Wenzel Fuchs

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Wenzel Fuchs (born 1963 in Innsbruck, Austria[1]) is an Austrian clarinetist.

He studied clarinet at the Innsbruck Conservatory with Walter Kefer and at the Vienna Music Academy with Peter Schmidl.[2][3] He has performed with the Vienna State Opera, the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, the Vienna Volksoper, and the Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra.[2]

Fuchs became clarinet soloist of the Vienna Volksoper at the age of 19 and five years later solo clarinetist of the Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra,[3] and was appointed solo clarinetist of the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra in 1993.[2]

Wenzel Fuchs holds a professorship at the "Hochschule für Musik Hanns Eisler", Berlin, since October 2008[1] and teaches in the Berliner Philharmoniker’s Orchestra Academy. He has been a guest professor at Sakuyou Music University in Okayama, Japan[2] holds an honorary professorship at the Shanghai Conservatory, and gives master classes all over the world.[1]

Fuchs is a member of the Berlin Philharmonic Wind Soloists ensemble,[4] the Berlin Philharmonic Octet ensemble,[5] the Philarmonische Freunde Wien-Berlin ensemble,[6] Berliner Philarmonisches Bläserensemble,[7] the Metropolis Ensemble, and the Super World Orchestra.[2]

Wenzel Fuchs has been awarded a Prize of the Austrian Ministry for Science and Art and several prizes in the German national youth competition "Jugend musiziert".[3]


  • Martinu, Nielsen, Koechlin: Serenade, with the Baborák Ensemble. Supraphon SU 3998-2, June 2009.
  • Reger: Clarinet Quintet, Op. 146 and String Quartet, Op. 109, with the Berlin Philarmonia Quartet. NAXOS, 8.554510, 2001.


  1. ^ a b c "Wenzel Fuchs biographic profile". Berliner Philarmoniker. Retrieved 2010-01-03. 
  2. ^ a b c d e "Wenzel Fuchs". Forest Hills Chamber Music Festival. 2004. Retrieved 2009-08-05. 
  3. ^ a b c "Wenzel Fuchs biographic profile". Österreichisches Kulturforum. Retrieved 2010-01-03. 
  4. ^ "Berlin Philharmonic Winds Soloists ensemble's profile". Berliner Philarmoniker. Retrieved 2010-01-03. 
  5. ^ "Philharmonic Octet Berlin ensemble's profile". Berliner Philarmoniker. Retrieved 2010-01-03. 
  6. ^ "Philharmonische Freunde Wien-Berlin ensemble's profile". Berliner Philarmoniker. Retrieved 2010-01-03. 
  7. ^ "Berliner Philharmonisches Bläserensemble's profile". Berliner Philarmoniker. Retrieved 2010-01-03.