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Hilary Hahn, Pre-College Violin Master Class


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Renown American violinist Hilary Hahn joins SFCM for a virtual residency:
May 5, 3pm - Violin Masterclass with Collegiate Students
May 9, 1pm - Violin Masterclass with Pre-College Students
May 7, 5pm - Career Advice with Hilary Hahn, hosted by Dean Jonas Wright
May 11, 4pm - Violin Masterclass of Contemporary Works


Eugène Ysaÿe
Sonata No. 4 in E Minor
   from 6 Sonatas for Solo Violin, Op. 27
Pierce Wang, violin

Camille Saint-Saëns
Violin Concerto No. 3 in B minor, Op. 61
   I. Allegro non troppo
Amaryn Olmeda, violin
Weicong Zhang, piano

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky 
Violin Concerto in D major, Op. 35
   I. Allegro moderato 
Chili Ekman, violin
Jeffrey LaDeur, piano

Camille Saint-Saëns
Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso in A minor, Op. 28
Ava Pakiam, violin
Miles Graber, piano

Artist's Biography

Three-time Grammy Award-winning violinist Hilary Hahn melds expressive musicality and technical expertise with a diverse repertoire guided by artistic curiosity. Her barrier-breaking attitude towards classical music and her commitment to sharing her experiences with a global community have made her a fan favorite. Hahn is a prolific recording artist and commissioner of new works, and her 20 feature recordings have received every critical prize in the international press. 

As Virtual Artist-in-Residence with the Philharmonic Society of Orange County, Hahn performs three programs this season, including the world premiere of a newly composed cadenza to Mozart’s Violin Concerto No. 5. Hahn goes on to perform the concerto with the Houston and Dallas Symphony Orchestras; in Dallas, she will also deliver the keynote speech of the Second Annual Women in Classical Music Symposium. Hahn later brings the concerto to the Salzburg Easter Festival, where she performs with Sir Antonio Pappano and the Staatskapelle Dresden. 

Hahn also spends the season performing the Dvořák and Brahms Violin Concerti in Vienna and on tour with the Vienna Symphony Orchestra; additional performances of the Dvořák are scheduled with the BBC Philharmonic and Frankfurt Radio Symphony orchestras. Later in the season, Hahn joins pianist Andreas Haefliger for a series of recitals in South Korea and Japan.

A strong advocate for new music, Hahn has championed and commissioned works by a diverse array of contemporary composers. In the 2018-19 season, before her season-long sabbatical in 2019-20, Hahn premiered two new works written for her: Einojuhani Rautavaara’s Two Serenades for violin and orchestra, completed posthumously by Kalevi Aho, and Lera Auerbach’s Sonata No. 4: Fractured Dreams. The season was bookended by another major release: her most recent solo commission, 6 Partitas by Antón García Abril. García Abril, Auerbach, and Rautavaara had been contributing composers for In 27 Pieces: the Hilary Hahn Encores, Hahn's Grammy Award-winning multi-year commissioning project to revitalize the duo encore genre. 

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