Hilary Hahn (born November 27, 1979 in Lexington, Virginia) is an American violinist. Deutsche Grammophon is a German classical Record label. The company has long been known for its high standards of audio fidelity. Events 1095 - Pope Urban II declares the First Crusade at the Council of Clermont Year 1979 ( MCMLXXIX) was a Common year starting on Monday (link displays the 1979 Gregorian calendar) Lexington is an Independent city within the confines of Rockbridge County in the Commonwealth of Virginia. The United States of America —commonly referred to as the The following lists of violinists are available List of classical violinists, names of great violinist from baroque era till 20th century 
Hahn began playing the violin one month before her fourth birthday in the Suzuki Program of Baltimore’s Peabody Conservatory. The violin is a bowed String instrument with four strings usually tuned in Perfect fifths It is the smallest and highest-pitched member The is an Educational philosophy which strives to create "high ability" and beautiful character in its students through a nurturing environment The Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University is a conservatory and preparatory school located in the Mount Vernon neighborhood  She participated in a Suzuki class for about a year. Between 1984 and 1989 Hahn studied in Baltimore under the direction of Klara Berkovich. Year 1984 ( MCMLXXXIV) was a Leap year starting on Sunday (link displays the 1984 Gregorian calendar) Year 1989 ( MCMLXXXIX) was a Common year starting on Sunday (link displays 1989 Gregorian calendar) In 1990, at the age of ten, Hahn was admitted to the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia where she became a student of Jascha Brodsky. Year 1990 ( MCMXC) was a Common year starting on Monday (link displays the 1990 Gregorian calendar) The Curtis Institute of Music is a conservatory in Philadelphia Pennsylvania that offers courses of study leading to a performance Diploma Bachelor of Music Philadelphia (ˌfɪləˈdɛlfiə Jascha Brodsky ( June 6, 1907 &ndash March 3, 1997) was a Ukrainian - American Violinist and teacher Hahn studied with Brodsky for seven years and learned the études of Kreutzer, Ševčík, Gaviniès, Rode, as well as the Paganini Caprices. Rodolphe Kreutzer ( November 16, 1766 – January 6, 1831) was a French Violinist, teacher conductor, and Otakar Ševčík ( March 22 1852 - January 18 1934) was a Czech Violinist and important teacher born in Horažďovice Jacques Pierre Joseph Rode ( February 16, 1774 – November 25, 1830) was a French Violinist and Composer. Niccolò Paganini ( October 27, 1782 &ndash She also learned about twenty-eight violin concertos, recital programs, and several other short pieces. 
In 1991, Hahn made her first major orchestral debut with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra. Year 1991 ( MCMXCI) was a Common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar of the Gregorian Calendar. The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra ( BSO) is a major American Symphony orchestra based in Baltimore, Maryland. Soon thereafter, Hahn debuted with the Philadelphia Orchestra, Cleveland Orchestra, Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, and the New York Philharmonic. The Philadelphia Orchestra is an Orchestra based in Philadelphia Pennsylvania, in the United States. The Cleveland Orchestra, located in Cleveland, Ohio is one of the major symphony Orchestras in the United States. The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra ( PSO) is an American Symphony Orchestra, based at Heinz Hall in the Cultural District The New York Philharmonic is the oldest active Symphony Orchestra in the United States, organized during 1842 In 1995 Hahn made her international debut in Germany with a performance of the Beethoven Concerto for Violin and Orchestra in D Major with Lorin Maazel and the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra. Year 1995 ( MCMXCV) was a Common year starting on Sunday. Events of 1995 Germany, officially the Federal Republic of Germany ( ˈbʊndəsʁepuˌbliːk ˈdɔʏtʃlant is a Country in Central Europe. Ludwig van Beethoven ( English ˈlʊdvɪg væn ˈbeɪtoʊvən, 16 December 1770 &ndash 26 March 1827 was a German Composer and Pianist. WikipediaWikiProject Classical music#Biographical_infoboxes --> Lorin Varencove Maazel (born March 6, 1930) is a The Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra ( Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks) is the internationally renowned Orchestra of the Bayerischer Rundfunk The concert was broadcast on radio and television throughout Europe. A year later, Hahn debuted at Carnegie Hall in New York as a soloist with the Philadelphia Orchestra. Carnegie Hall (generally ˌkɑrnɨgi ˈhɔːl is a concert venue in Midtown Manhattan in New York City located at 881 Seventh Avenue, occupying the east New York ( is a state in the Mid-Atlantic and Northeastern regions of the United States and is the nation's third most populous The Philadelphia Orchestra is an Orchestra based in Philadelphia Pennsylvania, in the United States.
