Christine Fischer received her doctorate from the University of Berne in 2004 with a thesis on Maria Antonia Walpurgis of Bavaria. In 2007-2013 she was Associate Professor of the Swiss National Science Foundation at Schola Cantorum Basiliensis with an interdisciplinary research project on the performance practice of Italian opera at German-speaking courts of the 17th and 18th centuries.
She can look back on an international academic teaching experience, which led her to the University of the Arts Graz, the University of Vienna, the University of Music Freiburg im Breisgau, the University of the Arts Bern, the Julius-Maximilians-University Würzburg, the University of Basel, the Schola Cantorum Basiliensis, the Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich and the University of Bern.
Research projects led by her have been supported by the Swiss National Science Foundation, the Ernst Göhner Foundation, the Maja Sacher Foundation, and the Federal Office for Professional Education and Technology. Publications and conferences were supported by the Swiss National Science Foundation, the Maja Sacher Foundation, the Mariann Steegmann Foundation and other private foundations.
A rich experience in music journalism (radio and print media), music education (lecture recitals, CD and program booklet texts, concert introductions) and performance projects completes her profile.
Studies in music education (PH Ludwigsburg), musicology, art history and Italian philology (Ludwig Maximilians-Universität Munich), musicology and ethnomusicology (University of California Los Angeles), gender studies (University of Basel) as well as project partnerships and teaching activities in the field of theatre studies led to a cross-disciplinary orientation of her research interests.