The US violinist will assume the role of visiting professor from September 2024


Violinist Hilary Hahn © Charlotte Slaughter

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The Royal Academy of Music (RAM) in London has announced the appointment of violinist Hilary Hahn as a visiting professor. She will begin her role in September 2024, leading masterclasses as well as develop and mentor student projects.

’I’m thrilled to be joining the Royal Academy of Music as visiting professor,’ said Hahn on her appointment. ’Within the classical music world, knowledge being passed from generation to generation is key in ensuring both artistic individuality and healthy collaboration.

’Having the chance to do so at the revered Academy is an honour, and I can’t wait to hear what these young musicians will be offering the generations to come.’

’It is such an amazing privilege to be able to welcome Hilary Hahn as visiting professor at the Royal Academy of Music,’ commented Graham Mitchell, head of strings at the RAM. ’She truly is one of the most illustrious, inquisitive and inspiring artists of our generation and I know our students will benefit greatly from her presence here.’

Continuing her support for young musicians, Hahn is also the Juilliard School’s visiting artist in the music division. She was awarded Yale University’s Chubb Fellowship in spring 2022 and served as the Yale College artist-in-residence in spring 2023.

Hahn was previously artist-in-residence at London’s Wigmore Hall and has been serving as artist-in-residence for the New York Philharmonic and Chicago Symphony Orchestra throughout the 2023-24 season.

Hahn joins the RAM’s roster of leading string players and pedagogues, which include violinists James Ehnes and Nikolaj Szeps-Znaider, violist Timothy Ridout and cellists Steven Isserlis and Sheku Kanneh-Mason.

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