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1. Cover Story: Hilary Hahn - Violinist With A Vision
A feature article from the Pittsburgh PostGazette where hahn describes her ideals as a classical musician.
Cover Story: Hilary Hahn - Violinist with a vision PSO opens new season with a bright, young star Friday, September 15, 2000 By Andrew Druckenbrod, Post-Gazette Classical Music Critic Hilary Hahn wants to personally thank you for listening. Pittsburgh Symphony PSO opens season with street party New faces in the PSO Hilary's 'Hahn-line' journal She doesn't say it in such a cheesy way she is 20 years old after all but the American violin virtuoso is doing her part and then some to help right the good ship classical. In a keynote address she gave this summer at the annual conference of the American Symphony Orchestra League in Boston, Hahn tactfully urged her fellow musicians to work harder to connect with audiences and offered tangible ways to do so. She advocated that artists look at "music television, the Internet, direct contact with audiences and programs for kids," while also maintaining they not be "reluctant to talk with the media." "To me, all of these activities on the part of artists are connected to the goal of breaking down barriers that keep people from coming to classical concerts," she said. "This isn't a matter of self-interest or egomania it's an effort to help with classical outreach." Hahn hasn't changed her tune since that conference "I think that there's a lot that [artists] can do that isn't too energy-consuming that would make a big difference," Hahn says over the phone. She'll put that theory into practice again this weekend when she performs in the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra's season-opening concert with music director Mariss Jansons. She'll play Samuel Barber's Violin Concerto in a concert that also includes Bela Bartok's Concerto for Orchestra and Ottorino Respighi's "Feste romane."

2. Great Performances . Dialogue . Hilary Hahn | PBS
Text of an email interview with violinist hilary hahn from December, 2001. (Top banner photos of Ms. hahn by Nana Watanabe/SONY Classical.),
Hilary Hahn describes the playing technique of Mischa Elman.
GP : How and why did you become involved with this documentary, THE ART OF VIOLIN?
: Did you listen to the recordings of violinists from earlier eras as part of your violin study?
: Are there any particular 20th-century violinists who have influenced you or whose playing you greatly admire?
HH : I was surely most influenced by my two teachers Klara Berkovich in Baltimore, from age five to ten, and Jascha Brodsky in Philadelphia, from age ten to 17. Both were very demanding teachers, but very kind, superb violinists: musicians of style and taste who allowed no technical shortcuts. I was extremely lucky to grow up under their guidance.
GP : Is there anyone who should have been included in the film who wasn't?
: How should the archival material featured in the film be viewed, and what is its value to young artists?
HH : It gives young players and old ones, for that matter an opportunity to see that they are part of a long and very rich tradition of violinists, each of whom played differently, each of whom played effectively. And for those who are studious, it is a great resource for studying the technique of playing the violin. Nearly every school, every body type, every possible manner of holding the violin and bow is represented. GP : The filmmakers touch on the fact that the careers of some child prodigies were cut short due to the pressures of stardom. Is this a concern among contemporary artists like yourself, who have been in the spotlight from such a young age? How do you cope with the rigors of performing and being in the public eye?

Welcome to hilary hahn s official website, home of the Grammywinning violinist s journal updates from the road along with news, hilary s performance calendar
Welcome to Hilary Hahn's official website, home of the Grammy-winning violinist's journal updates from the road . Inside you'll also find Hilary's performance calendar biography discography news and much more!
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4. Hilary Hahn
and Sonatas (SK 62793), violinist hilary hahn returns with her first concerto of today's most accomplished musicians, hilary's youthful exuberance and passion for performing
Nominated for a Grammy Award as Best Instrumental Soloist
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Read the transcript of Hilary's 11/7/99 live chat on AOL
On Hilary Hahn's debut CD: "I've never heard this legendary, impossible piece of music played on a higher level, technically and musically, than it is on Hahn's debut CD. This is simply a magnificent performance."
Stereo Review (Pick of the Month) "Amazing"
New York Times "This is an exciting debut..."
BBC Music Magazine
Following her critically acclaimed debut album of the Bach solo Partitas and Sonatas ( SK 62793 ), violinist Hilary Hahn returns with her first concerto recording for Sony Classical. Having clearly established herself as one of today's most accomplished musicians, Hilary's youthful exuberance and passion for performing has astonished critics and audiences everywhere. In addition to her debut recording, which won France's most distinguished recording prize the 1998 Diapason d'Or for "Young Talent" and appeared for weeks as a bestseller on the Billboard One of the youngest exclusive artists in the label's century-long history, Hilary Hahn again demonstrates confidence and virtuosity in her choice of repertoire to record, gathering together one of the most revered violin works in the repertory with a brightly engaging latter-day showpiece by the American composer and conductor

