New life: Happy Hilary Hahn has a baby girl

New life: Happy Hilary Hahn has a baby girl


norman lebrecht

September 08, 2015

The violinist has announced the birth, last week or earlier, of her first child, named Zelda.

We wish the family all possible happiness.

Here’s her team’s posting a few hours ago on Facebook:

Some very special Labor (get it?) Day news from Hilary:

It’s a girl!! My husband and I are overjoyed to announce the August birth of our daughter Zelda. We are doing well, and life is rosy. Thank you for all of your support and well wishes throughout the pregnancy!

– Hilary

(No word yet on Twitter from @HilaryHahnViolincCase. Displacement anxiety?)

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  • Olassus says:


    But “Zelda”? Sounds ancient and from far away.

  • Respect says:

    Warm congratulations to this wonderful and dedicated of artists. The more literate will recognize the literary source of the name and not mock a baby’s name.

    • CDH says:

      I trust you are not referring to Zelda Fitzgerald as a “literary source”?

      The name probable derives from its Yiddish origins. One hopes Ms. Hahn is not a Nontendo junkie — it would somehow blight her image.