Lars Fischer grew up in Hergiswil (Switzerland) and Djursholm (Sweden). After successful completion of his undergraduate degree in July 2015 at the Lucerne School of Music with Prof. Hans-Jürg Rickenbacher, he is currently studying with Sophie Grimmer at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance on post-graduate level (Master of Music). Most recently, Lars sang the roles of King of the West and Sun in Jonathan Dove’s The Enchanted Pig, Lucano in L’incoronazione di Poppea (C. Monteverdi) and Monostatos in The Magic Flute (W. A. Mozart). In June 2016, he created the role of Tommy in the world premiere of Stephen McNeff’s opera Banished at Blackheath Halls with Jessica Cottis (musical director) and Elaine Kidd (director). Roles performed in scenes include Soldier in L’incoronazione di Poppea (C. Monteverdi) and Triquet in Eugene Onegin (P. Tchaikovsky). Lars was also a finalist in the Lilian Ash French Song Duo Competition 2016 at Trinity Laban Conservatoire. Since 2015, he is a part of the newly formed vocal ensemble Rubythroat led by Dr. Linda Hirst, with whom he has performed Luciano Berio’s A-ronne and Cries of London, Arnold Schönberg’s Friede auf Erden and settings of Wiliam Blake poems by Julian Marshall alongside tenor James Gilchrist. He has sung in in masterclasses held by James Gilchrist, Dr. Ron Morris, Veronica Veysey-Campbell, Liza Hobbs, Tatiana Korsunskaya and has worked with directors such as Elaine Kidd, Harry Fehr, Stuart Barker, James Hurley and Matthias Behrends. Important musical influences include Edward Rushton and Eugene Asti. With great interest and dedication, Lars has a focus on the German and Swedish romantic song repertoire. This was reflected in his bachelor’s recital project at the Lucerne School of Music with the title Nordic Legends and Myths.
He has been a soloist in the Missa brevis in G by W. A. Mozart, the Messe in D by Franz Xaver Brixi and in the project Voices of Lucerne under Prof. Hans-Jürg Rickenbacher with concerts in London. Further, Lars has performed in several productions of the Lucerne School of Music, such as TourneDoReMi (2011), MonteverdIves (2012), as popstar Orfeo in Il Pasticcio (2013) and as part of the festival Szenenwechsel 2014 under Prof. Angelika Luz. Lars is the Crompton Scholar (Trinity Laban Conservatoire) and a member of the Swiss Study Foundation. Prior to his music studies, Lars completed a Bachelor’s degree in Law at the University of Lucerne (magna cum laude). He then worked as a tutorial assistant to Prof. Dr. Jürg-Beat Ackermann (chair of Criminal Law and Criminal Procedure Law at the University of Lucerne) and gained valuable experience in academic work and as a proofreader. Since 2006, he has been very active in various positions for the Swiss Guide and Scout Movement.