KÖLNISCHE RUNDSCHAU

Köln - 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