Volker Bretelmann aka Hauschka is the husband of violinist Hilary Hahn.
Bretelmann is a well-known pianist, experimental musician, and composer. As a solo artist, he is widely known as Hauschka and has collaborated for dance, theater, film, and TV. He has composed for artists such as cellist Nicolas Altstaedt and mandolinist Avi Avital.
He has been a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences since 2018. He has worked in series such as “Dublin Murders,” “Gunpowder,” “Patrick Melrose,” and “Your Honor” and in several films, including “Downhill,” “Summerland,” and “Stowaway.”
Volker has been nominated for several awards, including BAFTA, Golden Globe, Critics Choice, and Academy Awards. He has received awards at the 7th AACTA Award and, the Havana Film Festival.
Quick Facts of Hauschka
|Real Name||Volker Bertelmann|
|Date of Birth||1966|
|Children||Zelda and Nadia Bretelmann|
|Net Worth||$1.6 million|
Who Is Hilary Hahn Husband Hauschka aka Volker Bertelmann?
Hilary Hahn’s husband Hauschka aka Volker Bertelmann is a pianist and composer.
Volker was born to his parents in Kreuztal, Germany. He grew up with five siblings in the village of Ferndorf in the district of Siegen-Wittgenstein, North Rhine-Westphalia. He is the fifth child out of six.
He discovered his interest in music at a young age. He started playing the piano when he was nine years old and took classical piano lessons for the next ten years. When he was 14 years old, he formed a band.
After he finished school, he moved to Cologne, where he pursued medicine and later switched to business economics. He dropped both courses to concentrate more on music and pursue it as a career.
Hilary Hahn and Volker Bertelmann Net Worth
Violinist Hilary Hahn’s net worth is estimated to be around $5 million Networth Gorilla reports and her husband Volker Bertelmann has an estimated net worth of around $1.6 million as per Networthpost reports.
The couple has earned their revenue from their musical careers. Both of them have been in the music industry from an early age.
Hilary Hahn’s Age And Musical Career
Hilary Hahn is 42 years old. She began her musical career when she was around four years old. Hilary made her orchestral debut at eleven with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra. In 1994, she made her international debut by performing Bernstein’s “Serenade.”
In 1996, she began recording. She has released 16 albums, an Oscar-nominated film soundtrack, three DVDs, and an award-winning recording for children. She has played with orchestras such as the Boston Symphony Orchestra, London Symphony Orchestra, New York Philharmonic, Los Angeles Philharmonic, Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, NHK Symphony Orchestra, and Singapore Symphony Orchestra.
Hahn studied and performed chamber music at the Marlboro Music Festival in Vermont from 1995 to 2000. She received an award at the Glashutte Original Musik Mestspiel Preis of Dresden music festival.
In 2020, she co-founded DeepMusic.ai with tech entrepreneur Carol E. Riley.
Volker Bertelmann’s Age And Musical Career
Volker Bertelmann is 56 years old. He began his musical career at the age of nine by playing the piano at a church service. He formed a band with his cousin in 1992 and became well-known for their tracks.
Later, the duo released an album with Sony Music’s Epic label and began performing nationally and internationally. The duo split in 1995 and went different ways. After the split, Volker started making music again and began to release the music under the name Hauschka.
Bertelmann released his first album, “Substantial” in 2004. On his album “Salon des Amateurs” he worked with several musicians, such as Jeffrey Zeigler, Samuli Kosminen, Pekka Kusisto, and many more.
In 2012, he collaborated with his wife Hilary on an album, and in the same year, he wrote his first score for a feature film, “Gluck.” In 2016, he worked with Dustin O’Halloran for the film “Lion,”
In 2020, he worked on Netflix’s film “The Old Guard.” He also worked in movies such as “Summerland” and “Stowaway.”
Their Married Life, Children and Family
Hilary Hahn is married to her husband Volker Bertelmann and they are parents to two beautiful daughters Zelda and Nadia.
The pair first met through Tom Brosseau at Greenhouse Studios in Reykjavik, Iceland. The pair has been private about their relationship and have shared a few details about their personal life.
The couple lived in Cambridge, Massachusetts, after living in New York City for several years. They don’t upload any pictures together on social media platforms. They were blessed with their first daughter, Zelda, in 2015 and their second daughter, Nadia, in 2018.