Hillary Hahn’s Violin Case Goes Rogue-and Brunhilde Can’t Sleep

Hillary Hahn and her Tweeting Violin(Photo: Peter Miller for imgartists.com)
Hillary Hahn and her Tweeting Violin(Photo: Peter Miller for imgartists.com)

Is The Ring in 140 Characters Even Possible?

It is if you’re Debra Voight.  She tweeted this just before going onstage in Siegfried: “For a woman who is supposed to be awakening from a mighty long slumber, I sure don’t feel sleepy tonight.”

While Wagner rarely had anything to say in brief, many of today’s classical musicians have flocked to Twitter.  Whether it’s pianist Stephen Hough who tweeted: “Annoying that a ‘do not disturb’ note on my door provokes a phone call from housekeeping to ask when I can be disturbed. You just have!’ ”

Or Hillary Hahn, who apparently has someone else do her tweeting for her…her violin case, to be exact: “Hah! Hilary just noticed that her rehearsal corduroys are threadbare. She tied a sweater around her waist to hide it.”

Do you have a favorite classical artist you follow on Twitter?  If so, let me know.  I’ll share them with others.

Read Five Musicians Who Are Fun to Follow on Twitter (npr.org)

Watch Hillary Hahn make her debut at the age of 15 with Claudio Abbado and the Bavarian Radio Symphony.

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