With new music. The Virginia native, who turned 34 yesterday, sat down one day and realised that the art of the encore was stuck largely in the 19th century. She wondered what that celebratory flourish at the end of a great recital might sound like on 21st century terms, and decided to find out the answer by commissioning 26 composers to write something less than 5 minutes long for violin and piano. Hahn describes the process in the booklet that comes with this two-CD set. She researched composers and their approaches first, looking for music that would grab her soul.
Hilary Hahn Discusses Life As a Young Classical Musician - WSJ
Hilary Hahn born November 27, is an American violinist. She has performed throughout the world both as a soloist with leading orchestras and conductors and as a recitalist. She has also built a reputation as a champion of contemporary music. Hahn was born in Lexington, Virginia on November 27, She began playing the violin one month before her fourth birthday in the Suzuki Program of Baltimore's Peabody Institute.
Not only does the year-old grown-up prodigy maintain a Web site www. Hahn has taken a slightly offbeat approach to tweeting, however: Too many time zones. The entries are cute, self-aware, and down-to-earth—much like Hahn herself.
Tickets and contact information. He has also conducted and recorded several opera-in-concert presentations with the BBC Symphony, to great acclaim. Under his leadership the Czech Philharmonic is enjoying unprecedented success both at home in Prague, and on extensive tours. Together they have toured in the past three seasons on three continents, including Europe, Asia and North America.