Utah Symphony

Artists’ Profiles

Artists’ Profiles

BMW of Utah

Thierry Fischer

Thierry Fischer


The Maurice Abravanel Chair, endowed by the George S. and Dolores Doré Eccles Foundation

Thierry Fischer has been Music Director of the Utah Symphony since 2009, has held the same position with the São Paulo Symphony since 2020, and takes up his post as Music Director of the Orquesta Sinfónica de Castilla y León in September 2022.

In recent seasons he has conducted orchestras across the globe, notably the Cleveland Orchestra—where he returns this autumn—also the Boston, Atlanta and Cincinnati Symphonies; London Philharmonic; Royal Philharmonic; Oslo Philharmonic; Rotterdam Philharmonic Maggio Musicale Firenze among others.

Fischer closes his tenure in Utah with Mahler’s all-embracing 3rd Symphony, featuring the women of the Tabernacle Choir. This follows on their recording together of Mahler’s 8th symphony (released in 2017 on Reference Records, after Mahler 1 in 2015 and a disc of newly commissioned works by American composers in 2015). In this farewell season he has also chosen to celebrate Messiaen’s music with a performance of Turangalîla and the release on Hyperion in 2023 of his Des canyons aux étoiles (directly inspired by the breathtaking landscape of Utah). After a transformative 14 years in Utah, including the orchestra’s visit to Carnegie Hall for the first time in 40 years, a Saint-Saëns cycle on Hyperion and many other highlights, Fischer becomes Music Director Emeritus in summer 2023.

While Principal Conductor of the BBC National Orchestra of Wales 2006–2012, Fischer appeared every year at the BBC Proms, toured internationally, and recorded for Hyperion, Signum, and Orfeo. In 2012 he won the ICMA Award for his Hyperion recording of Frank Martin’s Der Sturm with the Netherlands Radio Philharmonic Orchestra and Chorus. His discography also includes a Beethoven disc with the London Philharmonic on the Aparté label.

Fischer started out as Principal Flute in Hamburg and at the Zurich Opera. His conducting career began in his 30s when he replaced an ailing colleague, subsequently directing his first few concerts with the Chamber Orchestra of Europe where he was Principal Flute under Claudio Abbado. He spent his apprentice years in Holland and became Principal Conductor and Artistic Advisor of the Ulster Orchestra 2001–2006. He was Principal Guest of the Seoul Philharmonic 2017–2020 and Chief Conductor (now Honorary Guest) of the Nagoya Philharmonic 2008–2011. Thierry Fischer is represented by Intermusica.

Andrei Korobeinikov

Andrei Korobeinikov


Andrei Korobeinikov was born in 1986 in Dolgoprudny, Moscow Region. He started to play the piano at the age of five and at the age of seven he won the 1st prize at the Tchaikovsky International Piano Competition for Young Musicians (Khimki and Klin, Moscow Region). In 2006, he graduated from the Tchaikovsky Moscow State Conservatory where he studied with Andrei Diev, and afterwards he did a postgraduate course with Diev at the same conservatory. He also studied with Vanessa Latarche at the Royal College of Music (London). At the same time, Korobeinikov got a degree in law. In 2003, he graduated from the European University of Law Justo in Moscow; in 2004–2007 he completed his postgraduate course at the Lomonosov Moscow State University (Department of Civil Law).

Korobeinikov has won the 1st prize at the Scriabin International Piano Competition in Moscow (2004), the 2nd prize and the audience prize at the Rachmaninoff International Piano Competition in Los Angeles (2005), special prize of the Moscow Conservatory, and the diploma for best performance of music by Tchaikovsky at the XIII Tchaikovsky International Competition in Moscow (2007).

Korobeinikov has performed concerts in more than 40 countries of the world and has collaborated with many musicians including Iván Fischer, Vladimir Fedoseyev, Vladimir Ashkenazy, Leonard Slatkin, Alexander Vedernikov, Okko Kamu, Jean-Claude Casadesus, Antoni Wit, Gintaras Rinkevicius, Alain Altinoglu, Maxim Shostakovich, Alexander Rudin, Mikhail Pletnev, Vakhtang Jordania, Dmitri Liss, Vadim Repin, Dmitri Makhtin, Alexander Kniazev, Johannes Moser, and Henri Demarquette. He has appeared with the Borodin Quartet, Philharmonia Orchestra (London), Orchestre National de France, NHK Symphony Orchestra (Tokyo), NDR Symphonieorchester, Konzerthausorchester Berlin, London Philharmonic Orchestra, Czech Philharmonic Orchestra, Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra, Budapest Festival Orchestra, Sinfonia Varsovia, State Academic Symphony Orchestra of Russia (Svetlanov Symphony Orchestra), Tchaikovsky Symphony Orchestra, Russian National Orchestra, National Philharmonic Orchestra of Russia, Moscow Symphony Orchestra, and many other Russian and European orchestras.

Korobeinikov has recorded discs of works by Scriabin, Shostakovich, Beethoven, Elgar, and Grieg on the labels Olympia, Classical Records, Mirare, and Naxos. His CDs comprising works by Scriabin (Mirare, 2008) and Shostakovich (Mirare, 2012) have been given the most prestigious awards of French musical critics, Diapason d’Or, Diapason découverte, and Choc.

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