Elisabeth Fox
chief conductor


The native Austrian Elisabeth Fox is chief conductor of the Philharmonie Salzburg, with which she performs a wide-ranging repertoire in the Festspielhaus Salzburg as well as in the Felsenreitschule and in the Great Hall of the Mozarteum (Mozart, Beethoven, Schubert, Mendelssohn, Schumann, Brahms, Bruckner, Mahler, Dvorak, Tchaikovsky, Rachmaninoff, Shostakovich, Ravel, etc.). With her orchestra she has performed several times in the Wiener Musikverein, Wiener Konzerthaus, Brucknerhaus Linz, Congress Center Villach, Kurhaus Wiesbaden and Tonhalle Düsseldorf. Highlights of the 2018 / 19 season include Orff's Carmina Burana, the 5. Mahler, Bach's Christmas Oratorio, Elgar's Enigma Variations and the 8. Dvorak. In autumn 2018, Elisabeth Fuchs and the Philharmonie Salzburg will make their first tour of China with Beethoven's Pastoraleals Hauptwerk.

Since 2012, Elisabeth Fuchs has been working regularly with the Stuttgart Philharmonic. Since 2014, she has been conducting the Zagreb Philharmonic in the Lisinski Hall almost every season. 2013 debuted with the Helsingborg Symphony Orchestra and was re-invited as well as after her debut with the Brussels Philharmonic Orchestra 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. 2018 will debut with the WDR Sinfonieorchester Köln and the HR Symphony Orchestra Frankfurt.

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 Bastienne and Der Schauspieldirektor, which were recorded on CD by Deutsche Grammophon.

2017 debuted Elisabeth Fuchs in Israel at the Beer Sheva Sinfonietta. She also directed the Hamburg Symphony Orchestra, the Württembergische Philharmonie Reutlingen, the Wuppertal Symphony Orchestra, the Erfurt Symphony Orchestra, the Northwest German Philharmonic Orchestra Herford and the Dortmund Philharmonic.

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. A big concern for her is the child and youth work. Elisabeth Fuchs is the founder of the Salzburger Kinderfestspiele, the Salzburg Teeniekonzerte and the Salzburger Apprentice Concerts, which attracted visitors in no time via 3000. Since 2009, she has been artistic director of the Salzburger Kulturvereinigung, Salzburg's leading concert organizer, in addition to her conducting and music education activities.

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  • Elisabeth Fuchs - Interview


"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)

guest conductor

Football concert for families
with hr symphony orchestra ·
hr-Sendesaal · Frankfurt
SA · 5. & SO · 6. May 2018

Mother's Day concert
with Munich Symphony Orchestra & Maria Well (cello) ·
K1 · Traunreut
SO · 13. May 2018 · 19: 00

Great summer concert
with Rolando Villazon & Joszef Lendvai
Würth Philharmonic
Künzlsau, Carmen - Würth - Forum
For · 22. June 2018 · 20.00

Dachshund meets Haydn from the series "WDR makes school"
with WDR Symphony Orchestra ·
Funkhaus · Cologne
DO · 28. June 2018 · 10: 30

Photos © Erika Mayer