Hilary's next

Hilary's next


norman lebrecht

July 27, 2009

Coming up tonight on BBC Radio 3, and streamed throughout the coming week on site, is the Lebrecht Interview with one of the most self-possessed artists I have ever encountered.

Hilary Hahn, last year’s Grammy winner for the Schoenberg concerto that hardly anyone else dares to play, puts neither a note nor a hair out of place. We eyeballed for an hour in a studio in Liverpool, the shutters slamming down whenever the conversation touched on private life.

I don’t pretend to have got the measure of Hilary – she’s too smart for that – but you may form a bit more of an impression of what she’s about from listening to her duck and weave under a hail of questions.


  • M.Villeger says:

    Oh did she turned the table on you… Great fun!