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NEW MOZART: HAHN-BIN NOMINATED BY KLAUS BIESENBACH from V Magazine on Vimeo.
“Classical music is dying,” Hahn-Bin says flatly. The Korea-born, New York–based, Juilliard-trained violinist would know. At his first U.S. concert, which he performed at age 10, one audience member literally dropped dead. But that inglorious welcome hasn’t marred Hahn-Bin’s meteoric rise from child prodigy to one of classical music’s hottest tickets, at just 22. Since being handed a violin by his parents when he was 5, the protege of violin has built his reputation as a skilled musician on a mix of passionate playing and engaging showmanship. “Music is really my native language,” he says. Not only is Hahn-Bin an amazing violinist, but he also has an odd but wonderful sense of style. Surely a one-of-a-kind look, Hahn-Bin believes that not only do people come to see his performances but they also come to see “him”, so why shouldn’t he put on a show even when the violin has stopped playing.