Sibelius violin concerto with Andris Nelsons and Boston Symphony at Tanglewood
Between the two works, violinist Augustin Hadelich returned as soloist in the Sibelius Violin Concerto, a work that seemed particularly well-suited to his own interpretive strengths. His account on Saturday was tonally rich and electric, and he followed it with a musically generous encore: the Andante movement from Bach’s Second Sonata. After all the high-strung rhapsodizing of the Sibelius, this humble, wise music from Bach was just what the ear needed to hear. (Jeremy Eichler, BOSTON GLOBE, AUGUST 01, 2016)
A Far Cry Chamber Orchestra - adaptation of Shostakovich's Violin Sonata for violin, strings and percussion
Augustin Hadelich gave a magnificent account of the solo part, showing complete command over dynamics, phrasing, and tone color. He handled the treacherous runs in the scherzo with ease, and there was a terrific sense of give and take with the orchestra. (September 14, 2014)
CD review: Haydn Violin Concertos (Naxos)
The performances confirm Hadelich's high talent, with rock solid intonation and phrasing in music that often makes considerable technical demands on the soloist. The concertos are less inventive works than Haydn's symphonies, and Hadelich wisely doesn't try to make more out of them than is there.
His willingness to take the music at face value is its own kind of sophistication, and confirms him as a musician worth keeping a close eye on.