Higdon and Hahn discuss Higdon’s Pulitzer-winning concerto on PBS

Posted on: October 12, 2010

Friday (10/8) on the PBS website, Anne Davenport writes about a segment shown on Friday’s PBS NewsHour: “Hilary Hahn and Jennifer Higdon shared a love of 20th century music history when Higdon was Hahn’s professor at the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia. ‘Good teaching is actually a partnership,’ Hahn told us. Flash forward 15 years, and this student-teacher relationship has been transformed into a partnership with colleagues at the top of their field. Higdon won the 2010 Pulitzer Prize in Music for a concerto she composed especially for Hahn, who has released 11 solo albums and played more than 1,300 concerts the world over. Jeffrey Brown talked with the women at the Curtis Institute of Music recently about their collaboration and the process behind it.” Video of the NewsHour program, featuring Hahn playing Bach’s Sarabande in D minor, and Brown interviewing Higdon about the composition process, are available here.

Photo by Henry J. Fair

Posted October 12, 2010