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Hilary Hahn to receive Dresden Music Festival Prize

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The US violinist Hilary Hahn has been awarded the Dresden Music Festival Prize for 2014. Worth €25,000, the award will be presented at a concert at the Dresden Semperoper on June 4th.

The festival award committee said, "Through her authentic, contemporary musical language, Hilary Hahn reaches beyond the concert hall to young classical music fans." The violinist's innovative use of social media was singled out, as well as her teaching work with string students.

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