A sought-after accompanist and chamber musician, Martha Fischer has performed throughout the United States and Europe with many internationally recognised singers and instrumentalists. She is Professor of Piano and heads the Collaborative Piano Program at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Together with her husband, Bill Lutes, she frequently performs concerts of two-piano and piano duet literature and the Washington Post described their performance as “bursting with heartfelt intensity”. Singers as well as pianists, Fischer and Lutes have toured extensively with their revue Innocent Merriment: An Evening of Gilbert and Sullivan. Fischer has also presented unique recitals of art song in which she accompanies herself. A dedicated teacher, she has participated in international festivals, symposia, and competitions. She is a native of Plymouth, Michigan, and holds degrees from Oberlin College and the New England Conservatory of Music.