Violinist Hilary Hahn Named Artist-in-Residence with New York Philharmonic for '23-24 Season

April 11, 2023, 6:37 PM · The New York Philharmonic has named violinist Hilary Hahn as its Mary and James G. Wallach Artist-in-Residence for the 2023–24 season. In this role, Hahn will perform as a soloist with the orchestra for two series concerts and as a solo recitalist.

Hilary Hahn
Violinist Hilary Hahn. Photo by O.J. Slaughter, courtesy DG.

Hilary is scheduled as the soloist for two series of orchestral concerts, playing Prokofiev’s Violin Concerto No. in its January 11–13, 2024 series with guest conductor Jakub Hruša; Ginastera’s Violin Concerto and Sarasate’s Carmen Fantasy April 25–27, 2024 with Juanjo Mena. The April series has a historical significance - the Ginastera concerto was commissioned by Leonard Bernstein and the New York Philharmonic for their opening season in Lincoln Center and premiered in 1963 by Ruggiero Ricci, and her performance will be the first with the NY Phil since its premiere.

All three works featured next season appear on recent recordings: the Prokofiev on Hilary's 2021 album, Paris, recorded with Mikko Franck and the Orchestre philharmonique de Radio France; and the Ginastera and Sarasate on her 2022 album Eclipse, with Andrés Orozco-Estrada and the Frankfurt Radio Symphony.

Hilary also will play in an Artist Spotlight recital at David Geffen Hall on March 2, 2024, performing Bach's Sonatas Nos. 2 and 3 and Partita No. 3, thus completing her New York presentation the Six Sonatas and Partitas for Solo Violin, the other three which she performed this season, on March 7 at Lincoln Center's newly-renovated Wu Tsai Theater.

Hilary is currently the Artist-in-Residence with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, a position that has recently been extended through the 2023–24 season. A winner of three Grammy awards, Hilary has recorded 22 feature albums on Decca, Deutsche Grammophon, and Sony that have opened in the top ten of the Billboard charts.

Just this week, Hilary completed the sixth season of her #100daysofpractice project, a hashtag she created in 2017 to share video snippets of her practice routine across her social media platforms, including Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, and TikTok. She was recently featured in a New York Times article for this project, an article in which she emphasizes the incremental, non-glamorous and every-day nature of practice as a lifestyle.

"I realized that we need to have a lot more self-compassion as musicians," she says in the article. "You can’t become someone you’re not in practice, and you can’t make the music become something that it’s not ready to be. It’s just difficult, though, to reconcile that with expectations, sometimes."

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April 12, 2023 at 07:44 AM · so, if I read this correctly, she will be artist in residence *both* in Chicago and in New York?

April 18, 2023 at 07:44 PM · That is correct!

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