First she played Paganini while hoola-hooping. Now Hilary Hahn has accepted an even meaner TwoSet Violin challenge, which, amongst other things, involves playing Sibelius’s Violin Concerto with the A string tuned down a semitone.
During a strike across Radio France in June, in which her concert with the Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France was cancelled, Hilary Hahn performed Prokofiev’s 1st Violin Concerto live on Instagram instead, without orchestral accompaniment, raising money for UNICEF.
In this music video, featuring the Danish String Quartet, actor Peter Kirk underlines the quirkiness and darkness in Schnittke’s String Quartet No.3. The video is shot on the island of Møn in south-eastern Denmark.
Watch the official music video for One Earth, One People, One Love, the final movement of Sun Rings, a 2002 collaboration between Kronos and composer Terry Riley. The first full recording of Sun Rings was released by Nonesuch Records in August.The piece is scored for string quartet, chorus and ...