Hilary Hahn Receives Dushkin Award from the Music Institute of Chicago

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The Music Institute of Chicago (MIC) has named violinist Hilary Hahn because the recipient of the Dushkin Award for 2022. Established in 1985, earlier awardees embody the violinists Pinchas Zukerman, Rachel Barton Pine, and Joshua Bell.

Of specific notice was Hahn’s dedication to participating along with her audiences, notably by way of the usage of digital instruments resembling social media. The MIC recommended Hahn on her use of the Instagram-based 100 Days of Observe initiative, which noticed her demystify the method of making ready works for efficiency in actual time.

Alongside the usage of digital platforms, the quotation additionally famous that Hahn has at all times made time to interact along with her audiences face-to-face: she greets concert-goers and gives signatures at virtually each live performance she offers.

The MIC additionally praised Hahn for her dedication to commissioning and performing new music, in addition to her contribution to the Suzuki technique by way of a sequence of recordings.

The Institute additionally honored the contribution of cello pedagogue Dr. Tanya L. Carey, naming her because the 2022 recipient of the Colburn Award for Educating Excellence. Alongside her day-to-day educating work round Chicago, Carey has additionally instructed a whole bunch of cello lecturers in pedagogy, making certain that they can correctly nurture the following era of musicians.

“Tonight, we have a good time music, from discovery by way of mastery and to the various areas in between,” stated Scott Verschoor, the Chair of the Music Institute of Chicago’s Board of Trustees. “We have a good time the significance of music to supply therapeutic to a rustic and world confronted with pandemics, battle, and civil unrest.”

“Music will at all times be our fixed,” he added. “On the Music Institute we consider music is a vital aspect of a compassionate group; it strengthens bonds and nourishes the human spirit. We additionally consider reside music and high quality music training needs to be accessible to everybody.”