Kerem Hasan


Kerem Hasan is chief conductor of the Tiroler Symphonieorchester Innsbruck, now in his fourth season, assuming the title in September 2019. In Summer 2017, the young British conductor laid the foundations for a very promising international career by winning the Nestlé and Salzburg Young Conductors Award. Prior to this, he had already attracted attention as a finalist in the Donatella Flick Conducting Competition in London and as Associate Conductor of the Welsh National Opera.

This season in Innsbruck, Kerem Hasan conducts Verdi's "La Traviata" at the Tiroler Landestheater in addition to his concerts with the Tiroler Symphonieorchester. Other highlights of the 2022/2023 season include production of "Carmen" at English National Opera and guest engagements with the London Philharmonic Orchestra, Hallé Orchestra, Dresdner Philharmonie and Norwegian Radio Orchestra. He works with the Münchner Rundfunkorchester Radio Orchestra, Romanian National Radio Orchestra and Orquestra Sinfónica do Porto Casa da Música for the first time. Reinvitations take him to the Danish National Symphony Orchestra, Toronto Symphony Orchestra, Tampere Philharmonic Orchestra, BBC Symphony Orchestra and Noord Nederlands Orkest. In June 2023, he will make his debut with the Yomiuri Nippon Symphony Orchestra in Japan.

His recent successes include opera performances at Glyndebourne ("The Magic Flute"), with Glyndebourne on Tour ("The Rake's Progress"), at the Welsh National Opera ("La Forza del destino"), at English National Opera ("Cosi") and at Tiroler Landestheater ("Samson et Dalila", "Rigoletto", "The Rape of Lucretia"). He has conducted concerts with the Concertgebouworkest, London Symphony Orchestra, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, SWR Symphonieorchester, MDR Sinfonieorchester, ORF Radio‐Symphonieorchester Wien, Orchestre National du Capitole de Toulouse, Filarmonica Teatro La Fenice and New Japan Philharmonic. In the summer of 2022, he made his US debut with the Detroit Symphony Orchestra, Utah Symphony Orchestra and Minnesota Orchestra.

In masterclasses, he received valuable advice from David Zinman, Edo de Waart, Gianandrea Noseda and Esa‐ Pekka Salonen, amongst others. At the invitation of his mentor Bernard Haitink, he assisted him with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Concertgebouworkest and Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks.

In the summer of 2016, Kerem Hasan first attended the Conducting Academy of the Aspen Music Festival, where he worked with Robert Spano. In 2017, he returned to the festival as Conducting Fellow and was subsequently awarded the Aspen Conductor Prize. As Assistant Conductor, he was in Aspen again in summer 2018. In August 2022, he was invited as a guest artist and conducted the Aspen Chamber Orchestra.

Born in London in 1992, Kerem Hasan studied piano and conducting at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. He later honed his craft at the Zurich University of the Arts with Johannes Schlaefli.