Grammy-Award-winner Augustin Hadelich has established himself one of the great violinists of today. 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 exquisite beauty of tone.
European highlights in 2018-19 include concerts with the Bavarian Radio Symphony, Danish Radio Symphony, Finnish Radio Symphony, Bergen Philharmonic, Orchestre National de Lyon, Belgian National Orchestra, Orquesta Nacional de España, Bournemouth Symphony, City of Birmingham Symphony and a tour of Germany with the Academy of Saint Martin-in-the-Fields. He returns to the BBC Symphony Orchestra for a performance of Ligeti’s Violin Concerto incorporating a new cadenza by Thomas Adès which he premiered with the Boston Symphony Orchestra last season.
Hadelich has performed with the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, London Philharmonic, Munich Philharmonic, BBC Philharmonic, Norwegian Radio, Helsinki Philharmonic, Lahti Symphony, Orquesta Sinfónica de Castilla y León, Rotterdam Philharmonic, Orquestra de Cadaqués and the Radio Orchestras of Frankfurt, Saarbrücken, Stuttgart and Cologne. Engagements in the Far East include the Hong Kong Philharmonic, Seoul Philharmonic, Malaysian Philharmonic, NHK Symphony (Tokyo), Japan Century Symphony, 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, Chicago Symphony, Los Angeles Philharmonic, Philadelphia Orchestra, Cleveland Orchestra as well as the symphony orchestras in Atlanta, Dallas, St Louis, Minnesota, Pittsburgh, San Francisco, Toronto and Vancouver. He has collaborated with conductors such as Thomas Adès, Marin Alsop, Herbert Blomstedt, Andrey Boreyko, Lionel Bringuier, Stéphane Denève, Christoph von Dohnányi, James Gaffigan, Alan Gilbert, Hans Graf, Giancarlo Guerrero, Miguel Harth-Bedoya, Manfred Honeck, Jakub Hrůša, Kiril Karabits, 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, Jukka-Pekka Saraste, Lahav Shani, Yan Pascal Tortelier, Kryzysztof Urbanski, Edo de Waart, Jaap van Zweden and the late Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos.
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’s newest disc – Paganini 24 Caprices for Warner Classics – was released in January. Germany’s Süddeutsche Zeitung wrote about this recording: “Anyone who masters these pieces so confidently has, so to speak, reached the regions of eternal snow: he has reached the top.” 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.
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. He returns to the Wigmore Hall this season.
The son of German parents, Augustin Hadelich was born and raised in Italy and studied at The Juilliard School with 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 an Avery Fisher Career Grant (2009), a Borletti-Buitoni Trust Fellowship (2011), Musical America’s “2018 Instrumentalist of the Year.” 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.