Grammy-Award-winner Augustin Hadelich has established himself one of the great violinists of his generation. He has performed with every major orchestra in the US as well as an ever-growing number of major orchestras in the UK, Europe and the Far East impressing audiences with his phenomenal technique, poetic sensitivity and gorgeous tone.
Highlights of his 2017-18 season include a return to the Boston Symphony Orchestra playing the Ligeti Violin Concerto with Thomas Adès incorporating Adès’ new cadenza for the concerto which will be performed for the first time. Other performances bring him to the Pittsburgh Orchestra, San Francsicso Symphony, Hallé, Royal Scottish National, Orquesta Sinfónica de Castilla y León and a tour with the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra under Edo de Waart.
In Europe he has performed with the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, London Philharmonic, Munich Philharmonic, BBC Philharmonic, BBC Symphony, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic, Finnish Radio Symphony, Danish National Symphony, Norwegian Radio, Helsinki Philharmonic, Netherlands Philharmonic, Rotterdam Philharmonic, Orquestra de Cadaqués and the Radio Orchestras of Frankfurt, Saarbrücken, Stuttgart and Cologne. He was Artist-in-Residence with the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra in the 2015-16 season and made his Proms debut in 2016.
A resident of the USA, Hadelich has performed with all the major symphony orchestras including the New York Philharmonic, Boston Symphony, Chicago Symphony, Philadelphia Orchestra, Cleveland Orchestra as well as the symphony orchestras in Atlanta, Minnesota, Toronto and Vancouver. Engagements in the Far East include the Hong Kong Philharmonic, Seoul Philharmonic, Malaysia Philharmonic, NHK Symphony (Tokyo), Japan Century Symphony and the Sapporo Symphony. He has collaborated with conductors such as Marc Albrecht, Marin Alsop, Herbert Blomstedt, Lionel Bringuier, Stéphane Denève, Christoph von Dohnányi, James Gaffigan, Alan Gilbert, Hans Graf, Giancarlo Guerrero, Miguel Harth-Bedoya, Manfred Honeck, Jakub Hrůša, Christoph König, Hannu Lintu, Andrew Litton, Cristian Macelaru, Sir Neville Marriner, Jun Märkl, Juanjo Mena, Ludovic Morlot, Andris Nelsons, Sakari Oramo, Andrés Orozco-Estrada, Peter Oundjian, Vasily Petrenko, Jukka-Pekka Saraste, Yan Pascal Tortelier, Omer Meir Wellber, Kazuki Yamada, Jaap van Zweden and the late Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos.
Winner of a Grammy Award (“Best Classical Instrumental Solo”) for his recording of Dutilleux’s Violin Concerto “L’arbre des songes” with the Seattle Symphony Orchestra under Ludovic Morlot, Augustin Hadelich’s other recordings include Tchaikovsky and Lalo Concertos (Symphonie espagnol) with the London Philharmonic Orchestra (LPO Live), Sibelius and Adès Concertos with the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra/Lintu (AVIE) which was nominiated for a Grammophone Award, Mendelssohn and Bartók Concertos with the Norwegian Radio Orchestra/Harth-Bedoya (AVIE). His latest recording features Paganini Caprices which will be released on Warner Classics in early 2018.
Hadelich is an enthusiastic recitalist and has performed at the Wigmore Hall, Carnegie Hall, Kennedy Center in Washington, Vancouver Recital Series, Amsterdam Concertgebouw, De Singel (Antwerp), Louvre (Paris) and at the Rheingau and Mecklenburg-Vorpommern Festivals.
The son of German parents, Augustin Hadelich was born and raised in Italy and studied at The Juilliard School where he was a student of Joel Smirnoff. He was Gold Medalist at the Indianapolis International Violin Competition (2006) and named winner of the inaugural Warner Music Prize in 2015. Other distinctions include Lincoln Center’s Martin E. Segal Award (2012), an Avery Fisher Career Grant (2009) and a Borletti-Buitoni Trust Fellowship (2011). He plays the 1723 “Ex-Kiesewetter” Stradivarius violin, on loan from Clement and Karen Arrison through the Stradivari Society of Chicago.
On 14 September 2018, Augustin Hadelich will perform Bartók's Violin Concerto No. 2 with the Belgian National Orchestra alongside conductor, Hugh Wolff.
This week sees Hadelich embark on a two week tour of New Zealand with the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra. Conducted by Edo de Waart, each concert will feature Hadelich's performance of Beethoven's Violin Concerto.
We are thrilled to announce that Augustin Hadelich has been named Instrumentalist of the Year (2018) by Musical America joining such illustrious forebears as Anne-Sophie Mutter, Itzhak Perlman and Yehudi Menuhin.
Augustin Hadelich returns to the Danish National Symphony Orchestra this week for two performances of Bartok's Violin Concerto No. 2 on Thursday 4 May and Saturday 6 May
MIGUEL HARTH-BEDOYA will be conducting the Helsinki Philharmonic, joined by soloist AUGUSTIN HADELICH, who will be performing Bartók’s Violin Concerto No 2 (20 Jan).
AUGUSTIN HADELICH makes his debut with the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, with three performaces of Britten’s Serenade under Alan Gilbert (8 & 9 Feb).
AUGUSTIN HADELICH Tours Soain and Germany with the Orquestra de Cadaqués, giving performancesof Mendelssohn’s and Beethoven’s Violin Concertos in Barcelona (19 Oct), Madrid (20 Oct), San Sebastian (23 Oct), Eindhoven (24 Oct), Cologne (25 Oct) and Friedrichshafen (26 Oct).
A short biopic about Augustin can be viewed here.