The “young professional” pianist Laetitia Hahn (2003), who performs worldwide, began playing the piano at two. She started school at the age of four and completed her first solo concerto with violin and piano at the age of six. In 2012 she entered the Pre-College and starred at the International Mendelssohn Prize Awards Ceremony that same year for the former Federal German President Dr. Richard von Weizsäcker in the Leipzig Gewandhaus. She performed her solo and orchestral debuts at the age of ten. At the age of eleven, she toured throughout Europe with a demanding Liszt program, which has remained unparalleled to this day. Hahn also performed with the Chinese star pianist Lang Lang in Munich and on Chinese television in front of an audience of 61 million people another time in Munich. She won numerous competitions, was named “Mensch 2014” by the Aachener Zeitung, “Music Ambassador” by the Lang Lang Foundation, was later appointed Ambassador of the “Belgian National Orchestra” and is the recipient of the “Honorary Prize of the City of Rietberg”. At 14 she graduated from high school. At the age of fifteen, she debuted as a conductor with the Alion Baltic Symphony Orchestra and premiered her own Peace Piano Concerto Weapons of Light with Radio Moldova and Franz Schottky which is a concerto modeled after the project “Weapons of Light” by San Francisco based conceptual artist Philip Lawson II and was broadcasted live with an audience of 1.2 million listeners.
In 2019, she played Mendelssohn’s Piano Concerto No. 1 with him in Moldava, gave concerts in Japan, and in January 2020 played the opening concert of the National Piano Competition in Mexico. In 2021 she stunned with her interpretation of Beethoven’s Fifth Piano Concerto, which she presented in the Herkulessaal/Munich. She conducted pieces from Mendelssohn’s Midsummer Night’s Dream 2023 in Tokyo. Hahn is involved in peace and charity events, such as Sternstunden Gala BR 2022, the Ronald McDonald Gala in Vienna, “Wünsch Dir Was” (Make a Wish), and orphans in Thailand and Romania. During this year’s Peace Gala in Rietberg/Germany, which will be accompanied on film by the popular 3-country culture broadcaster 3sat and which she has been instrumental in shaping as artistic co-director since 2021, this year she will present Rachmaninoff’s masterpiece, the Piano Concerto No. 2 – on the occasion of his 150th anniversary birth year. She has played in major concert halls worldwide and with renowned orchestras such as the Novosibirsk Philharmonic Orchestra / Peter Sanderling, Baden-Baden Philharmonic / Carlos Dominguez-Nieto, the Beethoven Orchestra Bonn / Caroline Nordmeyer, the Sofia Philharmonic Orchestra, or the Ukrainian State Orchestra / Volodymir Sirenko. In June 2023, she completed the “Bachelor of Arts in Music” at the Royal Conservatory of Antwerp/Belgium with “magna cum laude”. She gives master classes and is a juror at various competitions such as Jugend Musiziert, and has won multiple prizes at national and international piano, and composition competitions. Laetitia Hahn is currently writing her first of three books together with her brother Philip, which will be published by the publisher “Netmusica” in 2023. A wide range of media such as newspapers, radio, television, and various websites regularly report on Laetitia Hahn, as well as countless newspaper articles, many film documentaries and countless concert recordings are available.
Philip Hahn (2009) began playing the piano at the age of four and became young student at the same age. He started school at the age of five and did his orchestral debut in the Philharmonic of Essen/Germany and in the same year, he performed again with the Mihail Jora Philharmonic Orchestra in Bacau/Romania. He did his solo debut while touring in the Netherlands and Germany at the age of eight and in the same year he performed his first composition, a piano concerto for peace, Weapons of Light – Fantasia, a concerto modeled after the project “Weapons of Light” by San Fransisco based conceptual artist Philip Lawson II, and with the Radio Moldova Philharmonic Orchestra and Franz Schottky, which was broadcasted live and reached 1.2 million listeners in Moldova. Hahn debuted as a conductor at the age of nine with the Alion Baltic Symphony Orchestra while playing the grand piano himself. In 2023 he conducted works from Mendelssohn’s Midsummer Night’s Dream in Tokyo and has recently been considered a brilliant performer on the concert grand piano. Hahn is involved in peace and charity events, such as the Sternstunden Gala BR 2022, the Ronald McDonald Gala in Vienna, “Wünsch Dir Was” (Make a Wish), and for orphans in Thailand and Romania. He played at renowned festivals such as the Mosel Music Festival, the South Tyrolean Festival, the Davos Festival, and the Liszt Biennale in Thuringia/Germany. He won numerous competitions such as the Bach Competition in Köthen/Germany, the Mendelssohn Competition, the Paderewski International Competition in the USA, Florida International Competition and in May of this year he received two top awards – the well-known 30th International Piano & Orchestra Competition “Città di Cantù – Young Talents” – Italy and 1st prize at the federal competition “Jugend Musiziert” in Zwickau/Germany. Philip has given concerts in important concert halls worldwide, both as a soloist and with philharmonic orchestras such as the Symphonic Youth Orchestra Davos, Mihail Jora Philharmonic Orchestra / Bacau, the Alion Baltic Symphony Orchestra / Riga, and the Ukrainian State Orchestra / Volodymir Sirenko. In 2021, he made a Piano Duo tour with his sister Laetitia in Europe and in 2023, again with his sister Laetitia, he performed a cross-genre, acclaimed crossover concert with the Upper Austrian brass ensemble OÖ with Gershwin´s Rhapsody in Blue. As he was film-director Petr Vaclav’s first choice, Philip got cast for the leading role of the Young Mozart in the biopic monumental film Il Boemo, which, among other things, received six film awards “Cesky Lev” and the Hollywood Oscar 2023 nomination, from 2023 to be seen in the German program cinemas. During this year’s Peace Gala in Rietberg/Germany, which will be documented by the popular 3-country culture broadcaster 3sat, Philip Hahn will present the most famous piano work of Impressionism, Ravel’s Piano Concerto in G major, which is characterized by the fantastic mixture of Basque and Spanish sounds and the newly discovered piano jazz sound, still causing a sensation today. Furthermore, he will, together with his sister Laetitia Hahn, who composed the work, premiere the Weapons of Light Piano Concerto No. 2.
Philip Hahn is currently writing his first of three books together with his sister Laetitia, which will be published by the publisher “Netmusica” in 2023. A wide range of media, such as newspapers, radio, television, and the Internet regularly report on Philip Hahn. In addition to countless newspaper articles, various film documentaries and countless concert recordings are available.