born on 22/7/1947 in Bern, BE, Switzerland
died on 23/7/2017
Thomas Füri (born 22 July 1947 in Bern) is a Swiss violin player, and a teacher at the Hochschule für Musik Basel. He studied with his father Erich Füri and with Max Rostal at the Hochschule für Musik Bern. He completed his studies with Ivan Galamian at the Juilliard School in New York. From 1973 till 1980 he was leader in Koblenz, Lausanne and Basel. From 1979 till 1993 he led the Camerata Bern. From 1980 till 1991 he taught at the academies in Winterthur and Zürich. In 1985 he joined I Salonisti, appearing in the 1997 film Titanic. In 1993 he was awarded the Musikpreis des Kantons Bern. Since 2000 he is a member of the Aria Quartet.
Thomas Füri plays a 1761 Giovanni Battista Guadagnini violin.
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