Violist Fitz Gary has already begun transforming the role of the musician in our society. An active performer and social activist, in 2012 he founded Music Feeds Us, a concert series designed to promote classical music and hunger relief, which has raised over 140,000 meals to date for food banks in Virginia. A graduate of The Juilliard School and the Cleveland Institute of Music, Fitz studied with Heidi Castleman, Hsin-Yun Huang, and Jeffrey Irvine. Selected as a 2013-2014 Fulbright Scholar, Fitz studied with Barbara Westphal at the Lübeck Musikhochschule in Germany. The school subsequently awarded him the prestigious 2014-2015 DAAD prize for an outstanding international student, as well as his second masters degree. While in Germany, Fitz completed the Akademie with the Grammy-Award-winning NDR Sinfonieorchester (Elbphilharmonie) in Hamburg. Currently, Fitz is a freelance musician based in Norfolk, Virginia. He performs regularly with the Virginia Symphony Orchestra, is president of the Feldman Chamber Music Society, and serves as a Clinician Ambassador for D’Addario Orchestral.