Elisabeth Fuchs
chief conductor

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Elisabeth Fuchs, conductor

Elisabeth Fuchs is chief conductor and founder of the Salzburg Philharmonic. Since 2023 she has also been chief conductor of the Haydn Symphony Orchestra Burgenland. She has worked together for several years with the Stuttgart Philharmonic, the Zagreb Philharmonic Orchestra, the Helsingborg Symphony Orchestra and the Brussels Philharmonic Orchestra. She also conducted the Bruckner Orchestra Linz, the Tonkunstler Orchestra Lower Austria, the Mozarteum Orchestra Salzburg, the Orchestra Recreation Graz, the Hamburg Symphony Orchestra, the Dortmund Philharmonic Orchestra, the NDR Radiophilharmonie Hanover, the WDR Symphony Orchestra Cologne, the HR Symphony Orchestra Frankfurt, the Munich Symphony Orchestra and the Munich Radio Orchestra.

Elisabeth Fuchs made her debut with The Magic Flute at the Prague State Opera, and at the Salzburg Festival she conducted Shostakovich's The New Babylon as well as the Mozart operas Bastien and Bastienne and The Acting Director, which were recorded on DVD by the classical label Die deutsche Grammophon. Elisabeth Fuchs loves experimenting across musical boundaries. This led to special music and performance projects with Quadro Nuevo, Stjepan Hauser (2CELLOS), David Orlofsky Trio, Klazz Brothers, Henry Threadgill, Pacho Flores, Andreas Martin Hofmeir, Benjamin Schmid, Sergej Malov, Yury Revich, Alina Pogostkina, Daniel Müller- Schott, Per Arne Glorvigen, Nikolai Tokarev, Rolando Villazón, Evelyn Huber, Deborah-Henson-Conant, Iris Berben, Maria Bill, Monika Ballwein, Conchita Wurst, Cornelius Obonya, Philipp Hochmair, Hans Sigl, Urbanatix, Herbert Pixner and Salut Salon.

She is particularly concerned about participatory music education (which leads, among other things, to large choir projects with the choir founded in 2019 with over 300 participants) as well as music education for children and young people. For this purpose, Elisabeth Fuchs founded the Salzburg Children's Festival in 2007, established the apprentice concerts in the Great Festival Hall and the Brucknerhaus Linz in 2013, launched the Show Your Talent competition in 2021, initiated a recorder project for Salzburg's VS children in 2022 and founded the Salzburg Children & Youth Philharmonic . From 2009 to 2018 she was artistic director of the Salzburg Cultural Association. Elisabeth Fuchs received numerous awards, including the Great Medal of Merit from the State of Salzburg as well as the Cup of Honor and the City Seal in Gold from the City of Salzburg.

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Elisabeth Fuchs, conductor
Born in Austria, Elisabeth Fuchs studied orchestral conducting, oboe, school music and mathematics at the Mozarteum Salzburg, at the Paris Lodron University Salzburg and at the Cologne Conservatory. She is chief conductor of the Philharmonie Salzburg and maintains a lively collaboration with renowned orchestras such as the Stuttgart Philharmonic, the Zagreb Philharmonic Orchestra and the Brussels Philharmonic Orchestra.

Elisabeth Fuchs loves to break musical boundaries. This led to special collaborations with Stjepan Hauser (2Cellos), the David Orlowsky Trio, the Klazz Brothers, Rolando Villazon, Iris Berben and many other artists. A big concern for her is the participative music education which leads among other things to choir projects with 300 contributors as well as to intensive work with children and adolescents.

Elisabeth Fuchs, conductor

Born in Upper Austria, Elisabeth Fuchs is chief conductor of the Salzburg Philharmonic.
She has worked together for many years with the Stuttgart Philharmonic, the Zagreb Philharmonic Orchestra, the Helsingborg Symphony Orchestra and the Brussels Philharmonic Orchestra. She has also conducted the Bruckner Orchestra Linz, the Tonkünstler Orchestra Lower Austria, the Mozarteum Orchestra Salzburg, the Orchestra Recreation Graz, the Hamburg Symphony Orchestra, the Dortmund Philharmonic Orchestra, the NDR Radio Philharmonic Hannover, the WDR Symphony Orchestra Cologne, the HR Symphony Orchestra Frankfurt, the Munich Symphony Orchestra and the Munich Radio Orchestra.

Elisabeth Fuchs made her debut with the Magic Flute at the Prague State Opera, and at the Salzburg Festival she conducted Shostakovich's Das Neue Babylon as well as the Mozart operas Bastien und Bastienne and Der Schauspieldirektor, which were recorded on DVD by the classic label Die deutsche Grammophon. Elisabeth Fuchs loves to experiment across musical borders, this led to special music & performance projects with Quadro Nuevo, Stjepan Hauser (2CELLOS), David Orlofsky Trio, Klazz Brothers, Henry Threadgill, Pacho Flores, Andreas Martin Hofmeir, Benjamin Schmid, Sergej Malov, Yury Revich, Alina Pogostkina, Daniel Müller-Schott, Per Arne Glorvigen, Nikolai Tokarev, Rolando Villazón, Evelyn Huber, Iris Berben, Maria Bill, Cornelius Obonya, Philipp Hochmair, Hans Sigl, Urbanatix or Salut Salon.

A major concern of hers is participatory music education, which leads, among other things, to large choral projects with the choir founded in 2019 with over 300 participants, as well as music education for children and young people. To this end, Elisabeth Fuchs founded the Salzburg Children’s Festival in 2007, established the apprentice concerts in the Great Festival Hall and in the Brucknerhaus Linz in 2013, launched the cross-genre competition Show Your Talent in 2021, initiated a recorder project for 2022 children in 6.000 and founded the Children’s and Youth Philharmonic Salzburg. From 2009 to 2018 she led the Salzburg Cultural Association, one of the largest concert organizers in Salzburg, as artistic director.

