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Iván Fischer



Conductor, composer, opera director, thinker, and educator, anchored in the tradition of the great musical polymaths, Iván Fischer’s focus is always the music. To this end he has developed several new concert formats and reformed the structure and working method of the symphony orchestra. In the mid-1980s he founded the Budapest Festival Orchestra; his work as its music director has developed into one of the greatest musical success stories of the last 30 years. With international tours and a series of recordings for the Philips Classics and Channel Classics labels, he has earned a reputation as one of the world’s most celebrated orchestral conductors, for whom tradition and innovation go hand in hand. He has founded a number of festivals, including the Budapest Mahlerfest, the “Bridging Europe” festival, and the Vicenza Opera Festival. The World Economic Forum presented him with the Crystal Award for his achievements in fostering international cultural relations.

Fischer has served as principal conductor of Washington’s National Symphony Orchestra, Opéra National de Lyon, and Konzerthausorchester Berlin, the last appointing him conductor laureate. Amsterdam’s Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra named him honorary guest conductor following many decades of working together. He is a frequent guest conductor of the Berlin Philharmonic, Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, and New York Philharmonic.

After various guest appearances at international opera houses, he founded the Iván Fischer Opera Company (IFOC). His staging always sets as its goal an organic unity between music and theater. IFOC productions, which often spatially connect the instrumentalists and singers, have been received with great acclaim in recent years in New York, Edinburgh, Abu Dhabi, Berlin, Geneva, and Budapest.

Active as a composer, Fischer’s opera The Red Heifer made headlines across the world; his children’s opera The Gruffalo enjoyed numerous revivals in Berlin; and his most frequently performed work, Eine Deutsch-Jiddische Kantate, has been performed and recorded in several countries.

Iván Fischer is founder of the Hungarian Mahler Society and patron of the British Kodály Academy. The president of the Republic of Hungary awarded him the Gold Medal, and the French government honored him as Chevalier des Arts et des Lettres. He has received the Hungarian Kossuth Prize, Royal Philharmonic Society Music Award, Dutch Ovatie Prize, and named an honorary member of London’s Royal Academy of Music and honorary citizen of Budapest.

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