New signing: Kerem Hasan
Kerem Hasan © Tristan Fewings/Getty Images for the Donatella Flick LSO Conducting CompetitionNews

Konzertdirektion Schmid is pleased to announce the general management of conductor Kerem Hasan. 25-year-old London born Hasan came to prominence in November 2016 as a …

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New signing: Kerem Hasan

19.01.2017

Konzertdirektion Schmid is pleased to announce the general management of conductor Kerem Hasan.

25-year-old London born Hasan came to prominence in November 2016 as a finalist of the Donatella Flick Conducting Competition, conducting the London Symphony Orchestra at the Barbican Centre. His recent engagements include performances with the Musikkollegium Winterthur, the Royal Northern Sinfonia and the Meininger Hofkapelle. He has conducted in masterclasses with the Tonhalle Orchestra Zurich, the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, the Royal Flemish Philharmonic and the Festival Strings Lucerne. Hasan has gained invaluable inspiration from the esteemed batons of Bernard Haitink, David Zinman, Edo de Waart, Gianandrea Noseda and Esa-Pekka Salonen.

Kerem Hasan is currently a student at the Zurich University of the Arts with Johannes Schlaefli. In 2016 he was awarded a Dirigentenforum scholarship and he has also received the Robert J. Harth Conducting Prize from the Aspen Conducting Academy, which sees his return to Aspen in 2017 as a Conducting Fellow.

Karen McDonald, Managing Director of Konzertdirektion Schmid: "We first crossed paths with Kerem in March 2016 in Lucerne when he took part in a master class with Bernard Haitink and we have been closely following his development throughout 2016. We are certain that Kerem has exceptional potential and a very bright future ahead of him; we are tremendously excited about this collaboration!"

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