born November 27, 1979 in Lexington, Virginia
Hilary Hahn is an American violinist. In her active international career she has performed throughout the world both as a soloist with leading orchestras and conductors and as a recitalist. She also has built a reputation for championing contemporary music. Several composers have written works specially for her, including concerti by Edgar Meyer and Jennifer Higdon.
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart – Violin Concerto No. 3 in G major, K. 216 • Stuttgart Radio Symphony Orchestra, Conductor Gustavo Dudamel
Hahn has played with orchestras such as the London Symphony Orchestra, New York Philharmonic, the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, the NHK Symphony Orchestra and the Singapore Symphony Orchestra, also performed as a chamber musician.
Mendelssohn Violin Concerto E Minor, op.64 • Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra, Conductor Paavo Jarvi
Hahn commissioned 26 contemporary composers to write short encore pieces for her most recent project, In 27 Pieces: the Hilary Hahn Encores. Among the composers are David Del Tredici, Jennifer Higdon, Elliott Sharp, David Lang, Nico Muhly, James Newton Howard, and Valentyn Sylvestrov.
Hahn is two-time Grammy-winning American violinist.
Jean Sibelius – Violin Concerto in D minor, op.47 • Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France, Conductor Mikko Franck