Thierry Fischer

Swiss conductor and flutist. Born 28 September 1957
Thierry Fischer
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1957-09-28
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Thierry Fischer

Thierry Fischer Biography (Wikipedia)

Thierry Fischer (born 28 September 1957) is a Swiss orchestra conductor and flutist.

Fischer was born in the Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland (Zambia) to Swiss parents. He studied flute with Aurèle Nicolet and began his musical career as Principal Flute in Hamburg and at the Zurich Opera, where he studied scores with Nikolaus Harnoncourt. His conducting career began in his 30s, conducting his first concerts with the Chamber Orchestra of Europe, where he was principal flute under Claudio Abbado.

From 1997 to 2001, Fischer was chief conductor of the Netherlands Ballet Orchestra (Nederlands Balletorkest). In 2001, Fischer became principal conductor of the Ulster Orchestra in Belfast, a role he held until 2006. In September 2006, he became principal conductor of the BBC National Orchestra of Wales (BBC NOW), and concluded his BBC NOW tenure after the 2011-2012 season. During this period, he performed at the BBC Proms every year, and also toured internationally.

Outside of Europe, Fischer was chief conductor of the Nagoya Philharmonic Orchestra from April 2008 through February 2011. He now has the title of Honorary Guest Conductor with the Nagoya Philharmonic. In September 2009, Fischer became music director of the Utah Symphony, initially with a contract term of 4 years. In February 2012, the Utah Symphony announced the extension of Fischer's initial contract through the 2015-2016 season. In May 2014, the orchestra further extended his contract through the 2018-2019 season. In May 2017, the orchestra announced his most recent Utah contract extension through the 2021-2022 season. In September 2016, the Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra announced the appointment of Fischer as its principal guest conductor, effective January 2017, with an initial contract of 3 years.

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Hector Berlioz
Le Corsaire - overture (Op.21)
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Le Corsaire - overture (Op.21)
Anatoly Konstantinovich Lyadov
The Enchanted lake (Volshebnoye ozero) - symphonic poem Op.62
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The Enchanted lake (Volshebnoye ozero) - symphonic poem Op.62
Hendrik Andriessen
Concertino for cello and orchestra
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Concertino for cello and orchestra
Francis Poulenc
Rag-Mazurka (Les biches)
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Rag-Mazurka (Les biches)
Florent Schmitt
Psalm 47, Op 38
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Psalm 47, Op 38
Frank Martin
Deuxième étude, pour le pizzicato (Études for string orchestra)
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Deuxième étude, pour le pizzicato (Études for string orchestra)
Édouard Lalo
Guitare, Op 28 arr Pierne
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Guitare, Op 28 arr Pierne
Igor Stravinsky
Concertino for 12 instruments
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Concertino for 12 instruments
Francis Poulenc
Rondeau (Les Biches)
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Rondeau (Les Biches)
Hector Berlioz
Overture to Les francs-juges (Op. 3)
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Overture to Les francs-juges (Op. 3)
Igor Stravinsky
Scherzo Fantastique
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Scherzo Fantastique
Claude Debussy
Prelude a l'apres-midi d'un faune
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Prelude a l'apres-midi d'un faune
Vincent d’Indy
Lied for viola and orchestra, Op 19
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Lied for viola and orchestra, Op 19
Igor Stravinsky
Petrushka
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Petrushka
Édouard Lalo
Guitare (Op.28)
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Guitare (Op.28)
Igor Stravinsky
Mavra: duet
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Mavra: duet
Anatoly Konstantinovich Lyadov
Kikimora - symphonic poem Op.63
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Kikimora - symphonic poem Op.63
Benjamin Britten
Sinfonia da requiem Op.20
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Sinfonia da requiem Op.20
Nico Muhly
Petroglyph & Tobacco
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Petroglyph & Tobacco

Petroglyph & Tobacco

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Maurice Duruflé
Requiem Op.9
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Requiem Op.9
Florent Schmitt
Psaume XLVII, Op. 38
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Psaume XLVII, Op. 38
Arthur Honegger
Pacific 231 - mouvement symphonique no. 1
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Pacific 231 - mouvement symphonique no. 1
Edward Elgar
In the south (Alassio) - overture Op.50
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In the south (Alassio) - overture Op.50
Anatoly Konstantinovich Lyadov
Baba-Yaga - symphonic poem Op.56
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Baba-Yaga - symphonic poem Op.56
Pierre Boulez
Éclat/Multiples for orchestra
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Éclat/Multiples for orchestra
Maurice Ravel
La valse
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La valse
Simon Holt
Morpheus wakes - concerto for flute and orchestra
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Morpheus wakes - concerto for flute and orchestra
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Past BBC Events

Proms 2015: Proms Saturday Matinee 4: Pierre Boulez at 90
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Cadogan Hall
2015-08-29T09:14:35
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29
Aug
2015
Proms 2015: Proms Saturday Matinee 4: Pierre Boulez at 90

Proms 2015: Proms Saturday Matinee 4: Pierre Boulez at 90

Cadogan Hall
Total Immersion: Pierre Boulez at 90: Total Immersion: Pierre Boulez at 90 - 7.30pm Concert
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Barbican, London
2015-03-21T09:14:35
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21
Mar
2015
Total Immersion: Pierre Boulez at 90: Total Immersion: Pierre Boulez at 90 - 7.30pm Concert

Total Immersion: Pierre Boulez at 90: Total Immersion: Pierre Boulez at 90 - 7.30pm Concert

19:30
Barbican, London
BBC NOW and NCW at the Proms: Prom 14: Duruflé, Ravel and Simon Holt
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Royal Albert Hall
2014-07-27T09:14:35
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27
Jul
2014
BBC NOW and NCW at the Proms: Prom 14: Duruflé, Ravel and Simon Holt

BBC NOW and NCW at the Proms: Prom 14: Duruflé, Ravel and Simon Holt

19:30
Royal Albert Hall
Proms 2014: Prom 14: Duruflé, Ravel and Simon Holt
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Royal Albert Hall
2014-07-27T09:14:35
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27
Jul
2014
Proms 2014: Prom 14: Duruflé, Ravel and Simon Holt

Proms 2014: Prom 14: Duruflé, Ravel and Simon Holt

Royal Albert Hall
BBC SO 2013-14 Season: Messiaen Éclairs sur l’Au-delà …
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Barbican, London
2014-03-19T09:14:35
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19
Mar
2014
BBC SO 2013-14 Season: Messiaen Éclairs sur l’Au-delà …

BBC SO 2013-14 Season: Messiaen Éclairs sur l’Au-delà …

19:30
Barbican, London

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