Haydn, Symphony No. 77
Mendelssohn, Violin Concerto
William Hagen, Violin
Schumann, Symphony No. 2
Since his debut with the Utah Symphony at age nine, William Hagen, now 24, has performed with conductors such as Marin Alsop, Christian Arming, Placido Domingo, Miguel Harth-Bedoya, Michel Tabachnik and Hugh Wolff. A native of Salt Lake City, Utah, William began taking violin lessons at age four with Natalie Reed, and then Deborah Moench. At age ten he began studying with Robert Lipsett at the Colburn School in Los Angeles, where he studied until the age of 17.
After studying at Juilliard for two years with Itzhak Perlman, William returned to Los Angeles to continue studies with Robert Lipsett at the Colburn Conservatory. Currently enrolled at the Kronberg Academy in Germany, he is a student of Christian Tetzlaff. He performs on the 1735 “Sennhauser” Guarneri del Gesù, on generous loan from the Stradivari Society of Chicago.