A leader in his generation of composer-performers, David Fulmer has garnered numerous international accolades for his bold compositional aesthetic combined with his thrilling performances. The success of his Violin Concerto at Lincoln Center in 2010 earned international attention and resulted in immediate engagement to perform the work with major orchestras and at festivals in the United Kingdom, Europe, North America, and Australia. Fulmer made his European debut performing and recording his concerto with the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra under the direction of Matthias Pintscher in 2011.
A surge of new commissions and recent performances include the Ensemble Intercontemporain, Berlin Philharmonic, New York Philharmonic Biennial, Slovenian Philharmonic, Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen, ProMusica Chamber Orchestra, Carnegie Hall, Alte Oper Frankfurt, Salzburg Foundation, BMI Foundation, Concert Artists Guild, Washington Performing Arts, and the Fromm Music Foundation. He recently led the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra, NFM Wrocław Philharmonic, International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE), Elision Ensemble, and numerous ensembles and orchestras throughout the United States, Europe, and Australia. Next season marks important debuts leading the Ensemble Intercontemporain, Szczecin Philharmonic, and South Netherlands Philharmonic. Recent appearances also include the Los Angeles Philharmonic’s Green Umbrella series at Walt Disney Concert Hall, Chamber Music Northwest Festival, and Lincoln Center’s Mostly Mozart Festival.
Fulmer was recently the recipient of both the Charles Ives Fellowship from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, and the Carlos Surinach Commissioning Award from BMI. He is the first and only American recipient of the Grand Prize of the International Edvard Grieg Competition. He graduated from The Juilliard School.