Hilary Hahn: I learned it all from Russians

Hilary Hahn: I learned it all from Russians


norman lebrecht

July 20, 2015

The signature American violinist, presently awaiting the birth of her first child, has written a beautiful piece about her two teachers, in Baltimore and Philadelphia.

Klara Berkovich was fresh out of Leningrad. Jascha Brodsky had come from Kharkiv, via Tbilisi and Paris.

Hilary writes: We musicians can chart our lineages like family trees. How our teachers lead us, much like how our parents raise us, defines our earliest self-identities, whether we follow or reject what we are shown. Thus, while continuing to define my own trajectory, I felt a strong desire to take a look back at where I began and what formed my awareness of what I might be able to accomplish in my lifespan.

Read the full story here.

photo courtesy Hilary Hahn


  • Karen B. Lobel says:

    It’s a little unexpected content of the article after reading the title. I studied the life Brodsky, even wrote an essay about it, but I knew other information about Hilary. I hope my paper is still available on Trust my Paper and you can read it if you are interested.

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  • Paula K. Johnson says:

    Cool! I admire people that never scare to look back or start right from the beginning. I think you should always stay a child inside. Be playful and fearless, be wild and adventurous! Try yourself in a new profession. Maybe writing? Check out some cool site for writers legalwritingwizard.com/. Good luck!

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    People who are not scared to take risk are usually the most successful on their chosen field. Mistakes are there to teach us lessons in life. Just like the inspiring stories in Papersmart.net review of people who conquer the world and their fears.

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