Spring 2023 Artist-in-Residence, Hilary Hahn

February 8, 2023

Timothy Dwight College at Yale University hosted violin virtuoso Hilary Hahn as the Yale College Artist-in-Residence for the Spring of 2023. Ms. Hahn returned to Yale’s campus to continue the work started during her highly successful Spring 2022 Chubb Fellowship administered by Timothy Dwight College. On February 7th and 8th  Ms. Hahn’s entertained formal and informal meetings and workshops as well as a masterclass with Yale College undergraduate student musicians and composers.  She also conducted a violin masterclass with Yale School of Music master student musicians and met members of the Yale music faculty.  Ms. Hahn will return in April for another two-day opportunity to meet and advise Yale’s many talented undergraduate student musicians. 

A nominee for this year’s Grammy Award for “Best Classical Instrumental Solo” for her recording, Abels: Isolation Variation, Ms. Hahn is already a three-time Grammy winner.  She melds expressive musicality and technical expertise with a diverse repertoire guided by artistic curiosity. Her barrier-breaking attitude towards classical music and her 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 22 feature recordings have received every critical prize in the international press. She is Co-Founder and VP of Artistic Partnerships of the AI-music initiative Deepmusic.AI.

Hahn is currently in the midst of her second year as the Chicago Symphony Orchestra’s first-ever Artist-in-Residence, and is Artist-in-Residence at London’s Wigmore Hall. This season, Hahn performs Brahms’s Violin Concerto with the Orchestre National de Belgique and the Seattle Symphony, and on tour with Mikko Franck and the Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France. Hahn joins the Tonhalle-Orchester Zürich in performances of Sibelius’s Violin Concerto, which she also brings to the Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra—both in Helsinki and on tour in Germany—as well as the Vancouver and New Jersey Symphony Orchestras.

Dedicated to making music accessible through her performances and recordings, Hahn has launched several exciting projects such as her #100daysofpractice, using the Instagram platform to inspire musicians of all levels to play and share in their experience of music-making.  In 2019, Hahn donated her $25,000 prize to the Philadelphia non-profit Project 440 in recognition of their outstanding work with the city’s youth to ignite their interest in music and harness music’s potential for individual growth and community empowerment.

Hilary Hahn’s Yale College artist-in-residence is supported by the Timothy Dwight College Chubb Fellowship, Yale College Arts, the Yale Symphony Orchestra, and the Yale School of Music.