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For their recording of Gustav Mahler´s Smyphony No 3 (Avi Music) Adam Fischer and the Düsseldorfer Symphoniker have been nominated for an OPUS KLASSIK Award in the category Symphonic Music of the 20th and 21st Century. The winners of the prestiious award, which will be presented for the second time this year, will be announced in the summer. Last April their recording of Mahler 1, which was also part of their Mahler cycle, won a BBC Music Award 2019 as best orchestral recording of the year. Now Fischer and the Düsseldorfer Symphoniker hope to win yet another important prize for their successful Mahler project.  Listen to the nominated recording here.

In July Woody Allen revives his Los Angeles Opera production of Puccini´s “Gianni Schicchi” at Milan´s Teatro alla Scala. Adam Fischer, who in this season already conducted a new production of Verdi´s “Ernani” in Milan, is on the podium of the Orchestra dell´Accedemia this time. Fischer, who ejoys sharing his experience with young musicians, first worked with them and the young singers of La Scala´s Accademia on a highly successful production of Mozart´s “Die Zauberflöte” two years ago. The first half of the double bill is Salieri´s “Prima la musica e poi le parole” directed by Grischa Asagaroff. In both productions the main part will be sung by Amgrogio Maestri.

In May Adam Fischer and the Danish Chamber Orchestra presented their new recording of all Beethoven symphonies in Copenhagen. With Beethoven 4 they then went on a concert tour to the Wiener Musikverein, the Musikverein in Graz, the Budapest Liszt Academy and Maribor and took their audience in each town by storm. Read the first rave CD reviews:

„I was blown away by this set“

“The strings are on fire, the timpani are athletes. This is as live and alert as any Beethoven symphonies I have heard”

(BBC3, Kate Molleson)

"My #BeethovenOdyssey has so far covered 134 conductors and 1098 symphonies across 730 hours. This cycle has enthralled, surprised and delighted me as much as anything I've heard."

(The Symphonist @deeplyclassical)

„Mit Kompromisslosigkeit und Risikobereitschaft setzen Dirigent Adam Fischer und das Dänische Kammerorchester Maßstäbe.“

„Beethoven klingt hier jung, hungrig, aufrührerisch und ungemein dicht.“

„Eine klare Empfehlung im Jahr vor dem 250. Geburtstag des Komponisten.“

(Deutschlandfunk, Christoph Vratz)


At a reception at the U.S.Ambassador´s residence in Budapest on June 18 Adam Fischer was awarded the prestigious John F.Kennedy Center Gold Medal in the Arts, which he received from the President of the John F.Kennedy Center Deborah Rutter. Since 2005 the Kennedy Center International Committee on the Arts has bestowed the Gold Medal in the Arts in recognition of extraordinary achievements in the arts at its international summit held each year in different cities. The Committee awards  inspiring individuals of the respective countries, whose lifetime achievements have created, nurtured, supported and championed the worlkd´s greatest arts and artists.The other reciepients this year were Adam Fischer´s brother Iván Fischer, soprano Eva Marton and composer György Kurtág.

On April 10 the winners of the annual BBC Music Magazine Awards were announced in London. The Orchestral Award went to Adam Fischer and the Düsseldorf Symphony Orchestra for their recording of Mahler´s Symphony No 1. The disc is part of a cycle of all of Mahler´s nine symphonies recorded at the Tonhalle in Düsseldorf and was chosen from among 200 recordings that received 5-star reviews in the BBC Music Magazine in the last year. Symphony No 3 was also longlisted for this year´s Awards. Adam Fischer and representatives from the orchestra were at the Award Ceremony to receive the prestigious prize.

The award, founded in 2003 by Hungarian entrepreneur Sándor Demján with the support of the National Association of Entrepreneurs and Employers, aims to honor and preserve Hungarian achievements, and facilitate improvements in the fields of science, art, culture, and sport.

Adam Fischer received the Primissima Prize in music, which is endowed with 15 million Forint, at a gala on December 7th held at Budapest´s Palace of Arts.


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