5. Acclaimed Violinist Hilary Hahn To Perform At Oberlin November 22
ACCLAIMED violinist hilary hahn TO PERFORM AT OBERLIN NOVEMBER 22 Oberlin College presents the acclaimed young American violinist hilary hahn in concert Friday, November 22, at 800

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ACCLAIMED VIOLINIST HILARY HAHN TO PERFORM AT OBERLIN NOVEMBER 22 N OVEMBER Hahn and Zhu are available online. Finney Chapel is located at the intersection of Lorain (Route 511) and Professor streets, across from Tappan Square. At the age of 22, the Grammy-award-nominated Hahn has established herself as one of the most accomplished, compelling, and busiest artists on the international concert circuit. Recently named "America’s Best" young classical musician by Time Since 1996, Hahn has made five recordings for Sony Classical. Her first album, featuring Solo Sonatas and Partitas of J. S. Bach, won 1997 "d’Or of the Year" and spent weeks as a bestseller on the Billboard classical charts. Her next recording, concertos by Beethoven and Bernstein, brought her first Grammy nomination as well as a second Diapason "d’Or," the

6. Hilary Hahn - Biography
hilary hahn s biography, on the new official website of the Grammywinning violinist hilary hahn, home of her journal updates from the road.
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At the age of 24, Grammy Award-winning violinist Hilary Hahn has established herself as one of the most accomplished and compelling artists on the international concert circuit. Recently named "America's Best" young classical musician by Time Magazine in 2001, she appears regularly with the world's great orchestras in Europe, Asia, and North America.
Highlights of Ms. Hahn's 2003-2004 season include recital debuts at the Kennedy Center in Washington DC, Disney Hall in Los Angeles, and the Kimmel Center in Philadelphia; a three-week debut tour of New Zealand with the New Zealand Symphony; and additional recitals that take her from Ann Arbor to Valencia. Other concerts include appearances and recordings with the London Symphony Orchestra and subscription concerts with the symphony orchestras of Cincinnati, Indianapolis, Montreal, Toronto, and Hong Kong. In Europe, Ms. Hahn tours Germany and the Netherlands with the Penderecki Orchestra and performs concerts with the DSO Berlin, NDR Hamburg Radio Orchestra, WDR Koln, Orchestre Philharmonique du Luxembourg, Barcelona Symphony and the Musikkollegium Winterthur of Switzerland.
Hilary Hahn records exclusively for Deutsche Grammophon. Her first album on that label, released in September 2003, features four

7. Hilary Hahn
A fan page offering a biography of the violinist and a description of hahn's first recital.

8. Great Performances . The Art Of Violin . Biography . Hilary Hahn | PBS
1 2 4 BIOGRAPHY hilary hahn hilary hahn, who has lived 1990 at the age of ten, Ms. hahn made her surviving student of the great Belgian violinist Eugène Ysaÿe
Enjoy Nathan Milstein's rendition of Brahms' "Violin Concerto in D Major, op. 77."
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Hilary Hahn
Hilary Hahn, who has lived in Baltimore since she was three, was born in Lexington, Virginia, in 1979. She began playing the violin one month before her fourth birthday, in the children's program of the Peabody Conservatory. From age five to ten, she studied in Baltimore with Klara Berkovich, a native of Odessa, who taught for 25 years at the Leningrad School for the Musically Gifted.
Her 1993 Philadelphia Orchestra debut was followed by engagements with the Cleveland Orchestra, New York Philharmonic, and Pittsburgh Symphony. In March 1995, at age 15, she made her German debut, playing Beethoven's "Violin Concerto in D Major" with Lorin Maazel and the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra in a concert broadcast on radio and television throughout Europe. Two months later, she received the Avery Fisher Career Grant. In 1996, Ms. Hahn signed an exclusive recording contract with Sony Classical and made her Carnegie Hall debut in New York, as soloist with the Philadelphia Orchestra.
Though she had completed the Curtis Institute's requirements when she was 16, she deferred graduation and remained at the school for several more years, taking additional elective courses in languages and literature, being coached regularly by Jaime Laredo, and studying chamber music with Felix Galimir and Gary Graffman. In May 1999, at the age of 19, Ms. Hahn graduated from Curtis with a Bachelor of Music degree.

