Marika Fischer Hoyt

Marika Fischer Hoyt is the host of Wisconsin Public Radio’s “Saturday Afternoon Classics.” In addition to her work with WPR, Marika maintains a demanding concert schedule as a professional violist.

Specializing in both modern and baroque viola, Marika performs regularly with the Madison Symphony Orchestra, the Ancora String Quartet, the Madison Bach Musicians, the Wisconsin Baroque Ensemble, and the Bach Collegium of Fort Wayne, IN. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Music from Smith College, and a Master’s degree in viola performance from the Indiana University School of Music. Marika lives in Madison with her husband and two daughters.