Watch: Hilary Hahn goes swimming in her concert gown

Watch: Hilary Hahn goes swimming in her concert gown


norman lebrecht

June 01, 2019

The things you have to do these days to get onto Slipped Disc.



  • Jaime Herrera says:

    Now, Bell and Kavakos and Mutter and Gluzman and Barati and Josefowicz and Kang and Accardo and… will be doing the same thing. I’m sure she had a good reason for doing this other than publicity. Hahn does not need publicity. Or, maybe she does….

    • Emil says:

      Pretty sure she does it for fun. Why not?

    • Richard says:

      Not a single one of those guys would look good in a concert dress….
      Maybe Mutter, but her sizable endowments would be flopping out of her strapless Halston dress.

  • John Rook says:

    Vanessa Mae did this to memorable effect back in the 1980s or so (maybe later, I don’t care).

  • Kelly says:


  • Ben says:

    Kinda dangerous, isn’t it? Depending on the material of the dress, the added weight could sank a person.

  • Been Here Before says:

    Perhaps Yuja will follow suit now 🙂

    By the way, a brilliant recital on Thursday!

  • Ned Keene says:

    Charmingly natural, HH is a non-pretentious star. She willingly appears on TwoSetViolin for fun. Swiming in rivers and lakes is something Europeans do.

  • Brian says:

    Waiting for Khatia Buniatishvili to try this.

  • Stuart Donaldson says:

    Lovable nutter!

  • Brettermeier says:

    How silly and completely unnecessary. I like her. 😀

  • Monica says:

    So cool! My hero!

  • Rgiarola says:

    I’m almost sure dressmaker said “dry wash”, darling… lololol

  • boringfileclerk says:

    Who does she think she is? Lara St. John?