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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.
From the cellist Katie De La Mare (performer on this video): ‘So I’m stuck in a room with a cello and a bunch of puppets. This was only a matter of time… 😂 (Thanks to Roxanne Scott for filming and screaming!)’ Songs played: Theme from Jaws Tarantella by W. ...