“The programme resembled the conductor – innovative and clear, neat and fiery, classic and adventurous. Thierry Fischer left an excellent impression on the Orchestre de la Suisse Romande. After seventeen years of an international career, he has returned with a trump card, with his ardour unquenched but with the benefit of experience.
Fischer astonished those who were new to him by his clear, supple, trenchant, sensual and evocative gestures; by his irrepressible and intrepid vitality; by his hunger for the music, his heady enjoyment of the harmonic and melodic progressions, and the pleasure he takes in the different sonorities, all founded on an excellent technique.
His approach to Debussy was organic and emotional rather than cerebral, its contours beautifully clear. This conductor is not interested merely to produce a glorious sound, he finds beauty even in the depths of melancholy.”
Le Temps de Genève, 6th June 2014