Curriculum Vitae

Patrick Hahn

Patrick Hahn
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Patrick Hahn was born in 1995 in Graz, Austria. As a conductor, composer and pianist he has won several awards at home and abroad (New York, Chicago, La Crosse, Siegburg, Salzburg, Vienna). From a young age, he received his first vocal training and gathered musical experience as a boy soloist in various opera houses throughout Austria. Continuous contact to this musical milieu led him to write his first composition- an opera. The premiere performance of „Die Frittatensuppe“ under his direction took place in 2008 followed by a rerun later on in a revised version. In 2013 he was awarded the 2nd prize from 170 submissions worldwide for his composition "Ameraustrica" at the 2013 Penfield Music Commission Project Contest (New York, USA).

During his time as a high school student, he studied piano with Maria Zgubic and later orchestral conducting and répétition with Martin Sieghart, Wolfgang Bozic and Johannes Prinz at the University of Music and Performing Arts Graz, Austria. Following his graduation with highest honors from high school in 2013, he was awarded his Bachelor’s degree for his musical studies in June 2015 at the age of 19, again with highest distinction. That same year he was chosen to complement his musical studies in prestigious masterclasses with Ulrich Windfuhr, Kurt Masur and Bernard Haitink. Soon after, he has been selected out of 170 applicants to be one of the Conducting Fellows at the renowned 2016 Aspen Music Festival (Colorado, USA) where he was musical assistant for the opera production of „La Bohème“. In the summer of 2017 he will accept an invitation to the Tanglewood Music Center (Massachusetts, USA). From 2017/18 on, he has been appointed solo-repetiteur at the Hamburg State Opera.

During a yearlong stay in the USA he has received awards as a pianist at jazz festivals including Chicago/ Illinois and the "Outstanding Soloist Award" from the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse as the best jazz pianist of the 37th Annual Jazz Festival. As a conductor he has been invited back to conduct at the Minnesota Music Educators Association (MMEA).

Within his work as a conductor and pianist, he is musical director and assistant to several choirs and ensembles and as such active on various projects and festivals. As a composer and arranger he has published music with Tierolff Muziekcentrale (Roosendaal, The Netherlands) as well as Helbling (Innsbruck, Austria).

As musical director and répétiteur he has been responsible for not only numerous symphonic productions but also various musical theater productions, such as „Tu, was du willst“ (Kulturfestival Regionale10), „Die Fledermaus [The Bat] “ (Schlossfestspiele Stadl 2012, Musikfestival Steyr 2014), „Der Freischütz [The Marksman] “ RingAward 2014), Franz Schrekers „Die Schatzgräber [The Treasure Hunter] “ (Brucknerfest Linz - EntArteOpera 2013), Walter Braunfels‘ „Ulenspiegel“ (ebendort 2014), „Im weißen Rössl“ (Musikfestival Steyr 2015) sowie „La Bohème“ (Aspen Music Festival 2016). Commissions from various institutions and festivals complement his artistic activity. From 2013 until 2016, he was engaged as a répétiteur and accompanist at the Music University of Graz, Austria.

 

He gave his debut as a conductor at the Hungarian State Opera Budapest in September 2014 at a gala concert, sharing the stage with Ferruccio Furlanetto, Anja Kampe, Piotr Beczała and Andrea Rost.

He made guest appearances at the Musikverein Graz, the Bruckner Festival Linz, the Vienna Volksoper, the Minneapolis Convention Center, the Budapest State Opera, the Munich State Opera, the Gewandhaus Leipzig, as well as the Concert Hall at the Lucerne Culture and Congress Centre (KKL).

Orchestras conducted by Patrick Hahn include the Savaria Symphony Orchestra, the Capella Calliope, the Israel Chamber Orchestra, the State Opera Orchestra Budapest, the Leipzig Symphony Orchestra, the Hamburg Symphony Orchestra, as well as the Lucerne Symphony Orchestra.

 

In January of 2017, he gave his debut at the Tiroler Festspiele Erl (Erl Music Festival) leading Mendelssohn's 2. Symphony, "Hymn of Praise" where he will return to again in the next two festival seasons. His debut as conductor at the Bavarian State Opera of Munich with the new production of "Kannst du pfeifen, Johanna" will take place in July 2017 as part of the Munich Opera Festival.

 

In November 2014 he was named “Styrian of the Decade” for his versatile musical work by the Austrian newspaper 'Kleine Zeitung' in the category 'young idols'.

 

Patrick Hahn is represented worldwide by HarrisonParrott Ltd.