Yearly Archives: 2011


Hilary Hahn announces online contest to select the 27th encore for her “In 27 Pieces: The Hilary Hahn Encores”

Click here to hear Hahn explain the 27th encore contest New York, NY — At age 32 Hahn has already made a lasting impact on the violin repertoire, premiering a concerto by Jennifer Higdon in addition to another by Edgar Meyer and championing both well- and lesser- known works in performance and recording. This season, (read more…)


Charles Ives’s birthday is on October 20!

Charles Ives turns 137 on October 20. Sing along to this video from Hilary’s album release party at The Stone  earlier this month. Hilary suggests wearing a hat on the big day, in honor of the composer.


Hilary Hahn Releases Charles Ives: Four Sonatas on October 11, 2011

New York, NY – Hilary Hahn will release her newest album Charles Ives: Four Sonatas on October 11, 2011. Of recording these seldom-performed pieces, Hahn writes, “Their brooding, plotted beauty, their wit, their quicksilver modernity, and the dreams they evoke of a changing time and place, drew us through every hour.” Hahn’s long-time collaborator, pianist (read more…)


Hilary Hahn begins touring “In 27 Pieces: The Hilary Hahn Encores” this Thursday

October 13 – Presented by the Constella Festival; Memorial Hall; Cincinnati, OH October 15 – Central Moravian Church; Bethlehem, PA October 17 – Presented by the Seattle Symphony; Benaroya Hall; Seattle, WA October 19 – The Paramount Theater; Charlottesville, VA October 21 – The Center for the Performing Arts; Carmel, IN October 23 – Symphony (read more…)


Paris, France

Dear Readers, It was so hard to pack today. In the past, a few years ago, I didn’t mind packing, but now it has gotten to the point where I can’t focus when I’m trying to gather my things and I feel sad and can’t get out the door. I almost missed my first flight. (read more…)


Madison, WI

Dear Readers, To set the record straight: This is not a blog. This is, in fact, a non-blog. Anyways… I am up in a plane. Surprise! This time I have earplugs and am on my way out from Wisconsin. I had a little trouble this morning remembering where I was. I love Madison and have (read more…)


New York, NY

February 16, 2011 Dear Readers, I am up in a plane without my earplugs again, my head wrapped in a scarf to block the sun streaming from the window in the aisle ahead. The pianist Simone Dinnerstein is a few rows back, studying a score. She introduced herself in the airport in New York an (read more…)


Leipzig, Germany

January 21, 2011 Dear Readers, There is nothing like the feeling that your heart is going to pound its way out of your dress while you are playing the violin onstage in front of thousands of people. It is rather exhilarating. This happened to me the past two nights. A couple of times each night, (read more…)


Paris, France

January 15, 2011 Dear Readers, As I leave Paris for Leipzig, I am in a small plane with a view of a peach-and-rose sunset. This week has not felt like winter. The weather has been more like early spring. But one thing that reminded me that this is January was the sales (“Les Soldes”). All (read more…)


Lyon, France/Lucerne, Switzerland

January 10, 2011 Dear Readers, Happy 2011! I am in a train from Basel. The dusky view out the window is greying with fog, and I am tired. Yesterday I had two concerts in Lucerne with the orchestra from Lyon and maestro Leonard Slatkin. Afterwards we were treated to a wonderful gourmet dinner at the (read more…)


Hilary Announces “In 27 Pieces: The Hilary Hahn Encores”

Hilary will commission over two dozen composers to write short-form pieces for acoustic violin and piano. She will tour these new works over the 2011-12 and 2012-13 seasons and then record them. Of the project—called ”In 27 Pieces: The Hilary Hahn Encores”–she writes, “My initial goal was to expand the encore genre to embrace works (read more…)