Augustin Hadelich
Photo Credit: Luca Valenta
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Eloquent and unforced, Hadelich's violin lines were shaped by a technique as fine as anything you'll hear on today's concert stages.”


Seattle Symphony






Continuing to astonish audiences with his phenomenal technique, poetic sensitivity, and gorgeous tone, Augustin Hadelich has established himself as one of the most sought-after violinists of his generation.  His remarkable consistency throughout the repertoire, from Paganini to Brahms, to Bartók, to Adès, is seldom encountered in a single artist.


Highlights of Augustin Hadelich’s 2014/2015 season include debuts with the Minnesota Orchestra, Danish National Symphony, and the London Philharmonic, as well as return performances with the New York Philharmonic and the symphonies of Baltimore, Houston, Indianapolis, Liverpool, Saint Louis, and Seattle.  Other projects include a debut recital at the Wigmore Hall in London, an Artist-in-Residency with the Netherlands Philharmonic, and a tour with the Toronto Symphony (to Montreal, Ottawa, and Toronto).  Highlighting next season will be debuts with the Chicago Symphony, Pittsburgh Symphony, and the Orpheus Camber Orchestra in Carnegie Hall.


Composed for Mr. Hadelich, his recent premiere of David Lang’s 35-minute solo violin work, mystery sonatas, at Carnegie’s Zankel Hall in April 2014 was a resounding success. Standing alone in a single spotlight, he wove his way through the intricate difficulties of this awe-inspiring work with apparent ease. One week earlier, the Washington Post wrote a rave review for Tango Song and Dance, an originally conceived, multi-media recital premiered at Kennedy Center, featuring Mr. Hadelich, guitarist Pablo Villegas, and pianist Joyce Yang.


In North America, Mr. Hadelich has also performed with the Saint Paul and Los Angeles chamber orchestras, the Boston Symphony, Cleveland Orchestra, New York Philharmonic, The Philadelphia Orchestra, and the Los Angeles Philharmonic, in addition to the symphonies of Atlanta, Cincinnati, Colorado, Dallas, Milwaukee, New Jersey, North Carolina, Oregon, San Diego, San Francisco, Utah, and Vancouver.  Festival appearances include Aspen, Blossom, Bravo! Vail Valley, Britt, Chautauqua (where he made his American debut in 2001), Eastern Music Festival, the Hollywood Bowl, Marlboro, and Tanglewood.


Recent and upcoming worldwide appearances include the Badische Staatskapelle / Karlsruhe, BBC Philharmonic/ Manchester, BBC Symphony / London, Bournemouth Symphony, German Radio Philharmonic / Saarbrücken, Dresden Philharmonic, Helsinki Philharmonic, Orchestra/ Salzburg, Orchestre Philharmonique de Strasbourg, Orquesta Sinfónica Nacional de México, Orchestre Philharmonique de Monte-Carlo, NHK Symphony / Tokyo, Royal Scottish National Orchestra, RTE National Symphony Orchestra / Dublin, São Paulo Symphony, Stuttgart Radio Orchestra, and a highly acclaimed tour of China with the San Diego Symphony. 


Mr. 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, 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, Hugh Wolff, Edo de Waart, Kazuki Yamada, and Jaap van Zweden, among others.


Also an enthusiastic recitalist, Augustin Hadelich’s numerous appearances include Carnegie Hall, 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 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 has been nominated for a Gramophone Award, and was listed by NPR on their Top 10 Classical CDs of 2014.  He has 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 recent recording of the Mendelssohn Violin Concerto and Bartók’s Concerto No. 2 with the Norwegian Radio Orchestra under Miguel Harth-Bedoya is scheduled for release on AVIE in the spring of 2015.


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


The son of German parents, Augustin Hadelich was born and raised in Italy.  A resident of New York City since 2004 and 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.

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