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"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)

Listen to Beethoven´s Symphony No 4 in a broadcast on the Austrian Radio Ö1 on June 25 at 7:30 p.m. from a concert recorded at the Musikverein in Graz, where the Danish Chamber Orchestra and Adam Fischer performed on a tour in May, which also took them to the Liszt Academy in Budapest and the Musikverein in Vienna. The programme also includes Mozart´s Symphony No 38 and his violin concerto in G major with Nikolaj Szeps-Znaider.

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.

Adam Fischer and Wiener Philharmoniker embark on a European tour performing Mahler´s Ninth Symphony in Lyon, Antwerp and London. They then return to Vienna for two subscription concerts at Wiener Musikverein. In a programme featuring works by Haydn and Mozart they will be joined by violinist Leonidas Kavakos. Following concerts in Vienna, they will perform the same programme at the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam and then travel on to New York for the traditional Vienna Philharmonic week at the Carnegie Hall. Adam Fischer will conduct the orchestra in two concerts there one repeating their Vienna programme with Leonidas Kavakos and the other one featuring works by Bartók and Beethoven.

Adam Fischer, who last time was a guest at the Mozartwoche in 2017, returns to Salzburg for this year´s Festival to conduct the Wiener Philharmoniker once again. The concert at the Haus für Mozart on January 26, the eve of Mozart´s birthday. features an all-Mozart programme including his symphonies No 33 and 39 and the violin concerto in A major with soloist Janine Jansen. It will be recorded and broadcast by the Austrian radio Ö1 in “Matinee am Sonntag” on February 3 at 11:00.

Principal Conductor Adam Fischer and the Düsseldorfer Symphoniker inaugurated the New Year performing Haydn´s Schöpfung in Budapest. In mid-January they will embark on a five concert tour across Spain presenting Gustav Mahler´s Symphony No 9 in Valencia, Madrid, Barcelona, Murcia and Girona. Before their tour, they will perform and record Mahler´s last finished symphony in three subscription concerts at the Tonhalle in Düssedorf as part of a Mahler cycle, which has earned them hightest praise from the critics.

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.


This is shaping up to be the most idiomatic and exciting cycle of Mahler symphonies since Kubelik and Bernstein

(Grammophone Magazine April 2018)

Under Ádám Fischer the Düsseldorfer Symphoniker is in sparkling form delivering a performance that feels fresh and distinctive with a deeply intense atmosphere that is entirely compelling.

(Musicweb International June 2018)

For their Mahler recordings the Düsseldorfer Symphoniker and Principal Conductor Adam Fischer have received great critical acclaim. Most recently they have published Symphony No 3 (CAvi Music) with soloist Anna Larsson and will continue their successful Mahler cycle in January performing Symphony No 9 at the Tonhalle in Düsseldorf followed by a concert tour to Spain.

This autumn Adam Fischer returns to Milan´s Teatro alla Scala for a new production of Verdi´s Ernani staged by Sven-Eric Bechtolf. Première on September 29th and performances until October 25th.

Adam Fischer can also be heard in concert in Milan in October conducting Haydn´s Die Schöpfung. The third concert on October 15th will be broadcast live on Rai Radio 3.

In a ceremony on May 31st at the Knesset building in Jerusalem Adam Fischer was awarded the Wolf Prize in Music by the President of the State of Israel Reuven Rivlin. The international prize committee praised him as an inspirational conductor and eloquent defender of human rights:

“His support of humanrights, and in particular, his protest against the political developments in his native Hungary, make him an artist of exemplary integrity - a quality that shapes his interpretations as well as the morality of his stance. The Wolf Foundationis proud to recognize in Ádám Fischer a musical leader beloved around the world, whose aspirations serve as an inspiration to us all.”

Since 1978, the prestigious prize has been awarded annually to outstanding artists and scientists in five different fields for their achievements for the benefit of mankind.

In his speech Adam Fischer announced that he would donate the prize money to the Hungarian Helsinki Commission.




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