JOHANNES FISCHER – Percussionist
"He doesn't just make music, he is music. (..) His expressiveness and creativity were impressive - unique and unforgettable moments. " — Das Orchester, Mainz, Germany
"It was simply overwhelming how magnificently Johannes Fischer played. (..) The 26-year-old made music with a pleasure and an agility that made even watching a real enjoyment." — Sueddeutsche Zeitung, Munich, Germany
Portrait & Programs German-English
Shostakovitch Project with Sebastian Klinger: 15th symphony for piano trio & percussion duo German-English
Johannes Fischer is the “percussion magician” (Berliner Morgenpost) and he uses his infallible technique to coax a fascinating variety of enchanting sounds from his instruments. His incredible lightness of touch, overwhelming musical joy and his sensitivity prove that managing the enormous range of percussion instruments – from solo recitals to performances as a soloist with symphony orchestras – has little to do with pure muscle power.
Winner of the 56th ARD Music Competition, he is an internationally sought-after soloist and a passionate chamber musician who has been working with conductors and composers such as Heinz Holliger, Harrison Birtwhistle, Kirill Petrenko, Peter Eötvös or Pierre Boulez. In addition, Johannes Fischer is a composer; his works are performed, e.g., at the Lucerne Festival Academy and in the Louvre, Paris. Since 2009 he has been percussion professor at the college of music in Lübeck.
I. Xenakis: Rebonds B
J. Dowland: Clear or Cloudy (with flute)
J. M. Lopez Lopez: Calculo Secreto
C. Roqué Alsina: Themen II (with orchestra)
Contact: email Andreas Janotta