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Name : Dr. Nathan Wiliam Fischer
Position : Senior Lecturer
Email : wiliam49@salam.uitm.edu.my ; nathanfischer2@gmail.com
Telefon : 03 - 55227188

Research Area:

Performance, Classical Guitar

Program:

Degree and Graduate Studies

Web Site:

www.NathanFischer.com

Qualifications:

  • Doctor of Musical Arts, Eastman School of Music, Rochester, NY- USA (2004)
  • Master of Music, Eastman School of Music, Rochester, NY- USA (2000)
  • Bachelor of Music, George Mason University, Fairfax, VA- USA (1998)

Teaching Experience:

  • The American University in Cairo, Visiting Assistant Professor of Music, Postdoctoral Fellow,  Cairo, Egypt (2009-2012)
  • National Conservatory of Music, Visiting Professor, Cairo Egypt (2009)
  • University of Nevada in Las Vegas, Adjunct Faculty, USA (2008-2009)

Additional Training:

  • Pro Tools Certification 101-110: Alchemea Audio Training College, London, England (2011)
  • Pro Tools Certification 201-210: Pro Media Training, New York, NY (2012)

Performances:

“East Meets West”.  (28 March, 2013).  Galeri Tuanku Nur Zahirah, Shah        Alam, Malaysia.  Nathan Fischer performing solo guitar, solo oud, guitar trio, and guitar quartet.  Additional performers include include Mohamed Shabyl Mohamed Ajmel, Mohd Hazriq Kulkepli, and Nur Sharmine Md Badry, and En. Mohd Kamrulbahri on rebana.  Premier of Sebuah Pantun III-Gamelbati VIII, by Tazul Izan Tajuddin.

Third Malaysia Composers Concert Series 2012.  (1 December, 2012)  Kuala Lumpur Performing Arts Centre, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Nathan Fischer performing solo guitar and guitar quartets.  Premiered Nocturneby Ross Carey and SE Asia premier of Romanza y Ruvido, by Aaron Travers.  UiTM student guitar quartets with Tazul Tajuddin, Syed Azizul, and Raja M. Atif.

Dahab Music Festival.  (17-20 April, 2012) Le Meridian Resort Hotel, Sinai Peninsula, Egypt.  Four solo concert appearances. Solo guitar music of South America and Egypt.

“East Meets West”. (7 March, 2011).  Oriental Hall, American University in Cairo, Tahrir Campus, Egypt.  Solo guitar music of South America.  Arab music takht, Nathan Fischer playing oud, Wael El-Mahallawy playing Qanoun, and John Baboukis playing Qanoun.

“East Meets West”.  (9 March, 2011).  Bibliotheca Alexandria, Alexandria Performing Arts Centre, small hall, Egypt.  Solo guitar music of South America.  Arab music takht, Nathan Fischer playing oud, Wael El-Mahallawy playing Qanoun, and John Baboukis playing Qanoun.

Faculty Soloist Showcase Recital.  (23 March, 2011).  Malek Gabr theatre, The American University in Cairo, Egypt.  John Baboukis playing harpsichord, Wael El-Mahallawy playing qanoun, Nathan Fischer playing guitar, E. Dzamashvili playing piano.

Memorial Celebration for Steve Everhart.  (27 September 2011).  Al Alfi Hall,  American University in Cairo, New Campus, Egypt.  John Baboukis playing harpsichord, Nathan Fischer playing guitar.

Classical Guitar Recital.  (4 November 2011) Ewart Hall, American University in Cairo, Tahrir Campus, Egypt.   Nathan Fischer and Andrew Zohn.

Lyons of Cairo Fall Concert.  (17 October 2011). Oriental Hall, American University in Cairo, Tahrir Campus.  John Baboukis, Director, bass baritone and qanoun, Wael El-Mahallawy playing qanoun, Nathan Fischer playing oud, D. Iskander soprano, A. Miller tenor, A. Reda soprano, W. Mineart Narrator.

Lyons of Cairo Fall Concert.  (31 October 2011).  Sharjah Art Gallery, American University in Cairo, New Campus.  John Baboukis, Director, bass baritone and qanoun, Wael El-Mahallawy playing qanoun, Nathan Fischer playing oud, D. Iskander soprano, A. Miller tenor, A. Reda soprano, W. Mineart Narrator.

Solo Guitar Recital.  (22 March 2010).  Bibliotheca Alexandria, Small Recital Hall, Alexandria, Egypt.

Las Guitarras Azules, Concerto Performance.  (9 February 2010).  Indiana University, Bloomington Indiana, USA.  Premier performance, composed by Aaron Travers.  Nathan Fischer playing guitar the Indiana University New Music Ensemble conducted by David Dzubay.  In fulfillment for a grant from the Fromm Foundation at Harvard and Howard Hanson Institute for American Music.

