Sebastian Hayn was born in 1996 in Italy and started playing the clarinet at the age of 5, following the musical tradition of his hometown.
He received his Bachelor diploma from the Conservatory of Perugia, where he studied with Maurizio Zampognini and graduated with distinction.
In 2018, he started his Master studies at the Conservatory of Milan with Prof. Laura Magistrelli. During his studies he collaborated with prominent musicians like Corrado Rovaris and Alexander Lonquich and performed as a soloist with the orchestra “I pomeriggi Musicali” of Milan.
Currently he studies under the tutelage of Prof. Wenzel Fuchs, Solo-Clarinetist at the "Berliner Philharmoniker", at the University of Mozarteum in Salzburg.
He received masterclasses from renowned clarinetists such as: Fabrizio Meloni, Andreas Schablas, Alessandro Carbonare, Pascal Moragues, Paolo Beltramini, Karl Leister, Wenzel Fuchs, Alexandra Gruber, Mate Bekavac, Giovanni Punzi, Han Kim, Sergio Pires and Demien Bachmann.
In March 2015 Sebastian collaborated as a soloist with the Carrol University Orchestra (Wisconsin, USA) , where he performed the solo concerto for clarinet and wind orchestra by Frank Ticheli.
Further appearences include Korzerthaus Vienna, Interharmony Festival, Festival dei due Mondi (Spoleto), Ravello Festival 2019, Festspiele Südtirol (Dobbiaco) and the Salzburger Festspiele.
In August 2016 he won the Summer Academy competition of Mozarteum University in Salzburg and performed, on the occasion of the Salzburger Festspiele, the Schumann Phantasiestücke in the Great hall of Stiftung Mozarteum.
In 2019 he won the “Luigi Zanuccoli” International Competition. He was chosen as a finalist of the Yamaha scholarship 2018 in Austria. Further successes include the Castellani and Leandro Roscini scholarships and the Buffet-Crampon scholarship 2019.
An avid solo, Sebastian performed already on the most important stages of Europe and is invited in prestigious American institutions such as "Stanford University" and "North Colorado University" to perform and to hold masterclasses. As an orchestra and chamber musician, Sebastian collaborated with "I solisti di Perugia”, Oenm (Österreichisches Ensamble für Neue Musik), Philharmonie Salzburg, Interharmony Orchestra, Orchestra “I pomeriggi Musicali” (Milano), Bläserphilharmonie Salzburg. In 2018 he won the audition as solo clarinet in the Italian Youth Orchestra (OGI), with which he had the opportunity to perform on international stages and renowned festivals. He also had the pleasure of playing alongside prominent musical figures like Daniele Gatti, Gianna Fratta, Alexander Lonquich, Giovanni Gnocchi, Luciano Acocella, Francesco Bossone, Jérémie Rohrer, Katia and Marielle Labèque. Sebastian was finalist at the Zürich Philharmonie auditions and at the Academy " Teatro alla Scala" in MIlano.
Aus 1017 Teilnehmerinnen und Teilnehmern eine handvoll Solisten für das Preisträgerkonzert auszuwählen scheint unmöglich. Zwischen-Stationen für die Jury waren die „Akademiekonzerte“. So hart es klingt - auch in diesem Sommer endete die Sommerakademie mit dem Konzert der „Besten der Besten“
Von Larissa Schütz
"I could immediately recognize his enthusiasm and talent, together with his sensitive musicality. His interest and commitment in music demonstrates a sincere dedication and love for it."