Borusan Istanbul Philharmonic Appoints New Principal Guest Conductor

Patrick Hahn will be the next principal guest conductor of the Istanbul-based orchestra

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The 25-year-old Austrian conductor will also as Artistic Advisor for two seasons, effective from 2021.

Patrick Hahn has performed as a guest conductor at the Borusan Istanbul Philharmonic Orchestra for over eight concerts.

Previously, he has debuted with major orchestras including the Munich Philharmonic Orchestra, Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, Vienna Symphony Orchestra, and Camerata Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra. In 2020, he was the youngest to ever be appointed as General Music Director of the Wuppertaler Bühnen und Sinfonieorchester GmbH.

"It has been a huge joy and privilege to have to been able to make music together so regularly with the incredibly talented and motivated musicians of the BIPO even during these unusual and challenging pandemic times," said Hahn in a statement.

"Their endless efforts and open minds to all kinds of different repertoire have led to the beginning of a fruitful collaboration that I look forward to continuing in the future and I cannot wait to become a part of the illustrious cultural scene of Istanbul with its remarkable past and promising future."

"We are thrilled about the prospect of Patrick Hahn joining us as our next Principle Guest Conductor," added Aydin Dorsay, Director of the Borusan Sanat. "Hahn is in great demand around the world, so we are excited that we can acknowledge the great partnership he has established with BIPO. We believe that Hahn’s appointment opens an exciting new chapter in the Orchestra’s life."