Kerem Hasan

Kerem Hasan

"The only 26-year-old Londoner is undoubtedly one of the greatest conducting talents of his generation"

From this season Kerem Hasan is chief conductor of the Tyrolean Symphony Orchestra Innsbruck.
By winning the Nestlé and Salzburg Festival Young Conductors Award, the young British conductor laid the foundation for a promising international career in summer 2017. Before that, he had already attracted attention as a finalist at the Donatella Flick Conducting Competition in London and as Associate Conductor at the Welsh National Opera.

The highlights of the current season are operas in Glyndebourne (“The Magic Flute”), Cardiff (“Il barbiere di Siviglia”), Innsbruck (“Samson et Dalila” and “Rigoletto”) as well as debuts with the SWR Symphony Orchestra, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and Orquesta Sinfónica de Galicia. He is a guest of the Lahti Symphony Orchestra, the Antwerp Symphony Orchestra and the Orchestra Sinfonica di Milano Guiseppe Verdi for the first time. He is also invited to join the MDR Symphony Orchestra, the Noord Nederlands Orkest and the Camerata Salzburg.

His previous engagements include opera performances with the Welsh National Opera (“La Forza del destino”), at the Tiroler Landestheater (“Les Contes d‘Hoffmann”) and the Meiningen State Theater (“Hänsel und Gretel”). He has conducted concerts with the Concertgebouworkest, London Symphony Orchestra, ORF Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra, Radio Filharmonisch Orkest, Danish National Symphony Orchestra, Filarmonica Teatro La Fenice, New Japan Philharmonic and Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra. As part of master classes, he received valuable suggestions from u. a. David Zinman, Edo de Waart, Gianandrea Noseda and Esa-Pekka Salonen. At the invitation of his mentor Bernard Haitink, he assisted him with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, the Concertgebouworkest and the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra.

In the summer of 2016, Kerem Hasan first attended the Conducting Academy of the Aspen Music Festival, where he worked with Robert Spano, Hugh Wolff and Federico Cortese. In 2017 he returned to the festival as a Conducting Fellow and was subsequently awarded the Aspen Conductor Prize. He returned to Aspen in summer 2018 as Assistant Conductor.

Kerem Hasan, born in London in 1992, studied piano and conducting at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. He later continued his education at the "Franz Liszt" Music Academy in Weimar and deepened and perfected it at the Zurich University of the Arts under Johannes Schlaefli.