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Rudolf Fischer (musician)

Rudolf Fischer (musician)

German pianist
Rudolf Fischer (musician)
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Intro German pianist
Was Musician Educator Professor Music educator Pianist
From Germany Germany
Type Academia Music
Gender male
Birth 13 July 1913, Leipzig
Death 29 July 2003, Leipzig (aged 90 years)
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Rudolf Karl Fischer (July 13, 1913, Leipzig – July 29, 2003) was a German pianist, pedagogue and rector at the Felix Mendelssohn College of Music and Theatre in Leipzig.


Fischer was rector of the Felix Mendelssohn College of Music and Theatre from 1948 to 1973. He initiated the International Johann Sebastian Bach Competition, Leipzig in 1964 and served as the president of the competition until 1973. Fischer was president of the "Association Européene de Conservatoires, Academies de Musique et Musik-Hochschulen" between 1968 and 1974.

As a performer he played with the Gewandhausorchester, Leipzig and the Staatskapelle Dresden and made several recordings. He was also a member of the Schumann-Gesellschaft, Zwickau and the Neue Bachgesellschaft, Leipzig.

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