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Hilary Hahn plays Seattle's Meany Theater / Seattle Times concert review

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Seattle audiences normally hear violinist Hilary Hahn in Benaroya Hall, but Tuesday evening, the venue was Meany Theater, less than half the size of Benaroya. It was an "up close and personal" recital in the UW World Series, particularly since Hahn took to the microphone to introduce the pieces to the audience.

Regardless of what she plays, Hahn is an utterly convincing interpreter who makes the music sound natural and unforced - even easy, when it's decidedly not easy at all. Her approach, direct and unfussy, is underlain with a phenomenally steady bow arm and fingerwork so accurate that there's almost never a pitch even slightly off the center of the note. READ THE FULL Seattle Times REVIEW.