By the age of sixteen, Hahn had completed the Curtis Institute's university requirements, but elected to remain at the Institute for several more years to pursue additional elective courses, until her graduation in May of 1999 with a Bachelor of Music degree. May 1999 was a month with thirty-one days The following events also occurred during the month Year 1999 ( MCMXCIX) was a Common year starting on Friday (link will display full 1999 Gregorian calendar) Bachelor of Music ( BM, BMus or MusB) is an Academic degree awarded by a College, University, or conservatory During this time she regularly coached violin with Jaime Laredo, and studied chamber music with Felix Galimir and Gary Graffman. Jaime Laredo (born June 7, 1941 in Cochabamba, Bolivia) is a Violinist and conductor. Felix Galimir ( 12 May 1910, Vienna – 10 November 1999, New York) was an Austrian Jewish Violinist Gary Graffman (born 14 October 1928) is a classical Pianist, teacher of piano and music administrator In an interview with PBS in December 2001, Hahn stated that of all the musical disciplines, she is most interested in musical performance. The Public Broadcasting Service ( PBS) is a Non-profit Public broadcasting Television service with 354 member TV stations in the December 2001: January - February - March - April - May - June - July - August - 
Hahn has played with orchestras such as the London Symphony Orchestra, New York Philharmonic, and the Singapore Symphony Orchestra. The London Symphony Orchestra ( LSO) is one of the major orchestras of the United Kingdom. The New York Philharmonic is the oldest active Symphony Orchestra in the United States, organized during 1842 The Singapore Symphony Orchestra (SSO formed in 1979, is a professional Orchestra with 96 musicians She debuted with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra in March of 2007. The Chicago Symphony Orchestra ( CSO) is an American orchestra based in Chicago Illinois. March 2007 is the third month of the year It began on a Thursday, and ended 31 days later on a Saturday. Year 2007 ( MMVII) was a Common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. In the future, Hahn and Chris Thile plan to make a collaboration album. Chris Thile (ˈθiːlɪ (born February 20, 1981) is a musician from The United States, best known as mandolinist and vocalist for the progressive acoustic 
She began performing and touring in a crossover duo with singer-songwriter Josh Ritter in 2005 and (early 2007) with singer-songwriter Tom Brosseau. CrossOver (known before version 60 as CrossOver Office) is the collective name for three commercial and proprietary programs developed by CodeWeavers Singer-songwriter is a term that refers to Performers who write, compose and sing their own material including Lyrics Josh Ritter (born October 21 1976 is an American Singer-songwriter. Year 2005 ( MMV) was a Common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. Year 2007 ( MMVII) was a Common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. Singer-songwriter is a term that refers to Performers who write, compose and sing their own material including Lyrics Tom Brosseau is a American singer-songwriter and guitarist who was born and raised in Grand Forks North Dakota. 
