In addition to appearances as the assistant conductor of the Brooklyn Philharmonic, Mr. Haas’ conducting engagements have included performances with the San Antonio Symphony, Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra, and Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra, among others, as well as festival appearances. Mr. Haas conducted the National Symphony Orchestra with Itzhak Perlman as soloist, and the Washington Post had this to say:
“The young conductor Paul Haas was all about fresh thinking and visceral engagement. His musicmaking…revealed a keen musical mind and an impressive feeling for the natural pulse and trajectory of a score…Haas’s sensitivity to rhythmic and dynamic gradation, and his ability to marry heartfelt expression with disciplined playing from the NSO…would have been impressive in a conductor three times his age. If Thursday’s concert was an accurate barometer of his talents, Haas is headed for a significant podium career.”
Mr. Haas is the founder and artistic director of REWIND, a revolutionary visual and sonic experience that has been lauded by critics. “REWIND Refits the Classical Experience for a New Century,” proclaimed The New York Times headline. “Something momentous has occurred,” raved the San Francisco Chronicle. And Symphony Magazine declared, “Something important was happening, something with emotional stakes.” For more information, visit rewindconcert.com.
Paul Haas maintains an active role in the contemporary music scene, having premiered a new work for every concert he has conducted with the New York Youth Symphony through the organization’s groundbreaking First Music program. Mr. Haas was selected out of hundreds to perform in the American Symphony Orchestra League’s prestigious National Conductor Preview this season.
Mr. Haas is a graduate of Yale University and The Juilliard School.
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