06. May 2010 · Comments Off on Hilary Hahn and the Internet · Categories: Other People's Words, Videos

Ms. Hahn has been a pioneer in using the Web to connect with fans and to bring out her personality — something that is crucial in an art form that tends to keep artists behind the music. When she began, blogs were hardly a household name and she maintained instead an online journal on a Sony site (she has since moved to the Deutsche Grammophon label). But despite the rise of the blogosphere, she maintains the homespun quality of a journal.

“It has for me accomplished what I want to accomplish — a resource for what is going on behind the scenes,” she says.

As someone who likes the craft of writing, keeping the journal also is appreciated as nonmusical expression for her. “Musicians are also interpretive artists and we are just as creative as painters and writers. We interpret in a way that expresses ourselves. … For me, I am happy for what I have been able to do online. I try to make it kid friendly.”

Case in point is her Twitter account, which she writes in the guise of her violin case. Ms. Hahn also has her own YouTube channel.

I love the tweets her violin case posts. The case isn’t exactly frequent, but they are a kick when they are there.


Hilary Hahn’s Violin Case Tweets here
Hilary Hahn’s Journal

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