Fischer, Ivan (b Budapest, 1951). Hung. conductor. Had cond. engagements in Milan, Florence, Budapest, Vienna before winning Rupert Foundation comp. in Eng. 1976. Joint mus. dir. Northern Sinfonia 1979–82. Opera début Zurich 1977 (Don Giovanni). Brit. opera début, Kent Opera 1982; Royal Opera 1983 (Manchester). Mus. dir. Kent Opera from 1984, art. dir. from 1989 until company went into liquidation in 1990. ENO 1987; Vienna 1988. Founder, Budapest Fest. Orch. 1983. Brother of Adam Fischer.
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