Thierry Fischer

Music Director, Utah Symphony

The Swiss conductor is the real thing - a musician of clear intelligence, technical skill, and podium personality, drawing performances that blended impeccable balancing, textural clarity and fizzing exhilaration…
Chicago Classical Review, July 2013

He conducts with both clarity and passion… Utah is lucky to have this conductor.
Chicago Sun Times, July 2013

Fischer’s conducting is concise and considered, with a thrilling knack for holding energy levels at brimming point without letting a drop spill over.
Guardian, January 2013


Music Director of the Utah Symphony Orchestra since 2009 and currently extended to 2019, Thierry Fischer has revitalized the orchestra with creative programming, critically acclaimed performances, and new recordings. Highlights of his tenure include a multi-season Haydn symphony cycle; Mahler, Beethoven and Nielsen cycles; and a tour of Utah’s five national parks. In celebration of its 75th anniversary season, the orchestra appeared at Carnegie Hall in April 2016 to critical acclaim and released an album of newly commissioned works by Nico Muhly, Andrew Norman, and Augusta Read Thomas on Reference . . .

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