The most private person on the violin has made the most public personal announcement on her Facebook page:
Dear Facebook Fans and Friends,
What a year this has been so far! And now there is another announcement: my husband and I are expecting our first baby mid-summer! I am usually very private about my personal life, because it is important to me to have a quiet space in which to develop my thoughts and reflect on all that happens. But this is such a different kind of news that I wanted to share it directly. My husband and I are thrilled and feel fortunate to experience this major life event.
For the time being, I’m resting, prepping upcoming recitals and concerti and the release of the new Mozart-Vieuxtemps recording (another point on the continuum of good news), taking walks, and staying healthy. I expect to complete my 2014-15 concert season as planned and am looking forward to the musical adventures awaiting me in the next few months.
For your entertainment, here are toddler pics of my husband (right) and me (left).
Wishing all of you happiness and good health,
With maximum discretion Hilary, 35, avoids naming the husband. We wish the young family well.