Grammy-Award-winner Augustin Hadelich is widely recognized as one of the great violinists of our time. From Adès to Paganini, from Brahms to Bartók, he showcases a wide-ranging, adventurous repertoire and is often referred to by colleagues as a “musician’s musician”. Recently named Musical America 2018 “Instrumentalist of the Year”, he is consistently cited for his phenomenal technique, soulful musicianship and insightful interpretations.
Highlights of the 2019-20 season include concertos with the Philharmonia Orchestra, New York Philharmonic, Boston Symphony, Cleveland Orchestra, BBC Philharmonic, Oslo Philharmonic, Danish National Symphony, Finnish Radio Symphony, Lahti Symphony, Iceland Symphony, South Netherlands Philharmonic, Orquesta de Euskadi, WDR Sinfonieorchester, NDR Elbphilharmonie and Deutsche Oper Berlin. Further afield, he performs with the Nagoya Philharmonic and the Sydney Symphony Orchestra.
Previously, Hadelich performed with the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, London Philharmonic, City of Birmingham Symphony, Belgian National Orchestra, Orchestre National de Lyon, Orquesta Nacional de España, Bavarian Radio Symphony, Munich Philharmonic, Norwegian Radio, Helsinki Philharmonic, Bergen Philharmonic, Rotterdam Philharmonic, Orquestra de Cadaqués, São Paulo Symphony and the Radio Orchestras of Frankfurt, Saarbrücken, Stuttgart and Cologne. Engagements in the Far East include the Hong Kong Philharmonic, Seoul Philharmonic, Singapore Symphony, Malaysian Philharmonic, NHK Symphony (Tokyo), Sapporo Symphony and a tour with the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra. He has been Artist-in-Residence with the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra and with the Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra, made his Proms debut in 2016 and his Salzburg Festival debut in 2018 playing Sibelius with the ORF Radio-Symphonieorchester.
A resident of the USA, Hadelich is a regular guest performer with the New York Philharmonic, Boston Symphony, Los Angeles Philharmonic, Philadelphia Orchestra and Cleveland Orchestra as well as the symphony orchestras in Atlanta, Baltimore, Cincinnati, Chicago, Dallas, St Louis, Minnesota, Montréal, Pittsburgh, San Francisco, Seattle, Toronto and Vancouver. He has collaborated with conductors such as Thomas Adès, Marin Alsop, Herbert Blomstedt, Andrey Boreyko, Stéphane Denève, Christoph von Dohnányi, Thierry Fischer, James Gaffigan, Alan Gilbert, Hans Graf, Giancarlo Guerrero, Miguel Harth-Bedoya, Manfred Honeck, Jakub Hrůša, Carlos Kalmar, Kirill Karabits, Louis Langrée, Hannu Lintu, Andrew Litton, Cristian Mǎcelaru, Jun Märkl, Juanjo Mena, Ludovic Morlot, Andris Nelsons, Sakari Oramo, Andrés Orozco-Estrada, Peter Oundjian, Vasily Petrenko, David Robertson, Donald Runnicles, Jukka-Pekka Saraste, Lahav Shani, John Storgards, Leonard Slatkin, Yan Pascal Tortelier, Kryzysztof Urbanski, Edo de Waart, Hugh Wolff, Jaap van Zweden.
Augustin Hadelich is the winner of a 2016 Grammy Award – “Best Classical Instrumental Solo” – for his recording of Dutilleux’s Violin Concerto, L’Arbre des songes, with the Seattle Symphony under Ludovic Morlot (Seattle Symphony MEDIA). A prolific recording artist, Hadelich recently signed to Warner Classics and his first release on the label – Paganini 24 Caprices – was released in January 2018 and was followed by Brahms and Ligeti Concertos with the Norwegian Radio Orchestra under Miguel Harth-Bedoya. Other recent discs include live recordings of the violin concertos by Tchaikovsky and Lalo (Symphonie Espagnole) with the London Philharmonic Orchestra on the LPO label (2017), and an album of duo works for violin and piano on AVIE in collaboration with Joyce Yang (2016). Previous recordings on the AVIE label include the Mendelssohn Violin Concerto and Bartók’s Concerto No 2 with the Norwegian Radio Orchestra under Miguel Harth-Bedoya (2015), and the violin concertos of Jean Sibelius and Thomas Adès (Concentric Paths) with Hannu Lintu conducting the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra (2014), nominated for a Gramophone Award and listed by NPR on their Top 10 Classical CDs of 2014.
The son of German parents, Augustin Hadelich was born and raised in Italy and studied at The Juilliard School with Joel Smirnoff. After winning the Gold Medal at the 2006 International Violin Competition of Indianapolis appearances on many of the world’s top stages quickly followed including Carnegie Hall, Wigmore Hall, Kennedy Center in Washington and Amsterdam Concertgebouw. Other distinctions include an Avery Fisher Career Grant (2009), a Borletti-Buitoni Trust Fellowship (2011), the inaugural Warner Music Prize (2015), and an Honorary Doctorate from the University of Exeter (2017). He plays the 1723 “Ex-Kiesewetter” Stradivarius violin, on loan from Clement and Karen Arrison through the Stradivari Society of Chicago.
Augustin Hadelich will be taking to the stage with the Netherlands Radio Philharmonic and Hannu Lintu at the Concertgebouw on Tuesday 2 July, performing Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto and Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition.
This week, Augustin Hadelich is with the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra performing Britten Violin Concerto alongside conductor David Atherton.
Miguel Harth-Bedoya conducts three concerts in Madrid with a programme including works by Garcia Abril, and Grieg, and Bartok’s Violin Concerto No 2 with Augustin Hadelich as soloist.
This week, Augustin Hadelich performs with Danish Radio Symphony Orchestra under direction of Juanjo Mena.
Saturday 2 March sees violinist Augustin Hadelich return to London to perform Ligeti’s Violin Concerto with the BBC Symphony Orchestra under the baton of Sakari Oramo at Barbican Hall.
This week, Augustin Hadelich performs Dutilleux Violin Concerto with Bergen Philharmonic under Ludovic Morlot.
This evening, Hadelich performs Beethoven’s Violin Concerto with the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra at the Birmingham Symphony Hall.
This week, Hadelich is with the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, performing Beethoven’s Violin Concerto in Various venues across the South of the UK.
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.