In 2001, Time Magazine named Hahn as “America’s Best” young classical musician . See also 2002 (disambiguation Year 2002 ( MMII) was a Common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. Sony Music Entertainment is a major global Record label controlled by the Sony Corporation of America, being one of the "big four" record companies Year 2001 ( MMI) was a Common year starting on Monday according to the Gregorian calendar. Time (trademarked in capitals as TIME) is a weekly American Newsmagazine, similar to Newsweek and In 1996 Sony Music signed Hahn to an exclusive recording contract, making her one of the youngest exclusive artists in the label’s history. Year 1996 ( MCMXCVI) was a Leap year starting on Monday (link will display full 1996 Gregorian calendar) Sony Music Entertainment is a major global Record label controlled by the Sony Corporation of America, being one of the "big four" record companies After Hahn completed her part of the contract with Sony, which was for five recordings over six years, she decided against renewing the contract due to the fact that she and Sony did not agree on her future projects.  Hahn signed with Deutsche Grammophon in 2003 after her contract with Sony expired in 2002. Deutsche Grammophon is a German classical Record label. The company has long been known for its high standards of audio fidelity. Year 2003 ( MMIII) was a Common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. See also 2002 (disambiguation Year 2002 ( MMII) was a Common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. 
In addition to being a solo violinist, Hahn has also performed as a chamber musician. Chamber music is a form of Classical music, written for a small group of instruments which traditionally could be accommodated in a palace chamber Since the summer of 1992 she has performed nearly every year with the Skaneateles Chamber Music Festival in Skaneateles, New York. Year 1992 ( MCMXCII) was a Leap year starting on Wednesday (link will display full 1992 Gregorian calendar) New York ( is a state in the Mid-Atlantic and Northeastern regions of the United States and is the nation's third most populous Between 1995 and 2000 she spent performing and studying chamber music at the Marlboro Music Festival in Vermont, and in 1996 she served as an artist and a member of the chamber music mentoring program of The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center. Year 1995 ( MCMXCV) was a Common year starting on Sunday. Events of 1995 2000 ( MM) was a Leap year that started on Saturday of the Common Era, in accordance with the Gregorian calendar. Chamber music is a form of Classical music, written for a small group of instruments which traditionally could be accommodated in a palace chamber The Marlboro Music School and Festival is a retreat for advanced classical training and musicianship held for seven weeks each summer in Marlboro Vermont. Year 1996 ( MCMXCVI) was a Leap year starting on Monday (link will display full 1996 Gregorian calendar) The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center (CMS is an American organization dedicated to the performance and promotion of Chamber music.
Hilary Hahn plays a copy of Paganini's "Cannon" Guarneri, made in 1864 by Jean Baptiste Vuillaume. Niccolò Paganini ( October 27, 1782 &ndash Il Cannone Guarnerius of 1743 is an Antique Violin fabricated by Italian Luthier, Giuseppe Antonio Guarneri Year 1864 ( MDCCCLXIV) was a Leap year starting on Friday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian Calendar (or a Leap year Jean Baptiste Vuillaume ( October 7 1798 &ndash March 19 1875) was an illustrious French Violin maker.  Hilary Hahn uses medium gauge Thomastik Dominant strings (silver G & silver D, aluminum A) and Pirastro Wondertone Gold E. She uses bows by French bow makers Paul Jombar and Emil Miquel.  Hilary Hahn uses Liebenzeller Kolophonium Gold ll rosin on her bows.
