Curriculum Vitae

Patrick Hahn

Patrick Hahn
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Conductor, composer and pianist Patrick Hahn was born in 1995 in Graz, Austria and has already established himself as one of the most promising artists of his generation. Patrick’s international presence has grown exponentially in recent seasons in both the concert hall and opera house, with important engagements including dates with the Münchner Philharmoniker, Luzerner Sinfonieorchester, Wiener Symphoniker and Bayerische Staatsoper. 


In the 2019/20 season, Hahn returns to the Elbphilharmonie for his second collaboration with the Hamburger Symphoniker. In the autumn he makes his Korean debut at the Suncheon Festival with Camerata Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, followed by his first appearance with the Chor des Bayerischen Rundfunks in a choral programme that will include the world première of a new piece composed by him, commissioned by the Bavarian Radio. Other engagements include his return to NDR Radiophilharmonie, Dresdner Philharmonie, Gürzenich-Orchester Köln and Orchestre de l’Opéra de Rouen Normandie, as well as debuts with the Ulster Orchestra, Münchener Kammerorchester, Düsseldorfer Symphoniker and Klangforum Wien.


Hahn is notably building his presence on the operatic pit. He has conducted for two consecutive seasons a production of an opera by Gordon Kampe at the Bayerische Staatsoper, and most recently assisted Kirill Petrenko in the company’s newest production of Salome. The collaboration with Petrenko continues in the coming season, with Hahn assisting him in Bayerische Staatsoper’s new production of Die Tote Stadt in autumn and at the Festspielhaus Baden-Baden in their spring production of Fidelio with Berliner Philharmoniker. The major operatic highlight in summer 2020 will be Patrick’s conducting debut at Salzburger Festspiele, in a production of a new family opera commissioned by the Festival. 


As a pianist, he performed with the Mozarteum Orchestra Salzburg or as Lied accompanist in the Vienna Musikverein, during the season 2017/18 he was also solo-repetiteur at the Hamburg State Opera.


Next to his studies in piano and conducting at the University of Music and Performing Arts in Graz, he was invited to master classes with Kurt Masur, Bernard Haitink, and as a Conducting Fellow to the Aspen Music Festival and the Tanglewood Music Center.


Patrick’s first composition was an opera, Die Frittatensuppe, which he premiered in 2008. 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). As a composer and arranger he has published music with Tierolff Muziekcentrale (Roosendaal, The Netherlands) as well as Helbling (Innsbruck, Austria).


Aside from his work in classical music, Patrick has a keen interest in both cabaret-songs, by the Austrian satirist and composer Georg Kreisler, as well as in jazz music, having received awards as a pianist at jazz festivals such as Chicago, and the ‘Outstanding Soloist Award’ from the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse as the best jazz pianist of the 37th Annual Jazz Festival.


Patrick received his vocal training and musical experience from a young age in various opera houses throughout Austria. He studied piano with Maria Zgubic and orchestral conducting with Martin Sieghart, Wolfgang Bozic and Johannes Prinz at the University of Music and Performing Arts Graz, Austria.


Patrick Hahn is represented worldwide by HarrisonParrott Ltd.