Kerem Hasan has been principal conductor of the Tyrolean Symphony Orchestra Innsbruck since September 2019, his third season. By winning the Nestlé and Salzburg Festival Young Conductors Award in summer 2017, the young British conductor laid the foundation for a promising international career. Before that, he had already attracted attention as a finalist at the Donatella Flick Conducting Competition in London and as Associate Conductor of the Welsh National Opera.
In Innsbruck last season, Kerem Hasan performed Rossini's "L'italiana in Algeri" and Mozart's "The Magic Flute" at the Tiroler Landestheater in addition to his concerts with the Tyrolean Symphony Orchestra. Further highlights of the season were opera productions at the English National Opera ("Così van tutte") and in Glyndebourne ("The Rake's Progress") as well as guest engagements with the Tonkünstlerorchester Niederösterreich, Borusan Philharmonic Orchestra and Antwerp Symphony Orchestra. For the first time he worked with the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra, Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra and Orquesta Sinfónica de Galicia. Re-invitations led him to the ORF Radio Symphony Orchestra Vienna, Orchestre National du Capitole de Toulouse, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and Noord Nederlands Orkest. He made his US debut with the Detroit Symphony Orchestra in June 2022, followed by concerts with the Minnesota Orchestra and at the Aspen Music Festival.
His recent successes include opera performances at Glyndebourne ("The Magic Flute"), with Welsh National Opera ("La Forza del destino") and at the Tiroler Landestheater ("Samson et Dalila", "Rigoletto", "The Rape of Lucretia"). He has conducted concerts with the Concertgebouw Orchestra, London Symphony Orchestra, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, SWR Symphony Orchestra, MDR Symphony Orchestra, ORF Radio Symphony Orchestra Vienna, Danish National Symphony Orchestra, Tampere Philharmonic Orchestra, Orchestre National du Capitole de Toulouse, Filarmonica Teatro La Fenice and New Japan Philharmonic. In the course of master classes he received valuable suggestions from David Zinman, Edo de Waart, Gianandrea Noseda and Esa-Pekka Salonen, among others. At the invitation of his mentor Bernard Haitink, he assisted him with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, the Concertgebouw Orchestra and the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra.
In summer 2016, Kerem Hasan attended the Conducting Academy of the Aspen Music Festival for the first time, where he worked with Robert Spano. In 2017 he returned to the Festival as Conducting Fellow and was subsequently awarded the Aspen Conductor Prize. He returned to Aspen as Assistant Conductor in the summer of 2018.
Kerem Hasan, born in London in 1992, studied piano and conducting at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. He later deepened and perfected his training in conducting at the Zurich University of the Arts with Johannes Schlaefli.