*1940 in Uruguay
Professor of Violin at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, Mauricio Fuks began his violin studies in his native Uruguay with Ylia Fidlon. After graduating from the Juilliard School of Music, where he studied with Joseph Fuchs and Ivan Galamian, he furthered his studies at the University of Southern California with Jascha Heifetz.
In 1964 he won 1st Prize at the Young Concert Artists Competition. Following a distinguished international career as concertmaster, chamber musician and soloist, he now devotes himself entirely to teaching. Mauricio Fuks has been a visiting professor at the Yehudi Menuhin School in England, the University of Limerick in Ireland, and the Hanns Eisler School of Music in Berlin. He is regularly invited to give masterclasses at the Reina Sofia School in Madrid, the Scuola di Musica in Fiesole, the Royal Conservatory in The Hague, the Baratt Due Institute of Music in Oslo, the Royal Academy of Music in London, the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique in Paris, as well as the Shanghai and Beijing national conservatories.
He has taught at summer festivals such as the Salzburg International Summer Academy of the Mozarteum, the Britten-Pears School for Advanced Studies in Aldeburgh, the Aurora Music Festival in Sweden, and he continues to participate in the Sarasota Music Festival, the Orford Summer Festival in Quebec and the Ferme de Villefavard Masterclasses in France. He has served as a jury member at numerous international competitions.
Mauricio Fuks was appointed an Honorary Member of the Royal Academy of Music in 1999. He is regarded as one of today's finest violin pedagogues.
Last updated: January 2017