Adam Fisher

Adam Fisher Music Director/Chief Conductor

Adam Fischer, chief conductor

Born in Budapest. After studying conducting and composition at the Liszt Conservatory, he studied under Hans Swarovski in Vienna. He has been an opera coach/assistant conductor of the Graz Opera and music director of Helsinki, Karlsruhe and Munich (Cologne State Opera). 1981-83 Freiburg, 1987-92 Kassel, 2001-05 General Music Director of Mannheim State Theater. He has led many successful premiere performances at opera houses in Europe and America, and at the Vienna State Theater since 1973. 1984 Paris National Opera ``Der Rosenkavalier'', 1986 La Scala ``The Magic Flute'', 1994 Metropolitan Opera ``Otello'', 1989 Covent Garden Royal Opera House ``Fighter'' In 2001, he conducted Wagner's "The Ring of the Nibelung" at the Bayreuth Festival. All of these were met with international acclaim and were named 'Conductor of the Year' by the German magazine Opernwelt.

Concert activities are also extremely fulfilling, with the Vienna Philharmonic, the Vienna Symphony Orchestra, the Zurich Tonhalle Orchestra, the Paris Orchestra, the London Philharmonic, the Philharmonia Orchestra London, the Royal Philharmonic, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, the Boston Symphony Orchestra, the Tokyo Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra, the NHK Symphony Orchestra, and the Hungarian National Philharmonic Orchestra. Other guest appearances. He is currently Principal Conductor of the Hungarian Radio Symphony Orchestra and General Music Director of the Hungarian State Opera.

In 1987, he presided over and started the Haydn Festival (Eisenstadt, Austria), and at the same time established the Austro-Hungarian Haydn Philharmonic. Together with the Haydn Philharmonic, he has performed operas and concerts at the Haydn Festival, as well as recorded all Haydn symphonies at Schloss Esterházy in Eisenstadt (Nimbus Records). Goldmark's "Queen of Sheba" (Hungaroton 1980) and Bartók's opera "Bluebeard's Castle" (CBS/Sony 1987) won the 'Grand Prix de Disque' twice.

This Japan tour with the Haydn Orchestra, which will be his first visit to Japan in 11 years since 1998, will be a highlight of the 2009 Haydn Year (200th anniversary of his death), and its historical value cannot be overlooked.

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