Vienna born Sascha Goetzel is Artistic Director and Principal Conductor of the Borusan Istanbul Philharmonic Orchestra, and has achieved high artistic standards and international recognition for this exceptional body of musicians which has performed at the Salzburg Festival and had a brilliant debut at the BBC Proms. Standing ovations followed their performances in Vienna, Frankfurt and other destinations on their first tour, and their recordings have received outstanding notices.
A regular guest at the Vienna State Opera, he is also Principal Guest Conductor of the Kanagawa Philharmonic Orchestra in Japan. He retains close links with the Kuopio Symphony in Finland after a six year tenure of their music directorship. He is the Artistic Director of Istanbul’s Barış İçin Müzik Vakfı/Music for Peace Foundation and works closely with young people in music education, development and performance.
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