Violinist Hilary Hahn appears regularly with the world's premiere orchestras and on the most prestigious recital series. During the 2010-2011 season, she embarked on a demanding recital tour covering 56 cities across four continents. Throughout her career, her artistry has been recognized worldwide, including receiving two Grammies, multiple Diapason "d'Or of the Year" and "Preis der deutschen Schallplattenkritik" prizes, and the 2008 Classic FM / Gramophone Artist of the Year.
Her ongoing commitment to new music is evident in her current project, "In 27 Pieces: The Hilary Hahn Encores." She has commissioned more than two dozen composers to write short-form pieces for violin and piano. She will tour these new works over the 2011-12 and 2012-13 seasons and then record them.
Learn more about the contest to choose the final encore piece here: www. hilaryhahncontest.com.
The music heard here is Bach's Violin Concerto No 1 (DGG 000098602).