Royal Concertgebouw Appoints Iván Fischer New Honorary Conductor

By Dejan Vukosavljevic
(Credit: Marco Borggreve)

The Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra in Amsterdam has announced the appointment of Hungarian conductor Iván Fischer as its new Honorary Conductor.

Fischer is the third Honorary Conductor of the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, following Bernard Haitink and Riccardo Chailly and his tenure will begin in the 2021-22 season.

The Maestro recently conducted Monteverdi’s “L’Orfeo” at Grand Théâtre de Genève, Verdi’s “Falstaff” at Müpa Budapest, and Mozart’s “Don Giovanni” at the Edinburgh International Festival. Fischer has so far served as the Music Director of the Kent Opera and Opéra National de Lyon, Principal Conductor of the National Symphony Orchestra in Washington, and the Chief Conductor of the Konzerthaus Berlin, among others.

He studied piano, violin, cello, and composition in Budapest before heading to Vienna to study orchestral conducting.