” In music you can find your own niche. You can do what you want to do. There is really no job description. You have to find your own way, and that’s fun. “


” Sometimes if the point of a piece of music is to open a conversation with other people, it’s really hard to open that conversation if you’re telling people exactly what to do or feel or think. “


” The encore should wrap up the audience’s experience of the piece you just played. “


” As a young performer, what you need to be doing is building your technique and musicality, not promoting your abilities – unless you’re ready to take on all that will result from such an approach. “


” I think when a teacher says that you’re ready for something, it means you’re ready to learn it. It doesn’t always mean that you are completely capable of doing everything that’s inside the piece. “


” I think the things that I learned that stick with me are things you often repeat, even today, which is never stop learning. “


” There’s nothing I really wanted to record more than Bach. It’s wonderful music. It’s – on a grand scale, there’s a lot to it. There are – I can work on it for a long time and keep discovering more things, you know, that surprise me every time. “


” If you think about it – if you watch a gymnast compete, you don’t see their training behind the scenes. You just see the competition. You see the final result when it’s polished. And that is very much what people experience with concerts. They go to the concert. And they see the final version. “


” You’re not supposed to stop and listen and spy on people practicing. It’s supposed to be a private thing. But it’s when you come face-to-face with yourself and you look for your flaws and you try to fix them yourself, it’s a really intimidating process. It can be very discouraging. “


” Kids would come up to me after concerts and give me drawings they’ve made of violins or, you know, landscapes with a violin floating in it or some sketch of a concert or a portrait of me. “



All 10 Hilary Hahn Quotes about You in picture


In music you can find your own niche. You can do what you want to do. There is really no job description. You have to find your own way, and that
Sometimes if the point of a piece of music is to open a conversation with other people, it


The encore should wrap up the audience
As a young performer, what you need to be doing is building your technique and musicality, not promoting your abilities - unless you
I think when a teacher says that you
I think the things that I learned that stick with me are things you often repeat, even today, which is never stop learning.
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If you think about it - if you watch a gymnast compete, you don
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Kids would come up to me after concerts and give me drawings they
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