Hans Graf has been music director of the Singapore Symphony Orchestra since July 2022. He was previously music director of the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra, Orchestre National Bordeaux Aquitaine, Basque National Orchestra and Mozarteum Orchester Salzburg. He has conducted and works closely with many leading orchestras worldwide, such as the Boston Symphony Orchestra, Vienna Philharmonic, Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin, London Symphony Orchestra, Aalborg Symphony Orchestra and Philharmonie Zuidnederland among many others.
He has appeared at Salzburg Festival since 1983, and has also participated in numerous international festivals, including Bregenz, Savonlinna, Tanglewood and Aspen. Graf has led many performances at the Vienna State Opera, and at the opera houses of Munich, Berlin, Paris and Rome among others.
His vast discography includes all the symphonies of Mozart and Schubert, Henri Dutilleux’s complete orchestral works, and the world premiere recording of Zemlinsky’s Es war einmal.
Graf is Chevalier de l’ordre de la Légion d’honneur and was awarded the Grand Decoration of Honour of the Republic of Austria. He is also Professor Emeritus for Orchestral Conducting at the Universität Mozarteum in Salzburg.