SEATTLE TIMES

Seattle Symphony – Mendelssohn Violin Concerto
The ability to communicate the joy of making music is a gift not shared by all performing virtuosi. But it is stock in trade for the violinist Augustin Hadelich, whose immaculate and rapturous playing has made him a Seattle favorite … Eloquent and unforced, Hadelich’s violin lines were shaped by a technique as fine as anything you’ll hear on today’s concert stages. The audience ovation was so enthusiastic that Hadelich returned to the stage for a high-octane encore: the Paganini Caprice No. 5, a dizzying tour-de-force of speedy fingerwork and fluent bowing, tossed off with evident enjoyment. (November 14, 2014)