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Grammy-winning violinist Hilary Hahn to perform in Taiwan

Grammy-winning violinist Hilary Hahn to perform in Taiwan

Taipei, Dec. 30 (CNA) Renowned violinist Hilary Hahn, one of the most popular classical music stars in the United States, is set to perform in Taiwan next month. The two-time Grammy-winning American violinist will hold a concert titled "Hilary Hahn Violin Recital" at the National Concert Hall in Taipei on Jan. 14, according to the Management of New Arts, the promoter of the event. She will play Schumann's "Violin Sonata No.1 in A minor, Op105," Debussy's "Violin Sonata in G minor, L 140," Bach's "Violin Partita No. 3 in E major, BMV 1006" and selections from Hahn's album "In 27 Pieces." During a visit to Taiwan last year, the 35-year-old musician said she was impressed by Taiwanese audiences' passion for music when she first visited the country as a teenager more than a decade earlier. "The first time I came to Taiwan was the first time I came to Asia, so Taiwan was my introduction to this part of the world," she said at the time. Born in Virginia, Hahn was admitted to the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia at the age of 10. She made her first major orchestra appearance at the age of 12 with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra. Since then she has performed with several major orchestras, including the New York Philharmonic, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and the London Symphony Orchestra. Following her debut in Germany in 1995, the Munich-based German national newspaper Suddeutsche Zeitung called her "one of those rare talents one encounters once in a century." In 2001, TIME magazine named her America's Best Young Classical Musician. TIME described her as a "virtuoso with a 21st century sensibility." Hahn has won Grammy awards for Best Instrumental Soloist Performance with Orchestra twice, in 2001 and 2008. (By Christie Chen)


Updated : 2021-04-13 21:53 GMT+08:00