Paramount Presents: An Evening with Hilary Hahn and Andreas Haefliger
Live Events | 06/4/2024 | 7:30PM
BRAHMS: Violin Sonata No. 1 in G major, Op. 78
BRAHMS: Violin Sonata No. 2 in A major, Op. 100
BRAHMS: Violin Sonata No. 3 in D minor, Op. 108
Three-time Grammy Award-winning violinist Hilary Hahn melds expressive musicality and technical expertise with a repertoire guided by artistic curiosity. Hahn is a prolific recording artist and commissioner of new works; her 23 feature recordings have received every critical prize. She is in her third season as the Chicago Symphony Orchestra’s first-ever Artist-in-Residence, and is Artist-in-Residence at the New York Philharmonic, Visiting Artist at The Juilliard School, and Curating Artist of the Dortmund Festival.
This season, Hahn performs concertos by Mozart, Mendelssohn, Sibelius, Brahms, Tchaikovsky, Prokofiev, Korngold, and Ginastera, as well as Sarasate’s Carmen Fantasy. Hahn also gives several small-ensemble performances, including three solo recitals, recitals with Iveta Apkalna and Seth Parker Woods, and chamber concerts in Dortmund and Chicago.
Hahn related to her fans naturally from the start of her career. She has committed to signings after nearly every concert and maintains a collection of fan-art received over the past 25 years. Hahn’s “Bring Your Own Baby” concerts create a welcoming environment for parents of infants to share their enjoyment of classical music with their children. Her social media initiative #100daysofpractice has transformed practice into a community-building celebration of artistic development, with nearly one million posts from fellow performers and students.
Hahn is a prolific recording artist whose feature albums on Decca, Deutsche Grammophon, and Sony have all opened in the top ten of the Billboard charts; three have won Grammys. Her most recent, a recording of Ysaÿe’s six sonatas for solo violin, celebrates her artistic lineage. She is the recipient of numerous awards; most recently, she was named Musical America’s 2023 Artist of the Year, delivered the keynote speech of the Women in Classical Music Symposium, and received the 2021 Herbert von Karajan Award and the Glasshütte Original Music Festival Award, which she donated to music education nonprofit Project 440.
Andreas Haefliger comes from a rich tradition of music-making and is acclaimed for his sensitivity, musical insights, and transcendent pianism. Known for his innovative programming, he brings an all-encompassing passion and humanity to his concert appearances and recordings. At an early age he was surrounded by intense vocal artistry, thereby acquiring the beginnings of what would become a highly individual vocal piano sound and a sense of natural lyricism in his music making. Having finished his studies at the Juilliard School, Haefliger soon thereafter performed with the major American and European orchestras.
A superb recitalist, Haefliger has appeared many times at prestigious venues such as the Vienna Konzerthaus, Wigmore Hall, and at the Lucerne and Edinburgh Festivals. A uniquely insightful interpreter of Beethoven, Haefliger has made it his life’s work to perform all the sonatas live and on disc alongside works by other composers in his illuminating Perspectives series, first on Avie (with whom he also recorded flute sonatas with his wife Marina Piccinini) and latterly on BIS.
Haefliger began his recording career with Sony Classical, later appearing on Decca with the Takács Quartet and also Matthias Goerne, with whom he won the Preis Der Deutschen Schallplattenkritik for Schubert’s Goethe Songs. His latest releases on BIS include Beethoven op.31 sonatas, and concerti by Ravel, Bartok, and Dieter Ammann (written specially for him) with the Helsinki Philharmonic, and Susanna Malkki.
In 2024, he and his wife will present the first edition of the Zauberklang Festival, inviting special guests such as Hilary Hahn and Ian Bostridge to perform in intimate surroundings high in the Swiss Alps.
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