Annie Fischer was a legendary performer in Hungarian and international musical life. She was a child prodigy and first took the stage at the age of eight, performing abroad for the first time when she was twelve. She studied under Arnold Székely and Ernő Dohnányi at the Academy of Music in Budapest.
She was given a euphoric reception both by the critics and the public on her return to Hungary in 1946. In the 1950s she was spoken of in superlatives around the world. Over the passage of time her habits as a pianist changed in the 1960s and the virtuoso performer became a musician ever more deeply absorbed in a quest for musical truth.
According the info got by Stampnews.com, Magyar Posta has issues issued a commemorative stamp in honor of the centenary of the birth of this great pianist Annie, triple winner of the Kossuth Prize and Artist of Excellence. A scene from Annie Fischer's concert with the London Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by William Steinberg on 29 January 1959 is depicted on the stamps.
The margin of the miniature sheet is decorated by a graphic composition related to Annie Fischer. The miniature sheet was designed by Péter Nagy and produced by the printing company Pénzjegynyomda. It is available at large post offices and Filaposta in Hungary from 5 March, but may also be purchased from Magyar Posta's online store.