Martin Fischer-Dieskau




In 1974 he started his career leading a production of Haydn's "Il mondo della luna" in his native Berlin at the age of nineteen. He thereafter studied violin, piano and conducting at the "Universität der Künste" Berlin as well as Italian Literature and Musicology at the "Freie Universität" Berlin (PhD). He was the German Music Council's top prize winner twice in 1976 and 1977 which led to some first invitations to leading orchestras in Germany and brought him into contact with Seiji Ozawa who invited him as a recipient of the much sought after Leonard Bernstein fellowship program in Tanglewood, USA in 1978 and again in 1988. Back in 1978 it was Antal Doráti who engaged him as Assistant Conductor with the Detroit Symphony Orchestra and advised him to return to Europe after two seasons in order to follow the steps of so many illustrious conductors of the past: becoming a repetiteur and "Kapellmeister" in various opera houses. His positions included Augsburg, Aachen, Hagen and finally Stuttgart and Bern, where he served as Principal Conductor from 1990 till 1994 conducting a wide range of Contemporary, Russian and Italian repertoire. He also led productions at the "San Carlo" in Naples and the "Regio" in Torino and became a frequent guest at international festivals such as the Helsinki, Granada and Berlin Festivals.

Meanwhile his work on the concert platform had established Martin Fischer-Dieskau as a conductor of all important British orchestras; he was invited to Japan's NHK as well as to the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra. Worldwide the number of orchestras he has conducted is approaching 100.

biografie   MARTIN FISCHER-DIESKAU As Principal Conductor of the Canadian KW Symphony from 2000 to 2004 he was able to make important contributions for the augmentation of the standard repertoire and opened the concert hall to new audiences. With the KW Symphony he also inaugurated the first German-Canadian Festival in Toronto in 2002.

Martin Fischer-Dieskau records for the Marco Polo and BIS labels, holds a professorship with the "Hochschule der Künste" in Bremen and established his own television series introducing young musicians for the German "ARD" TV channel.

In 2005 he was first introduced to Taiwan's classical music scene conducting and lecturing at the NTNU University in Taipei, later resuling in a concert engagement with the Taipei Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra.in 2006. That same year he helped inaugurate the first season of the newly created Boca Raton Symphonia in Florida and was immediately invited for a return visit which attracted more than 15.000 spectators in an open-air concert event. The following seasons brought him back to Israel, France, the Netherlands and the United States.

In 2007 the musicians of the Taipei Symphony Orchestra elected him as their principal conductor for the 2008/09 season during which he presented 7 exquisitly programmed concerts with music ranging from Rameau to Glière, Blacher and the foremost contemporary composers of Taiwan today. He also conducted a fully staged double bill opera night with works by Puccini and Wolf-Ferrari to great international critical acclaim.

One of the upcoming highlights in Martin Fischer-Dieskau's schedule was an extended tour of the Netherlands with the Holland Symfonia as well as return visits to Finland and the Czech Republic in 2010.

Martin Fischer-Dieskau begins the year 2011 with a series of 9 concerts at the helm of the Noord Nederlands Orkest (NNO)in 8 different Dutch cities to great critical and public acclaim.

In 2013 Martin Fischer-Dieskau presented a highly acclaimed new production of „Magic Flute“ at the ‘Teatre Principal’ de Palma de Mallorca. In October he will conduct the Brucknerorchester Linz followed by a tour with the German Radio Orchestra in various Chinese cities featuring Wagner/Verdi.

2015/16 brings Martin in contact with new orchestras in China and Romania, where Beethoven's Ninth opens the season in Iasi. He leads a tour through German cities with the German Radio orchestra and conducts a Glazunov/Chaikovski program with the Brandenburg Symphony in Potsdam's Nikolaisaal. In March 2016 his contribution to the 50-year existence of German-Israeli diplomacy is a performance of Friedrich Gernsheim's symphony no. 3 in c-minor in Raanana, Israel.

His latest success were concerts with the Orquesta Sinfónica de Tenerife on June 30 and July 1, 2017, in a program consisting of works by Gounod, Francaix and Stravinsky, leading to re-engagements for the 2018/19 season.


Tschaikowski: Symphony No. 1 "Winter Dreams"
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Past Events

June 30, July 1 Sinfonica de Tenerife

Martin Fischer-Dieskau, director

Nacido en Berlín, en el seno de una familia con aclamada tradición musical, comenzó a temprana edad su inquietud por la dirección orquestal y, por consiguiente, orientó su formación académica hacia la dirección y como violinista, violista y pianista, siendo doctor en musicología.

A su vez, completó su formación asistiendo a clases magistrales de Seiji Ozawa o Leonard Bernstein, entre otros grandes maestros.

Continuó como Kapellmeister en varios teatros de ópera en su país natal. Ha ocupado cuatro puestos como director principal en tres continentes diferentes, junto con un número creciente de aparaciones en calidad de invitado en óperas y conciertos, más de cien, en todo el mundo; entre las que destacan el Gran Teatre del Liceu de Barcelona, el Festival de Oviedo, el Teatre Principal de Palma y orquestas como la Orchestra de València y Orquesta Ciudad de Granada.

A esto hay que anadir su faceta como presentador de series de televisión y autor de libros para la editorial SCHOTT Musik. Para el concierto de hoy, se presenta como mero elemento musical, si bien silencioso, del fulminante conjunto de viento de la Orquesta Sinfónica de Tenerife.


CHARLES GOUNOD (1818-1893)
Petite symphonie, op. 216
Andante (quasi adagio)
Scherzo: Allegro moderato
Finale: Allegretto

Octeto para instrumentos de viento
Sinfonía: Lento-Allegro moderato
Tema con variazioni: Andantino
Finale: Tempo giusto

JEAN FRANCAIX (1912-1997)
Les malheurs de Sophie, siete danzas
Le jeu de la poupée: Vivo assai
Funérailles de la poupée: Allegretto
La présentation des petits amis: Allegretto
Variation de Paul: Allegretto
Pas de deux entre Sophie et Paul: Andantino
Le gouter: Vivo
Danse des filets à papillons: Vivo



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Verdi und Wagner

Kulturen der Oper
Arnold Jacobshagen

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DIRIGIEREN IM 19. JAHRHUNDERT - Der italienische Sonderweg


SCHOTT, Mainz 2016
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