Elisabeth Fuchs studied orchestral conducting, choir conducting, oboe, school music and mathematics at the Mozarteum University in Salzburg, the Paris Lodron University in Salzburg and at the Cologne University of Music.

Elisabeth Fuchs, conductor
The Austrian-born Elisabeth Fuchs is chief conductor of the Salzburg Philharmonic, with whom she performs a wide-ranging repertoire (Bach, Mozart, Beethoven, Schubert, Mendelssohn, Schumann, Brahms) in the Salzburg Festival Hall as well as in the Felsenreitschule and in the Great Hall of the Mozarteum , Bruckner, Mahler, Dvorak, Tchaikovsky, Rachmaninov, Shostakovich, Ravel to Arvo Pärt, Kurt Schwertsik and John Adams). With her orchestra she has made several guest appearances at the Vienna Musikverein, the Vienna Konzerthaus, the Brucknerhaus Linz, the Congress Center Villach, the Kurhaus Wiesbaden and the Tonhalle Düsseldorf. The highlights of the 2019/20 season include Orff's Carmina Burana, the 1st & 5th Mahler, Elgar's Enigma Variations, the 4th Bruckner, Schubert's Great CD Major Symphony, Mozart's last symphonies, the 8th Dvorak, the 2nd Brahms and Berlioz's Symphony Fantastique. In autumn 2018, Elisabeth Fuchs and the Salzburg Philharmonic toured China for the first time with Beethoven's Pastorale as their main work.

Elisabeth Fuchs has been working regularly with the Stuttgart Philharmonic since 2012, and has conducted the Zagreb Philharmonic Orchestra in the Lisinski Hall almost every season since 2014. In 2013 she made her debut with the Helsingborg Symphony Orchestra and was invited again as after her debut with the Brussels Philharmonic Orchestra in 2014. Elisabeth Fuchs performed in the Musikhalle Hamburg, the Konzerthaus Dortmund and the Rheingau Musik Festival and conducted the Brucknerorchester Linz, the Tonkünstlerorchester Niederösterreich and the NDR Radiophilharmonie Hannover. In 2018 she made her debut with the WDR Symphony Orchestra Cologne, the HR Sinfonieorchester Frankfurt and the Munich Symphony Orchestra. In 2019 she recorded the CD “Volkslied reloaded” for Sony Music with the Münchner Rundfunkorchester and Quadro Nuevo.

At the Prague State Opera, Elisabeth Fuchs made her debut with the Magic Flute, at the Salzburg Festival she conducted Shostakovich's Das neue Babylon as well as the Mozart operas Bastien and Bastienne and Der Schauspieldirektor, which were recorded on DVD by Deutsche Grammophon.
2017 debuted Elisabeth Fuchs in Israel at the Beer Sheva Sinfonietta. She also directed the Hamburger Symphoniker, the Württembergische Philharmonie Reutlingen, the Wuppertal Symphony Orchestra, the Mozarteum Orchestra Salzburg, the Sinfonieorchester Erfurt, the Nordwestdeutsche Philharmonie Herford and the Dortmunder Philharmoniker.

Elisabeth Fuchs loves to break musical boundaries, this led to special music & performance projects with Quadro Nuevo, Stjepan Hauser (2 cellos), David Orlofsky Trio, Klazz Brothers, Henry Threadgill, Dance & Acrobatic Urbanatix Bochum, the DJs Troy Savoy & Harvey Miller, Pacho Flores, Andreas Martin Hofmeir, Benjamin Schmid, Sergej Malov, Per Arne Glorvigen, Nikolai Tokarev, Rolando Villazón, Iris Berben, Maria Bill,
Cornelius Obonya, Philipp Hochmair.

A big concern for her is the participatory music education, which leads to large choir projects with 300 contributors, education projects for children, adolescents and students, for which Elisabeth Fuchs in the year 2007 the children's festival Salzburg, 2013 the apprentice concerts in the big festival house and 2018 for students the lecture "UV Musicology interactive including concert experiences" initiated. From 2009 to 2018 she was the Artistic Director of the Salzburger Kulturvereinigung.

Elisabeth Fuchs studied orchestral conducting, choir conducting, oboe, school music and mathematics at the Mozarteum Salzburg University, at the Paris Lodron University Salzburg and at the Cologne Conservatory. Musically influential people for their artistic career were Balduin Sulzer, Franz Welser-Möst, Herbert Böck, Karl Kamper and Dennis Russell Davies. 2005 became Elisabeth Fuchs for her outstanding achievements with the Irma von Troll Borostyáni Prize, 2007 with the Federal Decoration of Honor of the Federal Ministry of Education, Art and Culture, 2017 with the Salzburg Prize of the Cultural Fund of the City of Salzburg and 2018 with the Honorary Cup of the City of Salzburg awarded.

She lives with her two children in Salzburg.

Quotations

"The brilliantly elaborated score unfolded in the meticulous reproduction of the pace of the pictures by the exemplary and present acting conductor Elisabeth Fox her own value. "
(Karl Harb, Salzburger Nachrichten)

"The musical part is the second strong success factor of this acclaimed performance: Elisabeth Fuchs, the Junge Philharmonie Salzburg and the dazzling young singer team are passionate about creating a density and drama that will bring suspense to your soul. , , a gorgeous "Mozart 22" building block. "
(Kronen Zeitung, Vienna)