Taming of the Shrew.  (29 April- 6 May 2010).  Malek Gabr Theatre, The American University in Cairo, Egypt.  Nathan Fischer playing solo guitar in multiple performances of theatre production.

Solo Guitar Recital.  (18 November 2009).  Small Hall, Conservatoire of Music, Volgograd, Russia.

Solo Guitar Recital. (17 July 2009).  Las Vegas Guitar Festival, Beam Music Center, Doc Rando Recital Hall, University of Nevada in Las Vegas, USA.

Guitar Recital.  (24 April 2009).  Oriental Hall, The American University in Cairo.  Nathan Fischer playing solo guitar, Anne-Marie Candacse voice on three songs.

Recordings:

Film Soundtrack: Half Revolution, (2011) Guitar and orchestra, composed by Ahmed Saleh.  Performed guitar with orchestra.

Studio Recording.  (10 February 2010).  Las Guitarras Azules, Bloomington Indiana, USA.   Composed by Aaron TraversNathan Fischer playing guitar with the Indiana University New Music Ensemble conducte by David Dzubay.  In fulfillment for a grant from the Fromm Foundation at Harvard University and Howard Hanson Institute for American Music.

Fischer, N. (2000).  Images [CD].  Rochester, NY: Old Toad Records.
Distributed by CD Baby.

Commissions:

  • Massaya, by Karim Frege (2012)
  • Duo Kingfishers, work for solo guitar, Kirk-Evan Billet (2009 )
  • Moo Koong Hwa Gatchi (3 mvmt), Korean National, by Kye Ryung Park (2009)
  • A Travers Les Ruines, Egyptian National Art Music, by Ahmed Madkour (2008)
  • Las Guitarras Azul, concerto for guitar, by Aaron Travers (2008)
  • When the Bough Breaks, for solo guitar, by Aaron Travers (2005)
  • Romanza y Ruvido, for solo guitar, by Aaron Travers (2002)

Mass-media publications:

YouTube www.youtube.com/nathanfischerguitar

Fischer, N.  (Performer).  (2012).  Un Dia de Noviembre, by Leo Brouwer. Cairo, Egypt: 30 Shagarat el Dor Studio.  Performing solo classical guitar.

Fischer, N.  (Performer).  (2012).  Pasaje Aragüeño, by Antonio Lauro.  Cairo, Egypt: 30 Shagarat el Dor Studio.  Performing solo classical guitar.

Fischer, N.  (Performer).  (2012).  Lounga Yourghou, Turkish Traditional.  Cairo, Egypt: 30 Shagarat el Dor Studio.  Performing solo Egyptian oud.

Fischer, N.  (Performer).  (2012).  Lounga Farahfaza, by Riad Estembati.  Cairo, Egypt: 30 Shagarat el Dor Studio.  Performing solo Egyptian oud.

Fischer, N.  (Performer).  (2011).  Las Guitarras Azules, by Aaron Travers.  Indiana, USA: University Studio.  Concerto performance with Indiana University New Music Ensemble conducted by David Dzubay.  Performance in three videos.

Fischer, N.  (Performer).  (2011).  Fuoco, from the Liber Sonatine, by Rolan Dyens.  Cairo, Egypt: Oriental Hall.  Performing solo classical guitar.

Magazine
Justus, A.W., & Fischer, N.W. (2009, March). What’s your Theme Song? Music and Your Mood.  Identity Magazine, 56-57.

Conference Papers/Performance:

Augustíne Barrios Mangoré (2008), lecture and performance,  National Federation of Music Clubs Conference, Denver, Colorado, USA

Research Grants:

Supported in part by the American University in Cairo, Egypt.  Classical Arab Music Performance: From the Oud to the Guitar & Music Technology, Avid Certified ProTools Operatory: Licensing in Music Recording and Editing Software.  Postdoctoral research funding.  (2009-2012)

Supported in part by American University in Cairo, Egypt.  Venezuelian Guitar Music: Interpretation and Stylistic Features of the Music of Venezuela and South America.  (2011-2012)

Supported in part by the Binational Fulbright Commission, Cairo, Egypt.  Musical Rhythm, Visiting Professor at the Egyptian National Conservatory.  (2009)

Awards:

Andrés Segovia Award for Musical Accomplishment and Human Endeavor (2004),  Eastman School of Music, Rochester, NY, USA

Masterclasses & Guest Lectures:

Workshop and Master Class.  (23 March 2010).  Nathan Fischer guest instructor, Alexandria Conservatoire of Music, Egypt.

Creative Work:

Arab music performance on the Egyptian oud