Hilary Hahn Violin Master Class

NEC: Williams Hall | Directions

290 Huntington Ave.
Boston, MA
United States

Hilary Hahn hosts a master class featuring students from the NEC violin studios.

Three-time Grammy Award-winning violinist Hilary Hahn melds expressive musicality and technical expertise with a diverse repertoire guided by artistic curiosity. Her barrier-breaking attitude towards classical music and commitment to sharing her experiences with a global community have made her a fan favorite. Hahn is a prolific recording artist and commissioner of new works, and her 21 feature recordings have received every critical prize in the international press.

A strong advocate for new music, Hahn has championed and commissioned works by a diverse array of contemporary composers. In recent seasons, Hahn has premiered a variety of pieces ranging from an AI-assisted piece for solo violin, composed by David Lang for Hahn’s Deepmusic.ai project, to Lera Auerbach’s Sonata No. 4: Fractured Dreams, and Einojuhani Rautavaara’s Two Serenades. Hahn’s world premiere performance of Two Serenades was captured for her 2021 album Paris, where it appears alongside Ernest Chausson’s Poème and Sergei Prokofiev’s Violin Concerto No. 1, a long-time signature piece of Hahn’s. Other recent projects have included a recording of her most recent solo commission, 6 Partitas by Antón García Abril, released in 2019. Lang, Auerbach, Rautavaara, and García Abril had been contributing composers for In 27 Pieces: the Hilary Hahn Encores, Hahn’s Grammy Award-winning multi-year commissioning project to revitalize the duo encore genre. 

This class is made possible through the support of the Richard P. and Claire W. Morse Visiting Artist Fund at NEC

  • Hilary Hahn, violin
  1. Prokofiev: Violin Concerto No. 1 in D Major, op. 19

    I. Andantino

    • Yirou Ronnie Zhang, violin
    • Lorena Tecu, piano
  2. Milstein: Paganiniana (Variations) for Violin Solo

    • David Carreon, violin
  3. Grieg: Violin Sonata No. 3 in C Minor, op. 45

    I. Allegro molto ed appassionata

    • Emma Boyd, violin
    • Pualina Lim, piano