Augustin Hadelich was named Musical America’s 2018 Instrumentalist of the Year. In the 2019–20 season he will appear with more than 25 North American orchestras, including the New York Philharmonic; The Cleveland Orchestra; Minnesota Orchestra; and the Boston, Montreal, Cincinnati, Pittsburgh, Toronto, Houston, Oregon, and Seattle symphony orchestras. International highlights include performances with London’s Philharmonia Orchestra, NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchestra, Danish National Symphony, Oslo Philharmonic, Finnish Radio Orchestra, and Hong Kong Philharmonic. He is also a frequent guest artist with major orchestras in the Far East, South America, Mexico, New Zealand, and Australia.
Augustin Hadelich is the winner of a 2016 Grammy Award 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, Mr. Hadelich’s first recording on the label, Paganini’s 24 Caprices, was released in January 2018. His second recording for Warner Classics, the Brahms Violin Concerto (with Mr. Hadelich’s own cadenza) and the Ligeti Concerto (with the cadenza by Thomas Adès), followed in 2019.
Born in Italy to German parents, Augustin Hadelich is now an American citizen. 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. Other distinctions include an Avery Fisher Career Grant (2009); a Borletti-Buitoni Trust Fellowship in the UK (2011); the inaugural Warner Music Prize (2015); and an honorary doctorate from the University of Exeter (2017).
Mr. Hadelich plays the 1723 “Ex-Kiesewetter” Stradivari violin, on loan from Clement and Karen Arrison through the Stradivari Society of Chicago.