Hilary Hahn gives $25,000 to Philly charity

Hilary Hahn gives $25,000 to Philly charity


norman lebrecht

September 18, 2019

The violinist, who has just taken a year off, has redirected her 2014 Glashütte award towards a worthy cause.

The $25k is going to a charity which views ‘music as a stepping stone to teaching high schoolers to actively impact their world on their own terms and practice essential skills for their lives beyond the school system.’

It’s a requirement of the Glashütte award that the money goes to a music-ed project.



  • asylumkeeper says:

    A fine gesture, we should see this happen more often

  • Robert Fitzpatrick says:

    Isn’t this for Project 440 with which PhilaOrch bassist, Joe Conyers, is involved? A worthy cause, indeed. Thanks, HH.

    IMHO, all of these cash awards given to highly visible performers should be donated by the presenter “to the charitable organization designated by the recipient.”