What happened when Hilary Hahn lost her bridge

What happened when Hilary Hahn lost her bridge


norman lebrecht

March 14, 2017

Happily, there were a pair of luthiers in the audience…

Watch the video.


  • Scott says:

    Thank goodness two of the best luthiers were in the audience!

  • Ha says:

    I seriously thought her dental bridge fell out…

  • Jeffrey Biegel says:

    You know, this is fabulous! The things that most people never get to see. Thanks for sharing this, Norman.

  • Nik says:

    I once attended a solo concert by Rachel Podger. She played an all-Bach programme, and the final piece was the D minor Partita. One of her pegs came loose at the start of the Chaconne, and rather than stopping she carried on unfazed and adjusted her fingering to correct the pitch for the rest of the performance. An astonishing feat of concentration, and needless to say it sounded glorious.

  • Barbara says:

    It says on a black screen :”The Media could not be played”. This happens a lot on this site and others. Is it copyright issues?

    • Bruce says:

      Often I have to copy the URL and paste it into a different browser (I’m a Firefox user, so Chrome or Internet Explorer) for videos from this site to play. Sometimes it’s worth the trouble 😛

  • Robert Holmén says:

    A violinist can’t reset her own bridge?