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Hilary Hahn - Retrospective is WCRB: CD of the Week

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On WCRB's CD of the Week, celebrated American violinist Hilary Hahn reflects on her career so far by sharing some of her favorite pieces, alongside artwork from fans.

In the summer of 2016, superstar violinist Hilary Hahn finished a project with results that surprised her. She joined a global Instragram initiative with the hashtag #100days. The concept: reveal your artistic process by doing the same thing every day for 100 consecutive days. She decided that she'd set up her smart phone, record herself practicing, and post one minute's worth of creative work every single day. The surprise came when she realized that it was not only helpful for her, but for lots of other people who felt empowered about their own practicing when they watched it.

That's the kind of reaching out that's been a hallmark of Hilary Hahn's life in music.