Sibelius: Violin Concerto, I
Adès: Violin Concerto "Concentric Paths", II
Haydn: Concerto in C, I
Piazzolla: Histoire du Tango, IV with Pablo Sáinz Villegas
“Eloquent and unforced, Hadelich's violin lines were shaped by a technique as fine as anything you'll hear on today's concert stages.”
Grammy Award-winner Augustin Hadelich has established himself as one of the great violinists of his generation. He has performed with every major orchestra in the U.S., many on numerous occasions, as well as an ever-growing number of major orchestras in the UK, Europe, and the Far East.
Highlights of Mr. Hadelich’s 2016/2017 season include return performances with the New York Philharmonic, Baltimore Symphony, Colorado Symphony, Dallas Symphony, Los Angeles Philharmonic, and the San Diego Symphony, as well as a tour of Germany and Spain with the Orquestra de Cadaqués/Catalonia and debuts with the Dresden Philharmonic, Hamburg Philharmonic, Munich Philharmonic, Rotterdam Philharmonic, and the WDR Radio Orchestra in Cologne.
Festival appearances this summer include debuts at the BBC Proms, the Bowdoin Music Festival, and Sun Valley Summer Symphony, in addition to return engagements at Aspen, Bravo! Vail, and Tanglewood. Mr. Hadelich has also performed at Blossom, Britt, Chautauqua (where he made his U.S. orchestral debut in 2001), Eastern, Grand Teton, and the Hollywood Bowl.
Among recent and upcoming worldwide appearances are the BBC Philharmonic/Manchester, BBC Symphony/London, Danish National Symphony, Finnish Radio Orchestra, Frankfort Radio Orchestra, German Radio Philharmonic/Saarbrücken, Helsinki Philharmonic, Hong Kong Philharmonic, Malaysia Philharmonic, Minas Gerais Philharmonic/Brazil, Mozarteum Orchestra/Salzburg, Netherlands Philharmonic, Norwegian Radio Orchestra, Orchestre Philharmonique de Strasbourg, NHK Symphony/Tokyo, Royal Scottish National Orchestra, RTE National Symphony Orchestra/Dublin, São Paulo Symphony, the SWR Orchestra/Stuttgart, and a tour of China with the San Diego Symphony.
Augustin Hadelich has collaborated with such renowned conductors as Roberto Abbado, Marc Albrecht, Marin Alsop, Herbert Blomstedt, Lionel Bringuier, Justin Brown, James Conlon, Christoph von Dohnányi, the late Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos, Alan Gilbert, Hans Graf, Giancarlo Guerrero, Miguel Harth-Bedoya, Manfred Honeck, Jakub Hrusa, Christoph König, Jahja Ling, Hannu Lintu, Andrew Litton, Cristian Macelaru, Jun Märkl, Sir Neville Marriner, Fabio Mechetti, Juanjo Mena, Ludovic Morlot, Sakari Oramo, Andrés Orozco-Estrada, Peter Oundjian, Vasily Petrenko, Yan Pascal Tortelier, Gilbert Varga, Edo de Waart, Omer Meir Wellber, Kazuki Yamada, and Jaap van Zweden, among others.
An exceptional recitalist, Mr. Hadelich’s numerous engagements include multiple appearances at Carnegie Hall, the Concertgebouw/Amsterdam, The Frick Collection/New York, Kennedy Center/Washington, D.C., Kioi Hall/Tokyo, the Louvre, and the chamber music societies of Detroit, La Jolla, Philadelphia, Seattle, and Vancouver. His April 2014 premiere of David Lang’s 35-minute work for solo violin, mystery sonatas, at Carnegie’s Zankel Hall was a resounding success. Standing alone in a single spotlight, Mr. Hadelich flawlessly wove his way through the intricate difficulties of this deeply inspiring work. His chamber music partners have included Inon Barnatan, Jeremy Denk, James Ehnes, Alban Gerhardt, Richard Goode, Gary Hoffman, Kim Kashkashian, Robert Kulek, Cho-Liang Lin, Midori, Charles Owen, Vadim Repin, Mitsuko Uchida, Joyce Yang, and members of the Guarneri and Juilliard quartets.
Augustin Hadelich’s first major orchestral recording, featuring the violin concertos of Jean Sibelius and Thomas Adès (Concentric Paths) with Hannu Lintu conducting the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, was released to great acclaim in March 2014 on the AVIE label. The disc was nominated for a Gramophone Award and was listed by NPR on their Top 10 Classical CDs of 2014. Mr. Hadelich recorded three previous albums 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. A recording of the Mendelssohn Violin Concerto and Bartók’s Concerto No. 2 with the Norwegian Radio Orchestra under Miguel Harth-Bedoya was released on AVIE in the spring of 2015. For the Seattle Symphony with Ludovic Morlot, Mr. Hadelich recorded Dutilleux’s Violin Concerto, “L’arbre des songes,” on Seattle Symphony MEDIA, which received the 2016 Grammy Award in the category “Best Classical Instrumental Solo.”
Gold Medalist of the 2006 International Violin Competition of Indianapolis, Mr. Hadelich was named winner of the inaugural Warner Music Prize in 2015. Other distinctions include Lincoln Center’s Martin E. Segal Award (2012), a Borletti-Buitoni Trust Fellowship in the UK (2011), and an Avery Fisher Career Grant (2009).
Born in Italy, the son of German parents, Augustin Hadelich is now an American citizen. He 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 Stradivari Society of Chicago.