Grammy-winning violinist arrives at Yale for college residency

This spring, three-time Grammy-winning musician Hilary Hahn will be an artist-in-residence, hosted by Timothy Dwight College,

Hilary Hahn, a violin virtuoso and multi-Grammy winning artist, will visit the Yale campus twice this spring to work with student musicians and composers as an artist-in-residence at Timothy Dwight College.

During the short-term residency, Hahn hosted formal and informal meetings and workshops with graduate and undergraduate students during a two-day visit this week. In April, she will return to campus for another two-day visit.

Hahn was a Chubb Fellow at Yale last spring. The Chubb Fellowship, also administered by Timothy Dwight College, brings international leaders to campus to present public lectures and meet informally with students.

During her visit this week, on Tuesday and Wednesday, Hahn hosted a masterclass for undergraduate musicians and composers. She also conducted a violin masterclass with Yale School of Music musicians and met with members of Yale’s music faculty.

In April, Hahn will meet and advise undergraduate student musicians in Yale College.

A prolific recording artist, Hahn has 22 feature recordings and has commissioned many new works. She has performed throughout the world with many leading orchestras.

The recipient of three Grammy Awards, she was nominated for a 2023 Grammy for “Best Classical Instrumental Solo” for her recording “Abels: Isolation Variation.”

This season, she is performing Brahms’ Violin Concerto with the Orchestre National de Belgique and the Seattle Symphony, and touring with Finnish conductor and violinist Mikko Franck and the Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France. In addition, she will join the Tonhalle-Orchester Zürich in performances of Sibelius’ Violin Concerto which she will also perform with the Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra in Helsinki and during a tour in Germany, as well as with the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra and the New Jersey Symphony.

Hahn is the co-founder and vice president of artistic partnerships of the AI-music initiative Deepmusic.AI. She is currently in her second year as the Chicago Symphony Orchestra’s first-ever artist-in-residence, and is artist-in-residence at London’s Wigmore Hall.

Hahn has launched several projects that aim to make classical music accessible to more listeners, including her #100daysofpractice campaign on Instagram, which encourages musicians to share their music-making experiences. In 2019, she donated a $25,000 prize she’d received (the Glashütte Originals Festspielpreis) to the Philadelphia nonprofit Project 440, an organization that aims to ignite young people’s interest in music for both individual growth and community empowerment.

Hahn’s residency at Yale is supported by the Timothy Dwight College Chubb Fellowship, Yale College Arts, the Yale Symphony Orchestra, and the Yale School of Music.

For more information, contact KC Mills, associate Chubb Fellow, at 203-909-0545 or

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