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Hilary Hahn - In 27 Pieces / Audiophile Audition review

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Hilary Hahn is a very disciplined and thoughtful person. Born in Lexington, Virginia in 1979, she began violin studies at age four at Baltimore's Peabody Institute and was admitted to the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia at age ten.  Having completed requirements for her university graduation at 16, she remained there to take elective courses and graduated at 20 with a Bachelor of Music degree.

She began recording at 16.  Examining her discography, one finds that she has produced one recording per year quite regularly since then:  she is now 35.  This collection of encores is her latest project and it reflects many years of thought and planning.

She has maintained a full touring schedule of both solo and orchestral performances. In both these situations she needs encore pieces, and is constantly on the lookout for new ones. This collection, In 27 Pieces, is the crowning achievement of a multi-year project to commission the best contemporary encores for violin with piano accompaniment. READ THE FULL Audiophile Audition REVIEW.