PERFORMANCE UPDATE: Violinist Hilary Hahn will not be performing as scheduled. Alina Pogostkina will be performing with Robert deMaine on Aug. 7, 2014. For more information, please visit the LA Phil website.
Grammy-winning violinist Hilary Hahn joins the Los Angeles Philharmonic orchestra and their own principal cellist Robert deMaine for Brahms' Double Concerto for violin, cello and orchestra in A minor, Op. 102 on a program that also features Gustav Mahler’s Symphony No. 1 in D Major “Titan.” The concert is presently scheduled for Aug. 7 at 8 p.m. The 2012/2013 “Dudamel Fellowship” winning conductor Mirga Grazinyte-Tyla will conduct. The Aug. 7 performance at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles, CA is one of the featured concerts in the LA Phil’s Classical Thursdays TH1 concert series which continues through Sept. 4
Hilary Hahn has stated that of all musical disciplines, she is most interested in performance. Throughout 2014, Ms. Hahn has presented critically acclaimed concerts in a variety of formats including guest performances with world-renowned orchestras, duo improvisations, and prestigious recital series. Alongside her solo work and a deep interest in chamber music, she has also collaborated with non-classical musicians and can be heard as featured soloist on the soundtrack of M. Night Shyamalan’s film The Village and on singer-songwriter-guitarist Tom Brosseau’s latest album Grand Forks among others.
Ms. Hahn’s extensive repertoire as well as her finely honed technique (she plays an 1864 copy of Paganini's Cannone made by Vuillaume), have evoked a deep respect for the 34-year old violinist who began her violin studies at age 4. Miss Hahn was admitted to the Curtis Institute of Music at the age of ten and while there was a pupil of 83-year old Jascha Brodsky, the last surviving student of the great violinist Eugène Ysaÿe. Ms. Hahn graduated from the Curtis Institute of Music at 19. In 2008 Hahn’s former teacher, composer Jennifer Higdon, wrote a violin concerto dedicated to her. In 2010, Miss Hahn’s world premiere recording of Jennifer Higdon’s Violin Concerto along with the Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto in D major, Op. 36 was released on the Deutsche Grammophon label. Higdon’s Violin Concerto went on to win the 2010 Pulitzer Prize for Music.
Before joining the Los Angeles Philharmonic as principal cello in 2013, Robert deMaine served as the James C. Gordon Principal Cello of the Detroit Symphony for over a decade. He has previously served as principal cello of the Hartford Symphony, New York String Orchestra, and Connecticut Opera and was guest principal of the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra, Toronto Symphony Orchestra, and the Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra (Norway).
A native of Vilnius, Lithuania, Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla was born into a musical family. Before pursuing her studies at the Music Conservatory Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy in Leipzig in 2008, she graduated with a bachelor degree in choral and orchestral conducting from the University of Music and Fine Arts, Graz, Austria. From 2007 until 2008 she furthered her studies at the Music Conservatory in Bologna, Italy. She has participated in numerous master classes and conducting workshops and worked with many established conductors and professors such as Christian Ehwald, George Alexander Albrecht, Johannes Schlaefli, Collin Metters and Kurt Masur. Programs, artists, dates, prices and availability subject to change.