Born in Santiago, Chile, in a family of well-known musicians. Her many performances as a child in recitals and chamber music, were crowned by playing, at the age of twelve, Mozart Concerto KV 453 under Hermann Scherchen.
The enthusiastic recommendations of great artists like Eugene Ormandy and Carlos Kleiber, resulted in her being awarded an American scholarship to study in New York with o.a. Claudio Arrau.
Shortly after her arrival in Europe, she was granted the Dinu Lipatti Prize in London and later won the Munich International Competition. Since then she has played as soloist with renowned orchestras and conductors, recitals and chamber music, also on radio and tv in most European countries, North and South America, Japan, India and Israel.
Her diverse discography includes all the Beethoven sonatas,the complete works by Ravel and she also played numerous works by contemporary composers.
Edith Fischer has a piano duo with her husband Jorge Pepi-Alos, pianist and composer.
In 1989 they founded the festival and cours ‘Semaine international de piano de Blonay-St.-Légier’, Switzerland.
Nowadays Edith Fischer offers masterclasses mostly related to her appearances.