Hahn solo: Grammy Award-winner Hilary Hahn coming to campus

New York’s Carnegie Hall, Washington, D.C.’s Kennedy Center and the U’s Libby Gardner Hall are just a few places where people can hear violin sensation Hilary Hahn on her recital tour.

At 25 years old, Hahn has earned numerous accolades, including a Grammy, and was named “America’s Best” young classical musician by Time magazine.

“She’s an extremely powerful and beautiful player-gorgeous sound and flawless technique. She’s just amazing,” said Leslie Harlow, executive director of the Virtuoso Series. “If the average person is not familiar with violin, why not go and hear one of the very best for your introduction?”

Hahn’s appearance at Libby Gardner on Nov. 1 will be the second in the Virtuoso Series and is likely to be a sold-out concert. Harlow said that it took years to negotiate her appearance as she is a much sought-after performer.

The Virtuoso Series will run through April 19. Upcoming performances include cellist David Finckel, Brazilian guitar duo Sergio and Odair Assad and acclaimed pianist Peter Frankl.

Hahn’s most recent recordings include being the featured soloist on the soundtrack to M. Night Shyamalan’s “The Village” and a recent album release with pianist Natalie Zhu, who will be accompanying her performance tonight.

The program will begin at 7:30 p.m. and will include performances of the Mozart Violin Sonata K. 301 and Ysaye Sonata no. 1 op. 27.

More information about Hahn can be found at www.hilaryhahn.com.

Katie Trieu