This week violinist Hilary Hahn has been naming the fan art that will appear on the cover and in the booklet for her new album, called Retrospective, to be released Jan. 19.
For years, Hahn has been featuring "fan art" - pictures drawn by fans and given to her - every Friday on her Facebook page. Last July, she invited her fans to submit artwork for her next album, a selection of favorite tracks from her 12 Deutsche Grammophon recordings and live recordings of Mozart Sonata KV 379, Davidson’s "Blue Curve of the Earth," and Richter’s "Mercy" (both written for her Encores project).
"I have been delighted by the artwork that fans have brought me after concerts all over the world — art made by everyone from four-year-old violin students to professional painters," she said. "I’m touched by the artistic output, and I strongly relate to your creativity. What phenomenal fans. I would love to showcase some of your visual art in connection with my recording history as a way of saying thanks."
This week on her Facebook page, Hahn has announced the selection of art from five fan and she will choose one more on Friday. Those selected so far include:
To pre-order a CD, click here. You can also order the album on vinyl at that link, and there are 200 vinyls that will be signed by Hahn, with three randomly selected to receive a drawing by Hahn with their vinyl.
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