9. Superstar Violinist Hilary Hahn Wins Hearts
The Toronto Star profiles hahn in an interview conducted before she began a tour with a Canadian orchestra.

10. Violinist Hilary Hahn Thrills Benaroya Audience
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COFFEE BREAK Mike Mailway TV Listings FIND IT! NWclassifieds Jobs Autos Real Estate ... Obituaries P-I ANYWHERE E-mail Newsletters News Alerts PDA Cell Phones ... RSS Feeds OUR AFFILIATES Violinist Hilary Hahn thrills Benaroya audience Wednesday, October 17, 2001 By R.M. CAMPBELL SEATTLE POST-INTELLIGENCER MUSIC CRITIC Hilary Hahn may be a mere 21, but she is hardly a novice on the international music scene. MUSIC REVIEW VIOLINIST HILARY HAHN, with pianist Natalie Zhu COMPOSERS: Brahms, Bach, Mozart and Saint-Saens WHEN: Monday night WHERE: Benaroya Hall She has been talked about, as an immensely gifted violinist, since she was in her midteens, and already has played on a good share of the world's important stages. For once, Seattle has not had to wait to hear this kind of musician in the early stage of a career. Thanks to the enterprising and alert Seattle Symphony Orchestra, Hahn made her local debut more than two years ago and returned to appear with the orchestra this past spring. On Monday night at Benaroya Hall, Hahn made her recital debut, opening the symphony's Distinguished Artists Series. She proved she was adept on stage with only a pianist an excellent pianist at that, Natalie Zhu as she is with an orchestra. The program of Brahms, Bach, Mozart and Saint-Saens was hardly adventuresome, as one might think a 21-year old might be, but it revealed, in the main, the kind of gifts Hahn possesses.

11. Feature Article
Feature Article. Interview A Talk with violinist hilary hahn. April, 2004. Jason Victor Serinus. On September 9, 2003, shortly after
Feature Article Interview: A Talk with Violinist Hilary Hahn
April, 2004 Jason Victor Serinus
On September 9, 2003, shortly after her recording of Bach Violin Concertos was released, Hilary Hahn became available for brief telephone interviews. Hahn spoke from the New York office of Universal Classics, the label with which she had just signed.
Hahn was running a good half hour behind schedule when we began our conversation. Twenty minutes later, she had to leave to attend a Tower Records signing. Given how little time was available to us, I’m amazed at how much she was able to share.
What strikes me most as I replay the tape of our conversation is the simplicity with which this gifted 23-year old artist discussed the mysteries of artistic creation. Hahn had no need of airs or phony sophistication. I am what I am, she suggested by her voice and the innocence of her replies.
Readers who have heard the artist’s Sony debut recording of Bach Sonatas and Partitas, her Barber/Meyer disc, or her Grammy-winning CD of Brahms and Stravinsky Violin Concertos know that she is capable of music making of the highest order. This impression was further confirmed when I heard Hilary play Bach, Bloch, and Mozart live on February 8, 2004. The solo Bach Partita No. 2 performance was extraordinary, not only for its unquestionable technical proficiency but moreso for its intellectual and emotional coherence. Zhu proved a more than able partner in the Mozart and Bloch, exhibiting equal degrees of care and nuance.

12. MusicMoz - Bands And Artists: H: Hahn, Hilary: Links
hilary hahn violinist with a vision - A feature article from the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette where hahn describes her ideals as a classical musician.,_Hilary/Links/
about submit item become an editor feedback the entire directory only in this category Top Bands and Artists H Hahn, Hilary : Links Deutsche Grammophon Gesellschaft - Hilary Hahn - A feature site from the record offers a photos, interviews, and tracks. Great Performances - Dialogue with Hilary Hahn - Hahn speaks about the documentary "The Art of Violin", and her interest in violinists from other eras. RealVideo excerpt of Hahn from the documentary is offered. Hilary Hahn - A fan page offering a biography of the violinist and a description of Hahn's first recital. Hilary Hahn on Saint Paul Sunday - Hahn describes her performances of the works of J.S. Bach on the syndicated radio program "Saint Paul Sunday." "America's Best" - Time Magazine picks America's Best Young Classical Musician for 2001: Hilary Hahn. "Hilary Hahn: Fulfilling her promise" - The cover story of Hahn from the August/September 1999 of Strings Magazine. "Hilary Hahn opens Y Music Society season" - A feature article from the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review describes the 2001 opening of the Y Music Society season. (October 20th, 2001)

