Three-time Grammy-winning violinist Hilary Hahn is a fan favorite thanks to her barrier-breaking attitude toward classical music and her commitment to sharing her experiences with a global community. After a year-long sabbatical over the 2019–20 concert season, she returns to performing in September 2020.
An avid blogger, Ms. Hahn hosts on her website a variety of original writing, has published articles in mainstream media, and has created a mini-video-masterclass series around 6 Partitas. She pioneered two new projects aimed at dispelling traditional barriers in classical performance. Through #100daysofpractice, her Instagram-based practice initiative, she aspires to transform the typically grueling and isolating practice process into a community-oriented, social celebration of artistic development. Her Bring Your Own Baby concerts create opportunities for parents to share their enjoyment of music with their children in a nurturing, welcoming environment.
She is a prolific recording artist, whose 19 albums on Decca, Deutsche Grammophon, and Sony have all opened in the top ten of the Billboard charts. Jennifer Higdon’s Violin Concerto, written for and recorded by Ms. Hahn, won the Pulitzer Prize. Ms. Hahn was featured in the Oscar-nominated soundtrack to The Village and has collaborated on two records by the alt-rock band ....And You Will Know Us By The Trail of Dead, on the album Grand Forks by Tom Brosseau, and on tour with folk-rock singer-songwriter Josh Ritter. In 2012 Ms. Hahn launched Silfra, a free-improv project with experimental prepared-pianist Hauschka, following an intensive period of development.
The recipient of numerous awards and recognitions, Hilary Hahn holds honorary doctorates from Middlebury College and Ball State University, where there are three scholarships in her name.