Augustin Hadelich
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The essence of Hadelich’s playing is beauty...revealing something from a plane beyond ours.”


Kennedy Center recital






Consistently cited in the press for his “gorgeous tone” (New York Times), “poetic communication” (Washington Post) and “fast-fingered brilliance” (The New Yorker), Augustin Hadelich has confirmed his place in the top echelon of young violinists.  Last season, following stellar debuts with the Boston Symphony at Tanglewood and his subscription debut with the New York Philharmonic at Lincoln Center, he made equally acclaimed debuts with the San Francisco Symphony, Dallas Symphony, New Jersey Symphony, St. Louis Symphony, Milwaukee Symphony, Buffalo Philharmonic, Toronto Symphony, Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, BBC Philharmonic/Manchester and the SWR Orchestra in Stuttgart. Last summer he appeared with the Los Angeles Philharmonic at the Hollywood Bowl, the New York Philharmonic at Vail, Britt Festival Orchestra, Chautauqua Festival Orchestra, Seattle Chamber Music Festival, and La Jolla’s SummerFest.


Among Mr. Hadelich’s 2013/2014 season highlights are debuts with the Detroit Symphony, Oregon Symphony and The Philadelphia Orchestra, his subscription debut with the Boston Symphony, as well as a recital at New York’s Frick Collection and a tour of China with the San Diego Symphony. Debuts abroad include the Bournemouth Symphony, Orquestra Sinfónica do Porto/Portugal and the Royal Scottish National Orchestra. Re-invitations include the symphonies of Atlanta, Cincinnati (including a week-long residency), North Carolina and Vancouver, to name a few. At Kennedy Center in April 2014, Mr. Hadelich (with guitarist Pablo Villegas and pianist Joyce Yang) will premiere an originally-conceived multimedia recital, Tango Song and Dance, based on and named after André Previn’s work for violin and piano.


In the United States, Augustin Hadelich has also performed with the Cleveland Orchestra, Pacific Symphony, Rochester Philharmonic, Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra and the symphonies of Alabama, Baltimore, Colorado, Columbus, Florida, Fort Worth, Houston, Indianapolis, Jacksonville, Kansas City, Louisville, Nashville, New Orleans, Phoenix, Seattle and Utah. Festival appearances include Aspen, Blossom, Bravo! Vail Valley, Chautauqua (where he made his American debut in 2001), Eastern Music Festival, the Hollywood Bowl, Tanglewood and Mecklenburg-Vorpommern (Germany).


Additional worldwide appearances include the Badische Staatskapelle/Karlsruhe, Deutsche Radio Philharmonie/Saarbrücken-Kaiserslautern, Dresden Philharmonic, Helsinki Philharmonic, Netherlands Philharmonic, Orchestre Philharmonique de Monte-Carlo, Orchestre Philharmonique de Strasbourg, Orquesta Sinfónica Nacional de México, RTE National Symphony Orchestra/Dublin and the Tokyo Symphony, as well as numerous chamber orchestras throughout Europe.  He has collaborated with such renowned conductors as Roberto Abbado, Teddy Abrams, Herbert Blomstedt, Lionel Bringuier, Justin Brown, James Conlon, Christoph von Dohnányi, JoAnn Falletta, Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos, Alan Gilbert, Hans Graf, Giancarlo Guerrero, Miguel Harth-Bedoya, Jakub Hr?ša, Jahja Ling, Hannu Lintu, Jun Märkl, Sir Neville Marriner, Fabio Mechetti, Juanjo Mena, Andrés Orozco-Estrada, Peter Oundjian, Vasily Petrenko, Larry Rachleff, Michael Stern, Yan Pascal Tortelier, Bramwell Tovey and Jaap van Zweden.


Also an enthusiastic recitalist, Mr. Hadelich’s numerous appearances include Carnegie Hall, The Frick Collection (New York), Kennedy Center, the Chamber Music Society of Detroit, Kioi Hall (Tokyo), the Louvre, Philadelphia Chamber Music Society and the Vancouver Recital Society. As chamber musician, he has been a participant at the La Jolla, Marlboro, Ravinia, and Seattle festivals, and has collaborated with Midori at Lincoln Center’s Rose Theater.


In June 2013, Mr. Hadelich made his first major orchestral CD, recording the violin concertos of Jean Sibelius and Thomas Adès with the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Hannu Lintu. This will be only the second recording of the Adès concerto, Concentric Paths. On the AVIE label, the recording is scheduled for release in the spring of 2014. Mr. Hadelich has recorded three previous CDs for AVIE: Flying Solo, a CD of masterworks for solo violin; Echoes of Paris, featuring French and Russian repertoire influenced by Parisian culture in the early 20th century; and Histoire du Tango, a program of violin-guitar works in collaboration with Pablo Villegas. For Naxos, he has recorded Haydn’s complete violin concerti with the Cologne Chamber Orchestra and Telemann’s Fantasies for solo violin.


The 2006 Gold medalist of the International Violin Competition of Indianapolis, Mr. Hadelich is the recipient of Lincoln Center’s Martin E. Segal Award (2012), an Avery Fisher Career Grant (2009) and a Borletti-Buitoni Trust Fellowship in the UK (2011).


Born in Italy in 1984, the son of German parents, Augustin Hadelich holds an artist diploma from The Juilliard School, where he was a student of Joel Smirnoff.  He plays on the 1723 “Ex-Kiesewetter” Stradivari violin, on loan from Clement and Karen Arrison through the generous efforts of the Stradivari Society.

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