violinist hilary hahn is now 17 years old and widely acclaimed as having a sound and technique well beyond her years. And she's been demonstrating those qualities for some time now. From a concert

14. Tower Records - Hilary Hahn - Bach: Violin Concertos / Kahane, LA CO
violinist hilary hahn has wisely chosen a program of concertos by J.S music tradition, yet it is remarkably timeless, and hahn, despite her young age, has well established herself

15. Hilary Hahn
At the age of twentytwo, American violinist hilary hahn has already established herself as one of the most accomplished and compelling artists on the
At the age of twenty-two, American violinist Hilary Hahn has already established herself as one of the most accomplished and compelling artists on the international concert circuit. Following her 1995 debut with the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra under Lorin Maazel , the critic for Munich's Süddeutscher Zeitung stated that her playing belonged "to those rare talents one encounters once in a century." In September 1999, Hahn gave the world premiere of a new concerto by American composer Edgar Meyer that was commissioned and written for her. Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra and Hugh Wolff. SK 60584 ), recorded in the spring of 1998 with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra and conductor David Zinman Hilary Hahn’s first recording for Sony Classical, featuring a selection from Bach's solo partitas and sonatas, was released in the autumn of 1997, just as the violinist was making her New York recital debut at Lincoln Center's Alice Tully Hall. In France, the disc won the country's most distinguished recording prize, the 1998 Diapason d'Or for "Young Talent." In America, it was "Pick of the Month" for Stereo Review and appeared for weeks as a bestseller on the Billboard classical charts. Admitted to Philadelphia's Curtis Institute of Music in 1990 at the age of ten, Hahn made her major orchestral debut with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra in December 1991. Her Philadelphia Orchestra debut in 1993 was followed shortly by first appearances with the Cleveland Orchestra, the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra and the New York Philharmonic. At age 15, Hahn made her German debut in Munich, playing the Beethoven concerto with Lorin Maazel and the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra in a concert telecast throughout Europe.

16. No Fiddling Around / At 23, Violinist Hilary Hahn Is Firmly In Control Of Her Mu
At 23, violinist hilary hahn is firmly in control of her music and her career It's impossible to interview violinist hilary hahn and not feel a twinge of guilt, or

17. Kimmel Center, Inc. > News Releases > Violinist Hilary Hahn Makes Kimmel Center
violinist hilary hahn Makes Kimmel Center Debut February 22 February 3, 2004, Curtis graduate and violinist hilary hahn will make

18. Hilary Hahn
Re hilary hahn Message posted by violinist adept (via on February 19, 2004 at 909 PM (MST). How do you guys like her Barber/Meyer CD?

19. Hilary Hahn's New Website
comments reflect the views of their authors, and not necessarily those of or the other contributors on this page. hilary hahn s New Website

20. Hilary Hahn, Violinist
hilary hahn, violinist. At the age of 22, violinist and Grammy winner hilary hahn has established herself as one of the most accomplished
Hilary Hahn, violinist At the age of 22, violinist and Grammy winner Hilary Hahn has established herself as one of the most accomplished and compelling artists on the international concert circuit. Recently named "America's Best" young classical musician by Time Highlights of Ms. Hahn's 2002-2003 season include recital debuts at Carnegie Hall and the Vienna Musikverein; a four-week tour of Europe with the San Francisco Symphony; performances of the violin concerto of Edgar Meyer (written for her) with the Boston, National, Seattle, and Frankfurt Radio symphonies; and a series of 14 recitals that take her from California to Istanbul. In Europe, Ms. Hahn tours Austria with Camerata Salzburg and returns to the Danish National Radio Symphony, the Zurich Chamber Orchestra, and the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra in Munich. Since 1996, Hilary Hahn has made five recordings for Sony Classical. Her first album

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