Wenzel Fuchs, clarinet

Wind Instrument

Biography

Born 1963 in Innsbruck, Austria

What makes working with the Berliner Philharmoniker so unique?
Communication, joy in playing, comradeship and quality.ォ

Wenzel Fuchs comes from a region where traditional wind music is highly valued.

The Innsbruck native, scion of a musical family, was already playing the clarinet as a child in various wind ensembles.

After first studying in Kitzbuehel and Innsbruck, he went to the Vienna Musikhochschule,He got a Prize of the Austrian Ministry for science and Art.
In these time he had the opportunity of playing as a substitute with the Vienna Philharmonic. He began his professional career as principal clarinettist of the Vienna Volksoper, then moving to the Austrian Radio (ORF) Symphony Orchestra and in 1993 in the same position to the Berlin Philharmonic. In addition to his work in the orchestra, Fuchs is active as a soloist and chamber player in, among other groups, the
Philharmonic Wind Ensemble, Philharmonic Wind Soloists, Philharmonic Octet and the Philharmonic Friends of Vienna-Berlin. He also teaches in the Berliner Philharmoniker`s Orchestra Academy, holds a professorship at the Hochschule fur Musik "Hanns Eisler" Berlin (since October 2008),
a visiting professorship at the Gedai University Tokyo and at the Sakuyou Music University in Okayama, Japan and an honorary professorship at the Shanghai Conservatory, and he gives
master classes all over the world. Wenzel Fuchs enjoys skiing and likes
most of all to spend his free time with his family.

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