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Classical Classroom

Classical Classroom, Episode 184: Working Hard with Hilary Hahn

How much practice does it take to be the best around?


Hilary Hahn. Photo courtesy of the artist.


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Violinist Hilary Hahn has achieved more at just 39 years old than most of us will in a couple of lifetimes: multiple Grammy awards, 1594 concerts (so far), 20+ albums, 2 episodes of the Classical Classroom podcast, 2 kids, and a talking violin case. In this episode, Hahn talks about how much practice it actually takes to be her, her #100daysofpractice challenge on Instagram, and about how much work went in to her latest album,Hilary Hahn Plays Bach: Sonatas 1 and 2 Partita 1.

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Bit that goes in description after YouTube playlist: Special Thanks to Todd Reynolds for his music, Taskforce: Farmlab from Outerbourough.