Hilary Hahn takes the stage at İş Sanat
ISTANBUL- Hürriyet Daily News
Grammy-winning American violinist Hilary Hahn is thes first musical guest of 2013 of İşsanat.İş Sanat will welcome Grammy-winning American violinist Hilary Hahn as its first musical guest of 2013 with a concert tonight.
Hahn, who will be accompanied by pianist Cory Smythe at tonight’s “In 27 Pieces: The Hilary Hahn Encores” concert, is known for her probing interpretations, technical brilliance and commitment to new music that have not only made her one of the most sought-after contemporary artists, but also brought her love of classical music to a diverse audience.
Although only 32 years old, Hahn’s international fame and recognition, including two Grammys, multiple Diapasons d’Or and Preis der deutschen Schallplattenkritik awards, and the 2008 Classic FM/Gramophone Artist of the Year, are a testament to her talent and drive.
Hahn appears regularly with elite world orchestras and on the most prestigious recital series. In the 15 years since she began recording, Hahn has released 12 feature albums on the Deutsche Grammophon and Sony labels, in addition to three DVDs, an Oscar-nominated movie soundtrack, an award-winning recording for children, as well as various compilations. For her current project, she commissioned over two dozen composers to write short-form pieces for acoustic violin and piano.
Smythe, meanwhile, is an inventive improviser, chamber musician, and performer of contemporary classical music that has performed internationally both as a soloist and chamber musician at the Darmstadt International Summer Festival, the Bang on a Can Marathon in New York City.