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Adam Fischer is a strong supporter of human rights. The Principal Conductor of the Düsseldorfer Symphoniker has initiated a Human Rights Prize to be awarded annually by the Tonhalle in Düsseldorf at a special Human Rights Concert. „Médecins sans Frontières" received the first award in 2016.

This year, Adam Fischer has chosen the community and the people of Lesbos to win the Human Rights Award honouring them for their humane and courageous work for refugees.

Stavros Myrogiannis, director of the refugee camp „Cara Tepe“, received the prize at a ceremony preceding the Human Rights concert on April 23, in which Adam Fischer and the Düsseldorfer Symphoniker performed Beethoven´s  9th Symphony.

„Kara Tepe is a sign of hope in Europe with its increasingly negative attitude against people who have to leave their homes because of war, hunger and religious or political repression“ said Adam Fischer.


In their up-coming subscription concerts the Düsseldorfer Symphoniker and Principal Conductor Adam Fischer will continue their successful Mahler cycle at the Tonhalle in Düsseldorf with performances of Mahler´s 5th Symphony.

Their recording oft he 7th Symphony, which was first published within the cycle, won them high critical acclaim.

„Fischer maintains a clear sense of momentum through the five movements and firmly keeps the symphony on its "from dusk till dawn" trajectory. The Düsseldorf Symphony plays with skill and precision, keeping together without any signs of fatigue and playing with the commitment and passionate intensity of the world's great Mahler orchestras. (..) This Seventh is an excellent indicator of great things to come.“ (Allmusic, March 2017)    

"Adam Fischer leads a completely convincing interpretation of the symphony. The truculent first movement flows with unusual coherence; the two Nachtmusiks are perfectly paced, the creepy scherzo has a nicely slithery transparency of texture, and the finale rises to an aptly raucous final.“ (, March 2017)

You can listen to he recording of the 4th Symphony on Deutschlandfunk on April 9.

Beethoven´s Symphony No 7 was the centrepiece of the last concert of Adam Fischer and the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment. Their outstanding interpretation received enthusiastic applause from the audience at the Royal Festival Hall.

Read the excellent reviews:


„An inspired and inspiring performance from start to finish“ (Backtrack)

“Convincing choice of tempo, clear inner detail, subtleties abounded” (Classicalsource)

Principal Conductor of the Düsseldorfer Symphoniker and Artistic Advisor to the Tonhalle Adam Fischer was on the podium, when the Tonhalle presented their programme for the 2017|18 season.

Fischer will continue his Mahler cycle concudcting symphonies 3 and 8 as well as „ Das Lied von der Erde“. Beethoven´s „Eroica“ is on the progamme of the Human Rights´ Concert, an annual event which Adam Fischer had initiated.


Adam Fischer made his debut at the Wiener Staatsoper, where his very first engagement was as répétiteur  in 1973, with Verdi´s "Otello"in 1980.

Since then he has conducted almost 350 performances in Vienna with a repertoire including 26 different operas.

Following the performance of "Don Giovanni" on January 26th honorary membership of the Wiener Staatsoper was publicly conferred upon him by Director Dominique Meyer.

To enthusiastic applause of the ensemble and the public, Adam Fischer accepted the document and the ring of honour.



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