Violinist Hilary Hahn is an award-winning artist, and has won two Grammies, multiple Diapason “d'Or of the Year” and “Preis der deutschen Schallplat-tenkritik” prizes, seven Echo Klassik awards, and the 2008 Classic FM / Gramophone Artist of the Year.
In the last season, Ms. Hahn has performed throughout South America, Spain, and Scandinavia. She appeared with the London Philharmonic Orchestra and the Dallas Symphony playing Mozart’s Violin Concerto No. 5 and Korngold’s Violin Concerto in D Major, respectively. She toured Europe with the Dallas Symphony later in the season. Ms. Hahn’s season continued with Sibelius’ Violin Concerto in D minor with the Seattle Symphony and Korngold’s Violin Concerto with the Philadelphia Orchestra. She toured Japan in May and finished her regular season with appearances with the Vienna Philharmonic and the Spanish National Orchestra.
Ms. Hahn has released 14 feature albums on the Deutsche Grammophon and Sony labels, in addition to three DVDs, an Oscar-nominated movie soundtrack, an award-winning recording for children, and various compilations. All of her recordings have debuted in the top ten of the Billboard classical chart, and two have been awarded Grammys. Ms. Hahn’s former teacher, composer Jennifer Higdon, wrote a Pulitzer Prize-winning concerto for her. The recording was released in September 2010.
In 2001, she was named “America’s Best Young Classical Musician” by Time Magazine. And in January 2010 she appeared as guest artist, playing Bartok and Brahms, on The Tonight Show with Conan O’Brien.