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Wenzel Fuchs - Solo Klarinettist -  Berliner Philharmoniker; Professor of Klarinette at the Universitat Mozarteum Salzburg (Austria)






                   Wenzel Fuchs is one of the most exciting clarinettists of our times and enjoys a global career as a soloist, chamber musician and Solo Clarinet of the Berliner Philharmoniker.

                  Wenzel was born into a musical family in Innsbruck, Austria, and from an early age was involved with local traditional wind ensembles. He went to study clarinet in Kitzbühel and Innsbruck, completing his studies at Vienna’s Musikhochschule (now University of Music and Performing Arts) in 1989. Upon graduation he received the esteemed Prize of the Austrian Ministry for Science and Arts. During his time in Vienna Wenzel substituted with the Vienna Philharmonic, playing with such legendary conductors as Leonard Bernstein, Carlo Maria Giulini and Herbert von Karajan. He was also awarded various prizes at the German national competition “Jugend musiziert”.

                 As Solo Clarinet of the Berliner Philharmoniker, Wenzel works with the world’s leading conductors and soloists on a regular basis. He has held the Solo Clarinet position since 1993, prior to which he was Principal Clarinet at the Volksoper Vienna and the Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra (ORF RSO). Wenzel has often appeared as a soloist with the Berliner Philharmoniker, with such eminent conductors as Daniel Barenboim, Herbert Blomstedt, Nikolaus Harnoncourt, Simon Rattle and Franz Welser-Möst. Wenzel’s extensive solo career has taken him around the world with such orchestras as the Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra, Copenhagen Philharmonic Orchestra (aka Sjælland Symphony Orchestra), Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra and the Orchestra Ensemble Kanazawa.

                His chamber music collaborations have been with such great musicians as Daniel Barenboim, Yefim Bronfman, David Geringas, Mischa Maisky, András Schiff and numerous world-class players from the Berliner Philharmoniker. Wenzel’s chamber music career has taken him to the most prestigious venues around the world, including the Musikverein in Vienna, Berlin’s Philharmonie, Amsterdam’s Concertgebouw and Carnegie Hall in New York.

               Wenzel’s recordings include Max Reger’s Clarinet Quintet for Naxos and Miguel del Aguila’s Clarinet Concerto for Albany Records. His latest album, released in 2010, features the world premiere recording of Cavallini’s Clarinet Concerto alongside works by Weber. He is also an active pedagogue – in addition to teaching at the Berliner Philharmoniker Orchestra Academy, Wenzel holds a professorship at the Hochschule für Musik “Hanns Eisler” Berlin, a visiting professorship at Kurashiki Sakuyo University in Japan and an honorary professorship at the Shanghai Conservatory of Music. He also gives master classes all over the world.


Agendas and Performance and Teaching Philosophy


Message from Wenzel Fuchs


Recordings hyperlinked here




New Information Under development 


Activities Past and Future


U-Tube Works and Master Classes


Carnegie Hall Clarinet Master Class: Beethoven's ... - YouTube


How to Prepare for Concerts: Carnegie Hall Master Class - YouTube


Carnegie Hall Clarinet Master Class: Prokofiev's Peter ... - YouTube


Wenzel Fuchs Clarinet Master Class - Carnegie Hall


Debussy: Rhapsody for clarinet / Fuchs · Crudele - YouTube


视频:Rhapsodie for Clarinet (Debussy) Wenzel Fuchs - 优酷


Mozart Clarinet Concerto K622, 1st movement




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