Cologne - Beethoven Concerto
'The big event of the evening ...: Beethoven's violin concerto with soloist Augustin Hadelich. This concerto celebrates the tonal beauty of the violin far more than it shows off the soloist as a virtuoso. Hadelich focused on this task with magnificent sensitivity. Right up into the highest positions of his Stradivarius, he gave an exemplary demonstration of what tone quality can mean. In the cadenza, one had the feeling the technique of double-stopping was invented for Hadelich alone. That he is no stranger to glittering virtuosity was proved by his Paganini encore. Huge applause.'
KÖLNISCHE RUNDSCHAU | September 2016 | Concert in the Cologne Philharmonie with the Orquestra de Cadaqués
Cologne - Debut with WDR Radio Orchestra, Bartók Concerto No. 1
'The German-American Augustin Hadelich proved his caliber in the WDR Symphony Orchestra's opening concert of the season with great modesty. He stood statuesque on the podium and the monologue in Bartók's violin concerto unfolded out of this tranquility. Breathing, phrasing, dynamic - everything about his playing was perfectly attuned. [...] Simply masterful!'
KÖLNISCHE RUNDSCHAU | September 2016 | Concert in the Cologne Philharmonie with the WDR Symphony Orchestra
Cologne - Mozart Concertos nos. 2 and 5
With pure tone, profound expression and fine technique, the 23-year-old Augustin Hadelich was the quiet star of the newest "Meisterwerk"-concert of the Cologne Chamber Orchestra.
...He proved what great artistry on the violin is; with complete control over his Stradivari, he discovered new depth and clarity in Mozarts concertos, and the sophisticated drama in the cadenzas, i. e. in the Andante of the second concerto, was masterful.
...And he played the virtuosic encore (Paganini's Caprice no. 21) with heavenly lightness and ease. Certainly Hadelich, who has already caused great sensation in the US, will soon conquer Germany as well; the enthusiastic applause was already a sign of that.
KÖLNISCHE RUNDSCHAU - 2007