Hilary Hahn wins GRAMMY Award for In 27 Pieces

The Hilary Hahn Encores

On Sunday, 8 February, Hilary Hahn won her 3rd GRAMMY at the 57th GRAMMY Awards taking place in Los Angeles. On top of that she was part of the GRAMMY Awards Premiere Ceremony as a presenter.

Her critically acclaimed Deutsche Grammophon album, In 27 Pieces – the Hilary Hahn Encores, was judged by the Recording Academy to be outstanding among a strong field of contenders for “Best Chamber Music/ Small Ensemble Performance”. The album features 27 short contemporary compositions, commissioned by Hilary Hahn to bring fresh life to the violin encore tradition. For the final encore, she held an open and anonymous competition that received over 400 entries.

"Sometimes when you have a crazy idea, it's worth making it happen," said Hahn in her GRAMMY acceptance speech.

The ceremony was hosted by country musician Hunter Hayes, and Hahn was the first presenter, followed by fellow nominees Rosanne Cash, Gloria Gaynor, Smokie Norful, and John Waters, and Grammy Award-winning producer Jimmy Jam. Together they presented the first awards of the day in 70 categories. The Ceremony attracted a large online audience to the annual pre-show gala and will remain online for 30 days following its initial live stream.

Hahn’s new album – Mozart 5 and Vieuxtemps 4 – with Paavo Järvi and The Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen, will be released on March 30, 2015. Watch the trailer here: