Viennese conductor Sascha Goetzel serves as Artistic Director and Principal Conductor of the Borusan Istanbul Philharmonic Orchestra, which has a history associated with the performances of notable soloists and participations at leading international festivals, such as Salzburg Festival, BBC Proms, and the Festival of Istanbul. Heading the Borusan Orchestra, Goetzel has worked with soloists including the likes of Daniil Trifonov, Vadim Repin, Yuja Wang, Rudolf Buchbinder, Murray Perahia, Maxim Vengerov, Arcadi Volodos, Julian Rachlin, Daniel Hope, Placido Domingo, José Carreras, Anna Netrebko, Renée Fleming, Bryn Terfel, and Piotr Beczala.
He is the Artistic Director of the Turkish ‘Music for Peace Foundation’. Maestro Goetzel’s biography records his appearances as conductor with the Kanagawa Philharmonic Orchestra in Japan, Orchestre Symphonique de Bretagne, the Austrian Korean Philharmonic Orchestra. As a gusets conductor he has appeared with the NHK Symphony, Münchner Symphoniker, Dresden Philharmonic, Orchestre National de France, Israel Symphony Orchestra, the London Philharmonic, the Symphony Orchestras of Luxembourg, Strasbourg, Sofia, Vancouver, the Paris Chamber Orchestra, etc.
Goetzel is also active as opera conductor and has appeared at the Marrinsky Theatre, Wiener Staatsoper, Wiener Volksoper, the Opera of Anger-Nantes, Opera de Montpelier, Tokyo Nikkikai Opera Company at Tokyo Bunka Kaikan, Tiroler Landestheater, Opera de Rennes, Opéra National de Lorraine à Nancy. After his production of Le Nozze di Figaro at the Wiener Staatsoper he obtained a re-engagement to conduct additional productions at the theatre.
Goetzel and the Borusan Istanbul Philharmonic have released compact discs for the Deutsche Grammophon and Onyx labels: Respighi, Hindemith & Schmitt (2010), Khatchaturain: Violin Concerto (2018) and Music from the Machine Age (2012).