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Du Yun, by Hilary Hahn, for "In 27 Pieces: the Hilary Hahn Encores"

October 15, 2014
Hilary speaks with composer Du Yun about her life in music and her creative process. Du Yun wrote “When a Tiger Meets a Rosa Rugosa” for Hilary's project, "In 27 Pieces: the Hilary Hahn Encores". Recorded in New York City on February 13, 2014.

David Del Tredici, by Hilary Hahn, for "In 27 Pieces: the Hilary Hahn Encores"

October 15, 2014
Hilary speaks with composer David Del Tredici in his studio in New York City, about his life in music and his creative process. Del Tredici wrote “Farewell” for Hilary's project, "In 27 Pieces: the Hilary Hahn Encores". Recorded on February 12, 2014.

Mason Bates, by Hilary Hahn, for In 27 Pieces: the Hilary Hahn Encores

October 15, 2014
Hilary speaks with composer Mason Bates on a chilly but sunny day in San Francisco, about his life in music and his creative process. Bates wrote "Ford's Farm” for Hilary's project, "In 27 Pieces: the Hilary Hahn Encores". Recorded on February 5, 2014.

James Newton Howard's "133...At Least." performed by Hilary Hahn

May 13, 2020
Two-time Grammy Award-winning violinist Hilary Hahn recently commissioned 26 contemporary composers from around the world to write short encore piece for violin and piano. The results, along with a 27th composer chosen by online contest, are "In 27 Pieces: the Hilary Hahn Encores." For James Newton Howard's encore, "133...At Least." Hilary partnered with Genero.tv in asking her fans to help make a video. The winning video was created by Szabó Máté. (http://www.youtube.com/user/szabomate90?feature=watch)

"In 27 Pieces: the Hilary Hahn Encores" Album trailer

May 13, 2020
Order on Amazon: http://smarturl.it/In27piecesAmz Order on iTunes: http://smarturl.it/In27Pieces_iTu Watch the album trailer for Hilary Hahn's upcoming album "In 27 Pieces: the Hilary Hahn Encores", released on Deutsche Grammophon. The idea for "In 27 Pieces: the Hilary Hahn Encores" began to take shape when Hahn noticed that new encore pieces were not being showcased as much as other types of contemporary works. Shorter pieces remain a crucial part of every violinist's education and repertoire, and Hahn believed that potential new favorites should be encouraged and performed as well. What is unique about the project, though, is the incredible depth that Hahn has gone to to discover new works. She explored the music of all the composers before personally contacting them and ran a blind online contest with open submissions to find the 27th composer. The 26 commissioned composers are Antón García Abril, Franghiz Ali-Zadeh, Lera Auerbach, Richard Barrett, Mason Bates, Tina Davidson, David Del Tredici, Avner Dorman, Du Yun, Søren Nils Eichberg, Christos Hatzis, Jennifer Higdon, James Newton Howard, Bun-Ching Lam, David Lang, Paul Moravec, Nico Muhly, Michiru Oshima, Kala Ramnath, Einojuhani Rautavaara, Max Richter, Somei Satoh, Elliott Sharp, Valentin Silvestrov, Mark-Anthony Turnage, and Gillian Whitehead. Jeff Myers was chosen to be the final 27th composer by online contest.

Somei Satoh, by Hilary Hahn

June 14, 2013
Hilary Hahn interviews composer Somei Satoh, who wrote "Bifū" for her project, "In 27 Pieces: the Hilary Hahn Encores". He speaks about his life in music, his approach to creating, and his current projects. Recorded May 19 in Tokyo, Japan. Many thanks to Mika-san for interpreting off-camera.

Michiru Oshima, by Hilary Hahn

June 14, 2013
Hilary speaks with composer Michiru Oshima in her studio in Tokyo, Japan, about her life in music and her creative process. Oshima wrote "Memories" for Hilary's project, "In 27 Pieces: the Hilary Hahn Encores". Recorded May 19, 2013. Many thanks to off-screen interpreter Kazu-san.

Tina Davidson, by Hilary Hahn, for "In 27 Pieces: the Hilary Hahn Encores"

July 01, 2013
Hilary Hahn interviews composer Tina Davidson about her current projects and her creative process. Tina wrote "The Blue Curve of the Earth" for Hilary's commissioned Encores project. All 27 works have been recorded by Hahn, to be released in Fall 2013. One interview with a participating composer will be posted every month.

Richard Barrett and Hilary Hahn Say Hello

January 27, 2013
Richard Barrett backstage with Hilary Hahn at Wigmore Hall, in a brief introduction before an interview to be recorded at a later date. Hilary had given the UK premiere of "Shade" -- commissioned for "In 27 Pieces: the Hilary Hahn Encores" -- on the Wigmore stage an hour before. London, January 26, 2013.

Antón García Abril, by Hilary Hahn, for In 27 Pieces: the Hilary Hahn Encores

January 03, 2013
Hilary Hahn sits with composer Antón García Abril to speak about the creative process and his life in music. (Big thanks to off-screen translator Gonzalo Augusto.) Hilary will tour García Abril's work in January and February 2013 as part of the ongoing project, "In 27 Pieces: The Hilary Hahn Encores," a collection of new short pieces by 27 contemporary composers, for acoustic violin and piano. One interview with a participating composer will be posted every month.

