Violinist Hilary Hahn has chosen the Philadelphia-based totally Project 440 as the beneficiary of her 2014 Dresden Music competition Glashütte Original prize.

The award recognizes the dedication to track schooling and comes with a €25,000 coins element to be donated to an educational agency of the recipient’s choice.

Project 440 does now not educate tune, however as a substitute runs programs which ‘draw on a shared love of song to help young humans build-essential existence abilties’, supplying free after-school instructions and an annual college truthful for musicians.

In its quotation, the festival award committee stated, ‘Through her proper, contemporary musical language, Hilary Hahn reaches beyond the concert corridor to younger classical music lovers.’ The violinist’s innovative use of social media become singled out, as well as her teaching paintings with string students: ‘She evokes younger musicians through her extreme and uncompromising manner of creating the song.’

Hahn moved to Philadelphia on the age of 10 to attend the Curtis Institute of Music and made her concerto debut within the city a 12 months later, and lived inside the metropolis until her mid-twenties.

‘Project 440 serves an essential purpose within the arts global,’ Hahn said. ‘They attain across a vast socio-economic spectrum to school college students, supporting them to take leadership roles of their communities and rehearsing existence abilities within the shared language of song.

‘Many groups are doing wonderful work around non-public leadership, however, the manner Project 440 goes approximately it’s miles different from whatever I’ve visible. I believe that tune may be a start line for so many varieties of conversations. The musical has a look at has parallels throughout more than one disciplines: daily practice, self-guided development, the translation of records into the contemporary, empathy, communique, and collaboration.

‘To harness that shared foundation into an experience of cause within the wider world no longer only allows music, it allows the arena. Project 440 is poised to implement their tasks on a larger scale, and I desire this provide will assist them to reach their dreams for the 2019-20 faculty year. They are a small enterprise with a large effect. Between their task, passion, achievements, organizational efficiency, attain, and capacity, they may be the entire package deal. I’m excited to look what’s beforehand!’

Joseph Conyers, Philadelphia Orchestra principal bass and Project 440’s founder and executive director, commented:

‘Hilary Hahn is an artist of the very best quality and worldwide reputation. I’ve been in awe of her gambling due to the fact her debut album of Bach as a youngster – a recording that stays one of the greatest I know. I am a protracted-time admirer of Hilary’s artistry and musicianship.

‘Even with such accolades, Hilary has long gone above and beyond to make herself on hand – the use of her items to inspire countless aspiring young musicians, track lovers, and enthusiasts global through specific collaborations, the championing of latest tune, and superstar popularity as an influencer on social media.

‘Using music as a device to inspire and empower young people is at the core of our paintings at Project 440. We are pleased that Hilary has recognized Project 440 because of the recipient of the finances from her prestigious Glashütte Award. We are thankful for Hilary’s perception in our packages, and we are further advocated to do all we can — thru track — to teach the lifestyles talents wanted for character growth and community effect to as many younger humans as viable.’