With the beginning of the season 2015/2016, ADAM FISCHER became principal conductor of the Düsseldorfer Symphoniker and artistic consultant of the Tonhalle Düsseldorf. He is principal conductor of the Danish Chamber Orchestra, conductor laureate of the Austro-Hungarian Haydn Philharmonic – which was founded by him – founder of the Haydn Festspiele in Eisenstadt, as well as founder and leader of the Budapest Wagner days. Born in Budapest in 1949, Adam Fischer studied composition and conducting in Budapest and with Hans Swarowsky in Vienna. After having been first kapellmeister in Helsinki, Karlsruhe and at the Bayerische Staatsoper in Munich, he became GMD in Freiburg, Kassel, Mannheim and artistic director at the Hungarian State Opera in Budapest. Regular performances lead him to the greatest opera houses in Europe and the USA: for example the Wiener Staatsoper, La Scala in Milan, Bayerische Staatsoper, Covent Garden, Metropolitan Opera, Bayreuther Festspiele. He regularly works together with leading orchestras, such as the Wiener Philharmoniker, Wiener Symphoniker, Münchner Philharmoniker, Orchestre de Paris, London Philharmonic, Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, Chicago and Boston Symphony, HNK Symphony.