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    Violinist Hilary Hahn to receive €25,000 Dresden Music Festival Prize


    The US violinist Hilary Hahn has been awarded the Dresden Music Festival Prize for 2014. Worth €25,000, the award will be presented at a concert at the Dresden Semperoper on 4 June. In its citation, the festival award committee said, ‘Through her authentic, contemporary musical ...

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    The 2013-14 season marked the 30th anniversary of two-time Grammy-winning American violinist Hilary Hahn’s first violin lesson. In the two decades since her professional debut, she has delved into core repertoire, contemporary music, and less familiar classic compositions with equal commitment. Hilary Hahn has released 15 albums ...

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    When they were young: Hilary Hahn


    The US violinist performs Beethoven aged 15

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    Composer Jeff Myers wins violinist Hilary Hahn's encore contest


    American composer Jeff Myers has won an online competition to complete Hilary Hahn's encores project. The violinist had already commissioned 26 composers from 17 countries to write new short-form pieces for violin and piano for the project, named 'In 27 Pieces: the Hilary Hahn Encores'. The 27th piece, Myers's The ...

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    Hilary Hahn: Bach, Ives and hat


    The June 2012 issue's guest editor Hilary Hahn plays some Bach, then a Charles Ives medley in an Ives-inspired hat. Playlist: Bach: Bouree (from Partita no.3) Bach: Siciliana (from Sonata no.1) Ives/Trad.: Medley Download the June 2012 issue here. Photo: ...

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    Violinist Hilary Hahn launches competition for composers


    Hilary Hahn has launched an online contest to choose the 27th piece for her new project, In 27 Pieces: The Hilary Hahn Encores. Twenty-six composers, including Krzysztof Penderecki, Mark-Anthony Turnage, Edgar Meyer and Nico Muhly, have already written encores for her. She will select the final work from blind submissions ...

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    Jennifer Higdon wins Pulitzer for violin concerto written for Hilary Hahn


    Jennifer Higdon has won the 2010 Pulitzer Prize for Music for her Violin Concerto. The work was written for Hilary Hahn, who gave the premiere with the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra in February 2009. The Brooklyn-born Higdon, who teaches composition at Philadelphia's Curtis Institute of Music, won a Grammy earlier this ...