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Israel´s Wolf Prize in Music 2018 goes to Adam Fischer. 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.

Laureates receive their award from the President of the State of Irsael at a special ceremony at the Knesset building in Jerusalem.

Adam Fischer was suggested for the prize by the University of Music and Performing Arts in Vienna, where he had graduated.

He shares the prize in music with Paul McCartney.



In April, Wagner´s Ring Cycle is on the programme of the Wiener Staatsoper, conducted once again by Adam Fischer. Adam Fischer performs Wagner´s music regularly in Budapest, too, where more than 10 years ago he founded the Budapest Wagner Days and has since been the Festival´s Artistic Director. At this year´s Festival in June he will conduct a new production of “Tristan and Isolde” and a revival of “Tannhäuser”.

Follow the current Vienna performances live on the internet via

This weekend, Adam Fischer will perform for the first time at Hamburg´s Elbphilharmonie conducting the Hamburg Philharmonic State Orchestra in an all-Mozart programme. In the two concerts on Sunday 18th and Monday 19th they will perform his last three symphonies.

For his recording of Mozart´s complete symphonic work with the Danish Chamber Orchestra Adam Fischer received an International Classical Music Award.

Aadam Fischer makes his debut with the Berliner Philharmoniker this week stepping in at the last minute for his indisposed colleague. The programme of the three concerts at the Berliner Philharmonie on February 8,9 and 10 includes Dvořák´s Symphony No. 9 From the New World as well as Webern´s Passacaglia and Berg´s Violin concerto with Leonidas Kavakos.

The concert on Saturday February 10 at 20:00 will be broadcast via live Streaming on


At the end of January, Adam Fischer makes his debut with the Gewandhausorchester in Leipzig.

In two subscription concerts he will conduct works by Bartók, Haydn and Beethoven.

The soloist in Haydn´s cello concerto will be Steven Isserlis.

Listen to a live broadcast of the second concert on January 26th on Radio MDR Klassik.

It was Adam Fischer´s idea to start each New Year with Haydn´s „Creation“ and the annual New Year´s concert on January 1st at the Palace of Arts in Budapest is now a well-established tradition. For 2018 after their successful work together during a production of Mozart´s „Magic Flute“ at Milan´s Teatro alla Scala Adam Fischer has invited the jung musicians oft he Theatre´s Academy to Budapest to perform Haydn´s oratorio together with the Hungarian Radio Choir and international soloists. The Orchestra oft he Age of Enlightenment have now followed Adam Fischer´s idea inviting him to start the New Year together in London with a performance of Haydn´s masterpiece at King´s Place on January 6th.

A five star rating from the renowned Danish newspaper Berlingske for the concert last Sunday of the Danish Chamber Orchestra and Adam Fischer at Copenhagen´s Royal Academy of Music, which marked the 20th anniversary of Fischer´s successful collaboration with the orchestra.  Soon after their first concert together 20 years ago, the orchestra appointed Adam Fischer as their Chief Conductor and he has remained loyal to the ensemble in this function to this day. This artistic partnership has found its expression especially in a highly acclaimed and award-winning recording of Mozart´s complete symphonic work. They now continue their successful work with a Beethoven cycle. Their passionate interpretation oft he seventh Symphony at the anniversary concert met with long applause by an enthusiastic audience.

The Danish Chamber Orchestra have earned themselves  international reputation for their Mozart interpretations with thier Chief Conductor Adam Fischer. Their recording of the complete Mozart symphonies has received high cirtical acclaim – „You can imagine the composer smiling in approval“ wrote the Gramophone Magazine – and an International Classical Music Award.

This year, the orchestra will for the first time be a guest at the renowned Haydn Festival Burgenland. In their two concerts with Adam Fischer at the Basilika Frauenkirchen and in Raiding on September 1 and 3 they will perform Haydn´s „Hamoniemesse“ and his Symphony No 92 as well as Mozart´ s piano concerto in E flat major with Jasminka Stančul and his Symphony No 31 „Paris“. Listen to it here.


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