The Swiss conductor Thierry Fischer began his career in music as a solo flautist in Hamburg and at the Zurich Opera before discovering his passion for conducting. As the Music Director of the BBC National Orchestra of Wales, Fischer performed each year at the BBC Promenade Concerts. He has worked as the Music Director of the Nagoya Philharmonic Orchestra and the Utah Symphony Orchestra, and as the Principal Guest Conductor of the Seoul Philharmonic. He has been the Music Director of the Sao Paulo Symphony Orchestra since 2020 and of the Orquesta Sinfónica de Castilla y León since 2022. He has been invited to perform with the Boston Symphony, London Philharmonic and Royal Philharmonic Orchestras and the Chamber Orchestra of Europe.