Wednesday, November 27, 2013

November 27: Grammy Award–winning violinist Hilary Hahn is 34-years-old today.

Hahn was born in Lexington, Virginia, and began studing the violin when she was three years old at Baltimore's Peabody Institute. At age 10, , she was admitted to the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia, and in 1991, at 22, made her major orchestral debut with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra.

Hahn signed her first musical recording contract at age sixteen in 1996 with Sony Music. She graduated from the Curtis Institute in May 1999 with a Bachelor of Music degree.

Hilary was recently named Gramophone magazine's Artist of the Year, is a two-time Grammy Award-winning soloist celebrated for her probing interpretations, technical assurance and compelling stage presence. For a decade and a half, extensive international performances and recording activities have made Hahn one of the most sought-after artists of this era.

HIGHLY Recommended (Links to Amazon):

Hilary Hahn ~ Brahms · Stravinsky - Violin ConcertosHilary Hahn: A PortraitHigdon & Tchaikovsky Violin Concertos

In the dozen years since she began recording, Hahn has released eleven solo albums on the Deutsche Grammophon and Sony labels, in addition to three live performance DVDs, an Oscar-nominated movie soundtrack, and various compilations.

Covering a repertoire as diverse as Bach, Stravinsky, Elgar, Beethoven, Vaughan Williams, Mozart, Schoenberg, Paganini, Spohr, Barber, Bernstein, Korngold, and others, her recordings have received every critical prize in the international press and have been met with equal popular success, with each collection spending weeks on Billboard's Classical Albums Top Ten list.

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