Augustin Hadelich


Augustin Hadelich


Augustin Hadelich is one of the great violinists of our time. From Adès to Paganini, from Brahms to Bartók, he has mastered a wide-ranging and adventurous repertoire and is often referred to by colleagues as a "musician's musician.” Named Musical America’s 2018 "Instrumentalist of the Year", he is consistently cited around the world for his phenomenal technique, soulful approach, and insightful interpretations.

Mr. Hadelich will appear with over 25 North American orchestras in the 2019/2020 season, including the symphony orchestras of Boston, Cleveland, New York, Montréal, Cincinnati, Pittsburgh, Minnesota, Houston, Oregon, Seattle, Toronto, and numerous others.

International highlights of the 2019/2020 season include performances with the Philharmonia Orchestra (London), and the NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchestra (Hamburg), as well as engagements with the BBC Philharmonic, Danish National Symphony, Deutsche Oper Berlin, Finnish Radio Orchestra, Hong Kong Philharmonic, Oslo Philharmonic, WDR Radio Orchestra Cologne, and the Bavarian Radio Chamber Orchestra.

In addition to every major orchestra in North America, worldwide Mr. Hadelich has appeared with the Bavarian Radio Orchestra, Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, London Philharmonic, Munich Philharmonic, City of Birmingham Symphony, Belgian National Orchestra, Orchestre National de Lyon, Orquesta Nacional de España, Norwegian Radio Orchestra, Rotterdam Philharmonic, São Paulo Symphony, the radio orchestras of Frankfurt, Saarbrücken, Stuttgart, and Cologne, and the Academy of St. Martin in the Fields. Engagements in the Far East include the Hong Kong Philharmonic, Seoul Philharmonic, Singapore Symphony, NHK Symphony (Tokyo), and a tour with the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra. He has been Artist-in-Residence with the Bournemouth Symphony (UK), Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra, and the Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra. He made his BBC Proms debut in 2016 and his Salzburg Festival debut in 2018.

Mr. Hadelich has collaborated with such renowned conductors as Thomas Adès, Marin Alsop, Stefan Asbury, Herbert Blomstedt, Thomas Dausgaard, Stéphane Denève, Christoph von Dohnányi, Thierry Fischer,  Alan  Gilbert, Gustavo Gimeno,  Hans Graf, Miguel Harth-Bedoya, Manfred Honeck, Jakub Hruša, Carlos Kalmar, Louis Langrée, Hannu Lintu, Cristian Macelaru, Klaus Mäkelä, Jun Märkl, Juanjo Mena, Ludovic Morlot, Andris Nelsons, Sakari Oramo, Andrés Orozco-Estrada, Peter Oundjian, Vasily Petrenko, Carlos Miguel Prieto, David Robertson, Donald Runnicles, Jukka-Pekka Saraste, Lahav Shani, John Storgårds, Leonard Slatkin, Yan Pascal Tortelier, Krzysztof Urbański, Osmo Vänskä, Edo de Waart, and Jaap van Zweden, among others.

Pascal Tortelier, Krzysztof Urbański, Osmo Vänskä, Edo de Waart, and Jaap van Zweden, among others. 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). Recently signed to Warner Classics, his first release on the label – Paganini’s 24 Caprices – was released in January 2018. One of Germany’s most prestigious newspapers, Süddeutsche Zeitung, wrote about this recording: “Anyone who masters these pieces so confidently has, so to speak, reached the regions of eternal snow: he has reached the top.” His second recording for Warner Classics, the Brahms and Ligeti concertos with the Norwegian Radio Orchestra under Miguel Harth-Bedoya, followed in April 2019.

Other recent discs include live recordings of the violin concertos of Tchaikovsky and Lalo (Symphonie Espagnole) with the London Philharmonic Orchestra on the LPO label (2017), and a series of releases on the AVIE label including an album of violin concertos by Jean Sibelius and Thomas Adès (Concentric Paths), with Hannu Lintu conducting the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra (2014), which was nominated for a Gramophone Award and listed by NPR as one of their Top 10 Classical CDs of that year.

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. After winning the Gold Medal at the 2006 International Violin Competition of Indianapolis, concerto and recital appearances on many of the world’s top stages quickly followed, including Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, Chicago’s Symphony Hall, the Kennedy Center, Wigmore Hall/London, and the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam. Other distinctions include an Avery Fisher Career Grant (2009); a Borletti-Buitoni Trust Fellowship in the UK (2011); the inaugural Warner Music Prize (2015); a Grammy Award (2016); as well as an honorary doctorate from the University of Exeter in the UK (2017).

Augustin Hadelich plays the violin "Leduc, ex Szeryng" by Giuseppe Guarneri del Gesù of 1744, generously loaned by a patron through the Tarisio Trust.