Ivan Fischer
(c) Alfonso Salgueiro / Philharmonie Luxembourg

The European Union Youth Orchestra announced today 73-year-old Hungarian conductor Ivan Fischer as the Orchestra’s new Music Director, with immediate effect. Fischer will continue to serve as Music Director of the Budapest Festival Orchestra, as Honorary Guest Conductor of the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, and as Ehrendirigent of the Konzerthausorchester Berlin.

Ivan Fischer’s first project with the EUYO takes place in the Orchestra’s home and annual summer residency in Grafenegg during August 2024, followed by a tour to New York as part of Carnegie Hall’s WOW! Festival, and to the Orchestra’s annual concerts in Bolzano as part of the Bolzano Festival Bozen.

Fischer’s appointment comes at the end of current EUYO Chief Conductor Vasily Petrenko’s ten-year tenure.

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