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Hilary Hahn Commissions New Works

by sarah - March 2, 2011.
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Award winning violinist and former child prodigy, as well as active soloist, Hilary Hahn has recently announced a new project, commissioning 27 new encore pieces. The news was released on her professional website. Hahn reportedly sought to increase and diversify the encore pieces that are heard throughout concert halls, as well as introduce audiences to different composers. Hahn handpicked the composers for the project, and has revealed 26 – the final composer is going to be a surprise. Included in the list of composers were:


I’ll look forward to new commissioned works, and applaud Hahn’s own activism in not only supporting living composers but also doing so in a way that introduces new music to what may otherwise be reluctant audiences.

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