Kala Ramnath, by Hilary Hahn, for In 27 Pieces: the Hilary Hahn Encores

January 03, 2013
Hilary Hahn sits with composer and Indian classical violinist Kala Ramnath to speak about the creative process and Ramnath's life in music. Hilary will premiere Ramnath's encore in January 2013 as part of the ongoing project, "In 27 Pieces: The Hilary Hahn Encores," a collection of new short pieces by 27 contemporary composers, for acoustic violin and piano. One interview with a participating composer will be posted every month.

Avner Dorman, for "In 27 Pieces: the Hilary Hahn Encores"

January 03, 2013
Hilary began premiering her project, "In 27 Pieces: The Hilary Hahn Encores," a collection of new short pieces by 27 contemporary composers, for acoustic violin and piano, in October 2011. One interview with a participating composer will be posted every month. Here, Hilary talks with Avner Dorman about his musical life and his encore "Memory Games", written for the project. Recorded in late 2011.

And The Winner Is: Jeff Myers!

January 03, 2013
You saw it first here! Hilary Hahn interviews Jeff Myers, whose composition "The Angry Birds of Kauai" is the Grand Prize winner of her "In 27 Pieces: the Hilary Hahn Encores" contest! As the 27th encore, it will be premiered in the 2012-13 season and released on record in early 2014.

Lera Auerbach, by Hilary Hahn, for In 27 Pieces: the Hilary Hahn Encores

January 03, 2013
Hilary Hahn speaks with composer Lera Auerbach about her creative process and current projects. Hilary premiered Auerbach's piece "Speak, Memory" in October 2011 as part of the project, "In 27 Pieces: The Hilary Hahn Encores," a collection of new short pieces by 27 contemporary composers, for acoustic violin and piano. One interview with a participating composer will be posted every month. To find out more about Lera Auerbach, visit her website, http://www.leraauerbach.com. (Apologies for the computer fan noise halfway through.)

Gillian Whitehead, by Hilary Hahn, for In 27 Pieces: the Hilary Hahn Encores

January 03, 2013
Hilary Hahn speaks with composer Gillian Whitehead about her creative process and life in music. Hilary premiered Whitehead's piece "Torua" in October 2011 as part of the project, "In 27 Pieces: The Hilary Hahn Encores," a collection of new short pieces by 27 contemporary composers, for acoustic violin and piano. One interview with a participating composer will be posted every month.

Jennifer Higdon, by Hilary Hahn, for "In 27 Pieces"

January 03, 2013
Hilary Hahn checks back in with Jennifer Higdon, this time about Higdon's current work, composing her first opera, and writing "Echo Dash" for Hahn after winning the Pulitzer Prize. Hahn premiered "Echo Dash" in October 2011 as part of her project, "In 27 Pieces: The Hilary Hahn Encores," a collection of new short pieces by 27 contemporary composers, for acoustic violin and piano. One interview with a participating composer will be posted every month.

Paul Moravec, by Hilary Hahn, for In 27 Pieces

January 03, 2013
Hilary Hahn speaks with composer Paul Moravec about his creative process and his life in music. Hilary premiered Moravec's piece "Blue Fiddle" in October 2011 as part of her project, "In 27 Pieces: The Hilary Hahn Encores," a collection of new short pieces by 27 contemporary composers, for acoustic violin and piano. One interview with a participating composer will be posted every month. (Apologies for low-resolution video; learning to record properly is a work in progress.) To read more about Paul: http://paulmoravec.com/ http://www.adelphi.edu/ http://www.subitomusic.com/composers/composers.cfm?composer=17 http://www.naxos.com/catalogue/item.asp?item_code=8.559698

Nico Muhly, for "In 27 Pieces: the Hilary Hahn Encores"

January 03, 2013
Hilary began premiering her project, "In 27 Pieces: The Hilary Hahn Encores," a collection of new short pieces by 27 contemporary composers, for acoustic violin and piano, in October 2011. One interview with a participating composer will be posted every month. Here, Hilary checks back in with Nico Muhly in a conversation about his current projects and "Two Voices", the piece he wrote for her.

Soren Nils Eichberg, for "In 27 Pieces: the Hilary Hahn Encores"

January 03, 2013
Hilary began premiering her project, "In 27 Pieces: The Hilary Hahn Encores," a collection of new short pieces by 27 contemporary composers, for acoustic violin and piano, in October 2011. One interview with a participating composer will be posted every month. Here, Hilary talks with Soren Nils Eichberg about his musical life and "Levitation" -- his contribution to the project. (Apologies for the computer fan noise. It was recorded on an old computer and will be remedied next time around.) Technical difficulties affected the interview. One day we will all look back on this and laugh.

Bun-Ching Lam, for "In 27 Pieces: the Hilary Hahn Encores"

January 03, 2013
Hilary will begin premiering her project, "In 27 Pieces: The Hilary Hahn Encores," a collection of new short pieces by 27 contemporary composers, for acoustic violin and piano, in October 2011. One interview with a participating composer will be posted every month. Here, Hilary talks with Bun-Ching Lam about her musical life and her contribution to the project. (Apologies for the computer fan noise.)

Max Richter, for "In 27 Pieces: The Hilary Hahn Encores"

January 03, 2013
Hilary will begin premiering her project, "In 27 Pieces: The Hilary Hahn Encores," a collection of new short pieces by 27 contemporary composers, for acoustic violin and piano, in October 2011. One interview with a participating composer will be posted every month. Here, Hilary talks with Max Richter about his musical life and his contribution to the project. (Apologies to Max and viewers for the image quality and background white noise.)