As of 1999, Hahn has stated that she plays Bach more than any other composer and that she has played solo Bach pieces every day since she was eight. Year 1999 ( MCMXCIX) was a Common year starting on Friday (link will display full 1999 Gregorian calendar) 
"Bach is, for me, the touchstone that keeps my playing honest. Keeping the intonation pure in double stops, bringing out the various voices where the phrasing requires it, crossing the strings so that there are not inadvertent accents, presenting the structure in such a way that it's clear to the listener without being pedantic - one can't fake things in Bach, and if one gets all of them to work, the music sings in the most wonderful way. "
In a segment on NPR entitled “Musicians in Their Own Words”, Hahn speaks about the surreal experience of playing the Bach Chaconne (from the Solo Violin Partita No. 2) alone on the concert stage. The Partita in D minor for solo violin (BWV 1004 by Johann Sebastian Bach was written during the period 1717 &ndash 1723 and some scholars suggest it was In the same segment, she also discusses her experiences emulating a lark while playing The Lark Ascending by Ralph Vaughan Williams. Larks are Passerine Birds of the family Alaudidae. All species occur in the Old World, including northern and eastern Australia The Lark Ascending is a popular piece for Violin and orchestra written in 1914 by the British Composer Ralph Vaughan Williams. Ralph (reɪf Vaughan Williams OM (12 October 1872 &ndash 26 August 1958 was an English Composer of symphonies, Chamber music 
In an interview with Strings Magazine conducted in 1999, Hahn cited several people as being influential on her development as a musician and a student. Year 1999 ( MCMXCIX) was a Common year starting on Friday (link will display full 1999 Gregorian calendar) Two of these influences include David Zinman, the conductor of the Baltimore Symphony and Hahn’s mentor since she was ten, and Lorin Maazel, with whom she worked in Europe with the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra. WikipediaWikiProject Classical music#Biographical_infoboxes --> David Zinman (b The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra ( BSO) is a major American Symphony orchestra based in Baltimore, Maryland. WikipediaWikiProject Classical music#Biographical_infoboxes --> Lorin Varencove Maazel (born March 6, 1930) is a The Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra ( Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks) is the internationally renowned Orchestra of the Bayerischer Rundfunk 
Hahn’s official website includes a unique section entitled “Hilary’s Journal”. In the Strings Magazine interview, Hahn stated that the idea originated while she was participating in a community outreach program for a third-grade class in upstate New York. The class that she visited was doing a geography project in which students of the class asked everyone that they knew who was traveling internationally to send postcards from the cities that they were visiting. The goal was to help the students to better learn about international cities around the globe. Hahn decided to participate after receiving a positive reaction from her suggestion that she take part as well.  Hahn enjoyed her first year’s experience with the project so much that she decided to continue it. Because the teacher of the original third-grade glass was retiring, Hahn wanted to expand the project’s scale. She worked with Sony to establish “Hilary’s Journal”, a collection of electronic postcards that she periodically posts to her official website informing readers of her travels. Journal entries usually include photographs that Hahn takes while touring the city and during rehearsals. The first entry in Hilary’s Journal dates back to January 6, 2002, when she was visiting Copenhagen, Denmark. Events 1066 - Harold Godwinson is crowned King of England. 1205 - Philip of Swabia becomes King See also 2002 (disambiguation Year 2002 ( MMII) was a Common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. Copenhagen (ˌkəʊpənˈheɪgən ˌkəʊpənˈhɑːgən ˈkəʊpənˌheɪgən ˈkəʊpənˌhɑːgən kʰøb̥ənˈhɑʊ̯ˀn kʰøb̥m̩ˈhɑʊ̯ˀn is the capital and largest city Another interesting feature of Hahn’s official website is a “Weekly Items” section that lists what she is currently reading, practicing, listening to, and watching. The latest entry of her journal was posted on March 13, 2008, when she was in Tokyo, Japan. officially, is one of the 47 prefectures of Japan and located on the eastern side of the main island Honshū. For a topic outline on this subject see List of basic Japan topics.
On 26 April 2008, the comic strip 9 Chickweed Lane by Brooke McEldowney began a storyline based on the character Amos van Hoesen developing an infatuation with Hilary Hahn that disrupts his relationship with his girlfriend Edda Burber. A comic strip is a sequence of drawings that tells a story Currently in the Western world, most comic strips are written and drawn by a Comics artist 9 Chickweed Lane is a Comic strip by Brooke McEldowney which made its debut on August 2 1993 Brooke McEldowney is the creator of two popular Comic strips Pibgorn and the award-winning 9 Chickweed Lane.