Augustin Hadelich has firmly established himself as one of today’s great violinists. Showcasing a wide-ranging and adventurous repertoire, he is consistently cited for his phenomenal technique, soulful approach, and beauty of tone. Highlights of his 2019–20 season include his The Cleveland Orchestra debut at Severance Hall, as well as returns to the Boston Symphony Orchestra, New York Philharmonic, the Los Angeles Philharmonic at the Hollywood Bowl, and the Detroit, Houston, Minnesota, Montréal, Pittsburgh, and Seattle symphony orchestras.
His recent international performances include a stunning debut with the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra in Munich, the BBC Philharmonic (Manchester), BBC Symphony Orchestra (London), Amsterdam’s Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Danish National Symphony, Finnish Radio Orchestra, Hong Kong Philharmonic, London Philharmonic Orchestra, Mozarteum Orchestra (Salzburg), Netherlands Philharmonic, Norwegian Radio Orchestra, NHK Symphony (Tokyo), Royal Scottish National Orchestra, São Paulo Symphony, and Seoul Philharmonic, as well as the Cologne, Frankfurt, Saarbrücken, and Stuttgart radio orchestras and a tour of New Zealand with Edo de Waart.
An active recording artist, in addition to his Grammy Award–winning CD of Dutilleux’s L’Arbre des songes, he has also recorded concerts by Thomas Adès, Mendelssohn, Sibelius, and Tchaikovsky as well as Bartók’s Concerto No. 2 and Lalo’s Symphonie espagnole. A disc of the Brahms Violin Concerto (featuring Mr. Hadelich’s own cadenza) and the Ligeti Concerto (with Thomas Adès’s cadenza) will be released in the near future.
Augustin Hadelich’s career took off when he won the Gold Medal at the 2006 International Violin Competition of Indianapolis. He has since garnered an impressive list of honors, including a Borletti-Buitoni Trust Fellowship in the UK (2011), the inaugural Warner Music Prize (2015), and Musical America’s Instrumentalist of the Year in 2018.
Mr. Hadelich plays the 1723 “Ex-Kiesewetter” Stradivari violin, on loan from Clement and Karen Arrison through the Stradivari Society of Chicago.