- Richard Wigmore
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(b Lexington, VA, Nov 27, 1979). American violinist. A child prodigy, she took up the violin at the age of three and studied first in Baltimore with Klara Berkovich and then, from the age of ten, with Jascha Brodsky. Later, she attended the Curtis Institute, Philadelphia, where she studied violin with Jaime Laredo and chamber music with felix Galimir and gary Graffman . Hahn made her major concerto debut with the Baltimore SO at the age of 12, and her debut with the Philadelphia Orchestra in 1993, quickly followed by debuts with the Cleveland Orchestra, the New York PO, and the Pittsburgh SO. In 1995, at 15, she made her European debut, playing the Beethoven Violin Concerto with Maazel and the Bavarian RSO. The following year she gave her first concert at Carnegie Hall and signed an exclusive contract with Sony Classical, with whom she has recorded an award-winning disc of Bach sonatas and partitas, and concertos by Beethoven, Brahms, Barber, Stravinsky, Shostakovich, Mendelssohn, and Edgar Meyer. In ...