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 the Israel Chamber Orchestra, Luzerner Sinfonieorchester, Hamburger Symphoniker, Orquestra Simfònica de les Illes Balears, Hungarian State Opera Budapest, Bayerische Staatsoper München, Staatsoper Hamburg as well as Tiroler Festspiele Erl. Future seasons will see him making debuts with Münchner Philharmoniker, Klangforum Wien and Mozarteumorchester (as a pianist). 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.