Vera Fischer was born in Basel, Switzerland, in 1973. From 1992 to 1998 she studied the flute with Günter Rumpel and Philippe Racine at the Zurich College of Music and received her orchestra and concert diploma with honors.
Vera Fischer has played with various chamber music ensembles as well as with the Tonhalle Orchestra Zurich – the orchestra of the Zurich Opera. Her interest in the various means of expression inherent in contemporary music already began during her formative years. Since then, she has played with formations such as Ensemble Cattrall, Collegium Novum Zurich, and the Basel Sinfonietta, participating in the world premières of solo and ensemble pieces.
From 2003 to 2005 she completed a study course as an integrative voice trainer and has worked both as trainer and coach for instrumentalists ever since. In 2010, together with Muriel Zemp, she founded the chanson-duo Colette & Rose.
For her work as flautist, she has received various prizes such as the Study Prize of the Migros-Genossenschafts-Bund as well as the Ernst Göhner-Stiftung. In 1999, the municipality of Riehen/Basle awarded her its Culture Prize.
Since 2009, Vera Fischer has been teaching Performance Practice in Contemporary Music in the context of the master-course run by Klangforum Wien at the University of Music and Performing Arts Graz. Together with Björn Wilker, she also leads the project “Neighbors”, an educational music project initiated by the Klangforum Wien.
She became a member of Klangforum Wien in 1999.