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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 at the Prague State Opera with the Magic Flute, at the Salzburg Festival she conducted Shostakovich The New Babylon as well as the Mozart operas Bastien and Bastienne and Der Schauspieldirektor, which is from the classical label The German gramophone were recorded on DVD. 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, and launched the competition in 2021 show your talent in life, 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.

Elisabeth Fuchs, conductor

Austrian-born Elisabeth Fuchs is the founder and chief conductor of the Salzburg Philharmonic,
with which she performs a wide-ranging repertoire (Bach, Mozart, Beethoven, Schubert, Mendelssohn, Schumann, Brahms, Bruckner, Mahler, Dvorak) both in the Salzburg Festival Hall and in the Felsenreitschule, in the Great Hall of the Mozarteum and in the Great University Hall , Tchaikovsky, Rachmaninoff, 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.

Elisabeth Fuchs is also chief conductor of the Haydn Symphony Orchestra Burgenland. Since 2012 she has worked regularly with the Stuttgart Philharmonic Orchestra, and since 2014 she has conducted the Zagreb Philharmonic Orchestra in the Lisinski Hall almost every season. In 2013 she made her debut with the Helsingborg Symphony Orchestra and was invited back as well as after her debut with the Brussels Philharmonic Orchestra in 2014. Elisabeth Fuchs appeared in the Musikhalle Hamburg, the Konzerthaus Dortmund and the Rheingau Music Festival and conducted the Brucknerorchester Linz, the Tonkunstlerorchester Niederösterreich and the NDR Radio Philharmonic Hanover. In 2018 she made her debut with the WDR Symphony Orchestra Cologne, the HR Symphony Orchestra Frankfurt and the Munich Symphony Orchestra. In 2019 she recorded the CD “Volkslied reloaded” for Sony Music with the Munich Radio Orchestra 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 push musical boundaries, this has 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, Deborah Henson-Conant, Monika Ballwein, Conchita Wurst, Pacho Flores, Andreas Martin Hofmeir, Benjamin Schmid, Sergej Malov, Per Arne Glorvigen, Nikolai Tokarev, Rolando Villazón, Iris Berben, Maria Bill, Herbert Pixner, Salut Salon, Cornelius Obonya and 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 University in Salzburg, at the Paris-Lodron University in Salzburg and at the Cologne University of Music. Musically influential people in her artistic career were Balduin Sulzer, Franz Welser-Möst, Herbert Böck, Karl Kamper and Dennis Russell Davies. In 2005, Elisabeth Fuchs was awarded the Irma von Troll Borostyáni Prize for her outstanding achievements, in 2007 with the Federal Decoration of Honor from the Federal Ministry of Education, Art and Culture, in 2017 with the Salzburg Prize from the Cultural Fund of the City of Salzburg and in 2018 with the Cup of Honor of the City of Salzburg awarded. In 2023 she received the Great Medal of Merit of the State of Salzburg and the City Seal in Gold of the City of Salzburg.

She lives with her two children in Salzburg.

Elisabeth Fuchs, conductor

Born in Upper Austria, Elisabeth Fuchs is chief conductor of the Salzburg Philharmonic and the Haydn Symphony Orchestra Burgenland.

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.

Participatory music education is very important to her, 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. To this end, 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 cross-genre competition Show Your Talent in 2021, initiated a recorder project for 2022 children in 6.000 and founded the Salzburg Children's & Youth Philharmonic. 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
Austrian-born Elisabeth Fuchs studied orchestral conducting, oboe, school music and mathematics at the Mozarteum in Salzburg, at the Paris-Lodron University in Salzburg and at the Cologne University of Music. She is chief conductor of the Salzburg Philharmonic and the Haydn Symphony Orchestra Burgenland and maintains an active collaboration with well-known orchestras such as the Stuttgart Philharmonic, Zagreb Philharmonic Orchestra and Brussels Philharmonic Orchestra.

Elisabeth Fuchs loves pushing 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. Participatory music education is very important to her, which leads, among other things, to choir projects with over 300 participants as well as intensive work with children and young people.

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