Hilary Hahn, joining forces with Elvind Gullberg Jensen and The North German Radio Philharmonic in a broadcast concert featuring only two works: The Violin Concerto by Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy and the Symphony Number 4 (Romantic) by Anton Bruckner. The concert was recorded by NDR in Hannover on November 2011.
Hilary Hahn has gone from Wunderkind to one of the greatest violinists of her generation. Making her debut at age 11 with the Baltimore Symphony, Hahn quickly gained notice throughout the world that this was no ordinary kid with a fiddle, and soon after she was guest artist with the Cleveland, Pittsburgh, Philadelphia and New York orchestras.
Her 1995 International debut with Lorin Maazel and the Bavarian Radio Symphony in the Beethoven violin concerto was hailed as one of the truly great new artists on the scene and her numerous recordings have given her almost Pop-star status.
During that time she has been a devoted champion of contemporary music, having had several works written especially for her, and has been a must-see artist in concert halls all over the world.
She has also branched out her career to include cross-over to other genres including an album with singer-songwriters Josh Ritter and Tom Brosseau, as well as doing several film scores and getting Grammy nods.
All of this by way of cementing what is an extraordinary career and a very large and all-engrossing fan base, not to mention a heft tour schedule that’s been going strong ever since – 2016 alone looks pretty jam-packed until March.
If, for some reason, you aren’t familiar with Hilary Hahn, or have heard about her and haven’t actually heard her in performance yet – here is a good start; with a very well-known piece of music, handled with grace and elegance – something to take the edge off of the last Wednesday of 2015.