Augustin Hadelich wins 2016 Grammy for Best Classical Instrumental Solo

February 15, 2016, 5:27 PM · Congratulations to violinist Augustin Hadelich, who has won his first Grammy award today for Best Classical Instrumental Solo, for his performance of Dutilleux's Violin Concerto, "Larbre des songes," with Ludovic Morlot and Seattle Symphony!

Augustin Hadelich - Dutilleux
Augustin Hadelich.

Hadelich has performed on stages across the world, with top orchestras such as the New York Philharmonic, