Augustin Hadelich

Augustin Hadelich

“Hadelich doesn't just play perfectly according to all the rules of fingering and bowing technique, but he lights up every phrase, perceives every caesura, every 'comma', every harmonic shift in such a way that every kind of musical progression becomes immediately speaking music. [...] Augustin Hadelich is one of the greats of violin playing and will have a decisive influence on it in the future.”            SÜDDEUTSCHE ZEITUNG

Augustin Hadelich has established himself as one of the great violinists of his generation. He gives concerts with all the major American orchestras and has a phenomenal reputation for his ever increasing number of appearances in Great Britain, Europe and the Far East. Reviews praise his outstanding technique, the stringency and persuasiveness of his interpretations and his gorgeous tone.

Highlights of the 2019/2020 season include concerts with the New York Philharmonic, the Boston Symphony Orchestra, and the Cleveland Orchestra. He is amongst other things guest of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, Toronto Symphony Orchestra, Philharmonia Orchestra in London, BBC Philharmonic, Oslo Philharmonic, Danish National Symphony Orchestra, Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra and Sydney Symphony Orchestra. As an Associate Artist of the NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchester, he will be seen several times in Hamburg not only this season, but also in the two following seasons. In addition, engagements in German-speaking countries have taken him to the WDR Symphony Orchestra, the Orchestra of the Deutsche Oper Berlin, the BR Chamber Orchestra, the Düsseldorf Symphony Orchestra and the Winterthur Music College.

In addition to his extensive concert activities in North America, he has performed with well-known orchestras such as the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, Concertgebouworkest, London Philharmonic Orchestra, Munich Philharmonic, City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Rotterdam's Philharmonic Orchestra, Orkestre National de Lyon, Orquesta Nacional de España, São Paulo Symphony Orchestra, Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra, SWR Symphony Orchestra and the Academy of St Martin in the Fields. Engagements in the Far East have taken him to the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra, Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra, Singapore Symphony Orchestra and NHK Symphony Orchestra. He was artist-in-residence with the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra and the Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra. He made his debut at the BBC Proms in 2016 and made his debut at the Salzburg Festival in 2018.

The conductors he works with include Thomas Adès, Marin Alsop, Bertrand de Billy, Herbert Blomstedt, Thomas Dausgaard, Stéphane Denève, Christoph von Dohnányi, Alan Gilbert, Miguel Harth-Bedoya, Manfred Honeck, Jakub Hruša, Louis Langrée, Hannu Lintu, Cristian Măcelaru, Klaus Mäkelä, Juanjo Mena, Ludovic Morlot, Andris Nelsons, Andrés Orozco-Estrada, Vasily Petrenko, Carlos Miguel Prieto, Santtu-Matias Rouvali, Donald Runnicles, Jukka-Pekka Saraste, Lahav Shani, John Storgrds, Leonard Slatkin, Nathalie Stutzmann, Krzysztof Urbański, Osmo Vänskä, Edo de Waart, Joshua Weilerstein and Jaap van Zweden.

Augustin Hadelich's catalog includes a. a. the concerts by Sibelius, Adès, Tschaikowsky, Lalo, Mendelssohn, Bartók and Haydn. In 2016 he received a Grammy Award for his recording of the violin concerto “L‘Arbre des songes” by Dutilleux. A recording of Niccolò Paganini's 24 Caprices was released by Warner Classics in January 2018. In April 2019, Brahms and Ligeti's concerts were followed by his second album as Warner's exclusive artist, recorded with the Norwegian Radio Orchestra and Miguel Harth-Bedoya.

Augustin Hadelich, now an American citizen, was born in 1984 in Italy to German parents. He studied with Joel Smirnoff at New York's Juilliard School. Hadelich made a significant career leap in 2006 when he won the gold medal at the Indianapolis International Violin Competition. One major award after another followed: in 2009 he received the prestigious "Avery Fisher Career Grant" in New York. In 2011 he was honored with a fellowship from the Borletti-Buitoni Trust. In 2015, Hadelich won the first ever Warner Music Prize, followed by the Grammy Award in 2016. In December 2017 he was awarded an honorary doctorate from the University of Exeter in the UK. The specialist magazine “Musical America” voted him “Instrumentalist of the Year” in 2018.

Augustin Hadelich plays a violin by Giuseppe Guarneri del Gesù from 1744, known as "Leduc, ex Szeryng", on loan from the Tarisio Trust.