William Hagen
United States of America, °1992
VIOLIN 2015 : Third Prize
William Hagen has performed as soloist, recitalist, and chamber musician across the United States, Europe, and Asia. In 2021, William makes his debuts with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra at the Ravinia Festival and the Chamber Orchestra of Europe at the Rheingau Music Festival, and appears at the Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival.

As soloist, William has appeared with the Detroit Symphony, San Francisco Symphony, Seattle Symphony, and regularly appears as soloist at the Aspen Music Festival. In Europe, he has soloed with the Frankfurt Radio Symphony (HR Sinfonieorchester), the Vienna Radio Symphony (ORF Radio Sinfonieorchester Wien), and the major orchestras of Belgium, including the Brussels Philharmonic, National Orchestra of Belgium, and the Orchestre Philharmonique Royal de Liège. William has also soloed in Japan with the Yokohama Sinfonietta and the Sendai Philharmonic.

As recitalist and chamber musician, William has performed at venues such as Wigmore Hall and the Louvre, and collaborated with artists such as Steven Isserlis, Gidon Kremer, Edgar Meyer, and Tabea Zimmerman, among others. He maintains an active schedule on both sides of the Atlantic, making frequent trips to Europe and cities around the US to play a wide range of repertoire.

In 2019, William released his debut album, “Danse Russe,” with his good friend and frequent collaborator, pianist Albert Cano Smit. The album is available on all streaming platforms.

A native of Salt Lake City, Utah, William began playing the violin at the age of 4, studying with Natalie Reed and then Deborah Moench. He studied with Itzhak Perlman and Catherine Cho at the Juilliard School, Christian Tetzlaff at the Kronberg Academy, and was a longtime student of Robert Lipsett, studying with Mr. Lipsett for 11 years both at the Colburn Community School of Performing Arts and at the Colburn Conservatory of Music. In 2015, William won 3rd prize at the Queen Elisabeth Competition in Brussels.

William performs on the 1732 “Arkwright Lady Rebecca Sylvan” Antonio Stradivari, on generous loan from the Rachel Barton Pine Foundation.


Robert Lipsett
Itzhak Perlman


The Juilliard School (2010-2012)
Colburn Conservatory of Music (2012-2019)
Final 2015: William Hagen
Semi-final 2015: William Hagen - recital
Semi-final 2015: William Hagen - concerto
Final (28/05/2015)
Michael Jarrell ...aussi peu que les nuages...
Pyotr Tchaikovsky Concerto in D major op. 35
William Hagen, violin
National Orchestra of Belgium, dir. Marin Alsop

Récital (16/05/2015)

Eugène Ysaÿe Sonata in E minor op. 27/4
Vykintas Baltakas Recitativo
Claude Debussy Sonata in G minor
Camille Saint-Saëns Introduction et rondo capriccioso in A minor op. 28
William Hagen, violin
Liebrecht Vanbeckevoort, pianist accompanist

Concerto (13/05/2015)

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Concerto n. 3 in G major KV 216
William Hagen, violin
Orchestre Royal de Chambre de Wallonie, dir. Paul Meyer
First round (07/05/2015)
Johann Sebastian Bach Sonata n. 1 in G minor BWV 1001
Nicolò Paganini Caprice n. 24 in A minor
Franz Schubert Grand duo in A major D 574
William Hagen, violin
Liebrecht Vanbeckevoort, pianist accompanist
Relive the performances of Violin 2024
The Competition's CD's
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