BiographyWenzel Fuchs comes from an area in which the traditional brass music has a high priority: The native of Innsbruck, scion of a music-loving family, blew the clarinet as a child in various brass band formations. After the first studies in Kitzbühel and Innsbruck he went to the Vienna Conservatory. There he got the opportunity to work as a substitute at the Vienna Philharmonic. He began his career as a solo clarinettist at the Vienna Volksoper, then joined the ORF Symphony Orchestra and 1993 to the Berliner Philharmoniker.
In addition to his work in the orchestra Wenzel Fuchs is a soloist and chamber musician, among others the Philharmonic Wind Ensemble, the Philharmonic Wind Soloists, the Philharmonic Octet and the Philharmonic Friends Vienna-Berlin.
In addition, he teaches at the orchestra academy of the Berliner Philharmoniker. From autumn 2008 to summer he was 2012 professor at the Academy of Music »Hanns Eisler« in Berlin and has a visiting professorship at Sakuyou University of Music in Okayama, Japan, as well as an honorary professorship at the conservatory in Shanghai, also gives masterclasses worldwide. Since October 2015 he holds a professorship at the Mozarteum Salzburg. He enjoys skiing and enjoys spending his free time with the family.