Aspen Music Festival And School

William Hagen Back To Performers

Instrumental Focus

  • violin

William Hagen is already a seasoned performer on concert stages around the United States and abroad. Highlights of William’s 2015–16 season included his Tokyo recital debut and recitals in Brussels, Los Angeles and various cities in Florida. He made his Bulgarian debut with the Sofia Philharmonic, performed chamber music with Gidon Kremer, Christian Tetzlaff, and Steven Isserlis, and appeared as soloist with the Jacksonville and Shreveport symphony orchestras, among others. William is the third prize laureate of the 2015 Queen Elisabeth Violin Competition, the highest-ranking American since 1985. As a result, William has toured Belgium with the Brussels Philharmonic and the Orchestre Philharmonique Royal du Liège, and has returned to Belgium to play recitals, including a recital this September in Brussels at the Centre for Fine Arts. William is a longtime student of Robert Lipsett at the Colburn School and at the Aspen Music Festival and School. He has also studied with Itzhak Perlman at The Juilliard School for two years. He will begin studying at the Kronberg Academy in Germany in the fall of 2016. William plays on an Andrea Guarneri violin (Cremona, c. 1675).

Robert Spano, Music Director

Alan Fletcher, President and CEO