“The essence of Hadelich’s playing is beauty: reveling in the myriad ways of making a phrase come alive on the violin, delivering the musical message with no technical impediments whatsoever, and thereby revealing something from a plane beyond ours.”
Grammy Award-winner Augustin Hadelich has established himself as one of the great violinists of his generation. He has performed with every major orchestra in the U.S., many on numerous occasions, as well as an ever-growing number of major orchestras in the UK, Europe, and the Far East, impressing audiences with his phenomenal technique, poetic sensitivity, and gorgeous tone.
Highlights of the 2016/2017 season include return performances with the New York Philharmonic, Los Angeles Philharmonic, the symphony orchestras of Baltimore, Colorado, Dallas, North Carolina, San Diego, and St. Louis, as well as a tour of Germany and Spain with the Orquestra de Cadaqués/Catalonia and debuts with the Dresden Philharmonic, Frankfurt Radio Orchestra, Hamburg Philharmonic, Munich Philharmonic, Rotterdam Philharmonic, and the WDR Radio Orchestra in Cologne.
Festival appearances during this past summer included debuts at the BBC Proms, the Bowdoin Music Festival, and Sun Valley Summer Symphony, in addition to return engagements at Aspen, Bravo! Vail, and Tanglewood. Mr. Hadelich has also performed at the Blossom, Britt, Chautauqua (where he made his U.S. orchestral debut in 2001), Eastern, Grand Teton, and Marlboro music festivals, and the Hollywood Bowl.
Among recent and upcoming international appearances are the BBC Philharmonic/Manchester, BBC Symphony/London, Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra (where he was artist-in-residence in the 2015/2016 season), Danish National Symphony, Finnish Radio Orchestra, German Radio Philharmonic/Saarbrücken, Hong Kong Philharmonic, London Philharmonic, Malaysia Philharmonic, Mozarteum Orchestra/Salzburg, Netherlands Philharmonic, Norwegian Radio Orchestra, NHK Symphony/Tokyo, Royal Scottish National Orchestra, RTE National Symphony Orchestra/Dublin, São Paulo Symphony, the Stuttgart Radio Orchestra, and a tour of China with the San Diego Symphony.
Augustin Hadelich has collaborated with such renowned conductors as Roberto Abbado, Thomas Adès, Marc Albrecht, Marin Alsop, Herbert Blomstedt, Lionel Bringuier, James Conlon, Christoph von Dohnányi, Thierry Fischer, the late Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos, Alan Gilbert, Hans Graf, Giancarlo Guerrero, Miguel Harth-Bedoya, Manfred Honeck, Jakub Hrůša, Christoph König, Jahja Ling, Hannu Lintu, Andrew Litton, Cristian Macelaru, Jun Märkl, Sir Neville Marriner, Fabio Mechetti, Juanjo Mena, Ludovic Morlot, Andris Nelsons, Sakari Oramo, Andrés Orozco-Estrada, Peter Oundjian, Vasily Petrenko, Yan Pascal Tortelier, Gilbert Varga, Edo de Waart, Omer Meir Wellber, and Jaap van Zweden, among others.
An enthusiastic recitalist, Mr. Hadelich’s numerous engagements include multiple appearances at Carnegie Hall, the Concertgebouw/Amsterdam, deSingel/Antwerp, The Frick Collection/New York, Kennedy Center/Washington, DC, Kioi Hall/Tokyo, the Louvre/Paris, 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. This fall, he will appear in recital with guitarist Pablo Villegas in Philadelphia and Princeton, and with pianist Joyce Yang in Dallas, New York, Saint Paul, and Santa Barbara.
Augustin Hadelich is the winner of a 2016 Grammy Award -- “Best Classical Instrumental Solo” -- for his recording of Dutilleux’s Violin Concerto, “L’arbre des songes,” with the Seattle Symphony under Ludovic Morlot (Seattle Symphony MEDIA). Future releases include a disc of live recordings of the violin concertos by Tchaikovsky and Lalo (“Symphonie Espagnole”) with the London Philharmonic Orchestra (LPO Live, spring 2017), as well as an album of duo works for violin and piano in collaboration with Joyce Yang (AVIE Records, fall 2016). His previous recordings on the AVIE label, include: the Mendelssohn Violin Concerto and Bartók’s Concerto No. 2 with the Norwegian Radio Orchestra under Miguel Harth-Bedoya (2015); the violin concertos of Jean Sibelius and Thomas Adès (Concentric Paths) with Hannu Lintu conducting the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra (2014), nominated for a Gramophone Award and listed by NPR on their Top 10 Classical CDs of 2014; Histoire du Tango, a program of violin-guitar works in collaboration with Pablo Villegas (2013); and Echoes of Paris, featuring French and Russian repertoire influenced by Parisian culture in the early 20th century (2010).
Gold Medalist of the 2006 International Violin Competition of Indianapolis, Mr. Hadelich was named winner of the inaugural Warner Music Prize in 2015. Other distinctions include Lincoln Center’s Martin E. Segal Award (2012), a Borletti-Buitoni Trust Fellowship in the UK (2011), and an Avery Fisher Career Grant (2009).
Born in Italy, the son of German parents, Augustin Hadelich is now an American citizen. He holds an Artist Diploma from The Juilliard School, where he was a student of Joel Smirnoff. He plays the 1723 “Ex-Kiesewetter” Stradivari violin, on loan from Clement and Karen Arrison through the Stradivari Society of Chicago.