Colyn Fischer, a native of Pittsburgh, PA has been studying classical violin since age 3 and Scottish Fiddle since age 5. As a teenager he studied with a number of the great fiddlers of Scotland, such as Ian Powrie, Angus Grant and Alasdair Hardy, and of the United States, including John Turner and Bonnie Rideout. He holds a Bachelor of Music Performance in Violin from Wheaton College, Illinois, and has recorded and performed with various ensembles in genres including jazz, classical, rock and Scottish.
In 1993, Fischer won the US National Scottish Fiddling championship (Jr. Div.), and won in the Open category in 2005 (in Houston, Texas) and again in 2006 (in Ohio).
Colyn currently lives in San Francisco, California, teaching middle school orchestra in the San Carlos School District. He is a private violin-fiddle instructor, taught at the Jink and Diddle School of Scottish Fiddling for 14 years and founded the Silver Apple Scottish Fiddle School in Pescadero, CA. Colyn is also the co-founder and concertmaster of the New Millennium Chamber Orchestra and co-directs the Peninsula Scottish Fiddlers with pianist Shauna Pickett-Gordon.