Hilary slays Berlin in last concerts before birth

Hilary slays Berlin in last concerts before birth


norman lebrecht

May 19, 2015

Christiane Peitz in the Tagesspiegel says Ms Hahn had the Philharmonic audience at her feet in the penultimate concert before she retires to give birth to her first child. ‘An unbelievable woman,’ raves Christiane. Read her review here (auf Deutsch).

Thursday night she plays Vienna, and then it’s break time.




  • anon ami in deutschland says:


    It was a wonderful performance of the Beethoven violin concerto. Here is the second half of the concert performed by the Deutsches Symphonie Orchester-Berlin conducted by Leonard Slatkin.

  • Jules says:

    I’m assuming that Ms. Hahn will be returning to performance after giving birth. If so, she will be on maternity leave, not retired.

    • Nick says:

      Oh! Come on! “Retires to give birth to her first child” is perfectly acceptable English and in no way connected to the use of the word as in retiring from a career!