“Patrick Hahn’s conducting is a pleasure as he shows passion, euphoria & a precision that suited the works grandeur”
(Tiroler Tageszeitung, April 2017)
Conductor, composer and pianist Patrick Hahn was born in 1995 in Graz, Austria and is already an award winning artist both at home and abroad having received recognition for his compositions and performances in New York, Chicago, La Crosse, Salzburg and Vienna.
As a conductor, Patrick has worked with orchestras as well as opera houses including Münchner Philharmoniker, Luzerner Sinfonieorchester, Hamburger Symphoniker, Israel Chamber Orchestra, Orquestra Simfònica de les Illes Balears, Bayerische Staatsoper München, Staatsoper Hamburg, Hungarian State Opera Budapest as well as Tiroler Festspiele Erl.
Future seasons will see him making debuts with Dresdner Philharmonie, NDR Radiophilharmonie, Tonkünstler Orchester Niederösterreich, Gürzenich-Orchester Köln, Klangforum Wien, recreation – grosses Orchester Graz, Württembergisches Kammerorchester Heilbronn, Opéra de Rouen Normandie on tour in France and Orchestra Ensemble Kanazawa on tour in Japan. Return visits include Luzerner Sinfonieorchester, Bayerische Staatsoper and Tiroler Festspiele Erl.
He was a Conducting Fellow at both the 2016 Aspen Music Festival as well as the Tanglewood Music Center 2017.
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).
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. He has also taken part in masterclasses with Kurt Masur and Bernard Haitink.
Hahn- Rachmaninov: Symphonic Dances (Excerpt) (Tirol Festival of Erl, December 2017)
Hahn - Mendelssohn: Symphony No.2 ‘Lobgesang’ (Excerpt) (Tirol Festival of Erl, 2017)
“To observe Patrick Hahn’s conducting is a pleasure as he shows passion and euphoria and a precision that suited the works grandeur. In the first three movements Hahn is able to carve out a mixture of ceremonial song of praise and sensitive melancholy through his sensitive conducting. The meaning of the Lobgesang was wonderfully developed from the orchestra and the Chorakademie der Tiroler Festspiele up to the fulminant final chorus.”