Professor of Violin at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, Mauricio Fuks began his violin studies in his native Uruguay with Ylia Fidlon (a pupil of Leopold Auer). 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 Artist Competition. Following a distinguished international career as concertmaster, chamber musician and soloist, he now devotes himself entirely to pedagogy.
Mauricio Fuks has been a visiting professor at the Yehudi Menuhin School in England, the University of Limerick in Ireland, and the Hochschule fur Müsik ”Hanns Eisler” in Berlin. He is regularly invited to give master classes at the Reina Sofia School in Madrid, the Scuola di Musica in Fiesole, the Royal Conservatory in The Hague, the Royal Academy of Music in London, the Conservatoire National Supérieur in Paris, as well as the Shanghai and Beijing National Conservatories.
He is a regular participant in Summer festivals such as the Salzburg International Summer Academy of the Mozarteum, the Britten-Pears for Avanced Studies in Aldeburgh, the Sarasota Music Festival, the Orford Summer Festival in Quebec and the Ferme de Villefavard in France.
Mauricio Fuks has served as jury member in numerous international competitions. He was featured in The Strad Magazine of March 1993 and was appointed an Honorary Member of the Royal Academy of Music in 1999. Professor Fuks is regarded as one of today’s finest violin pedagogues.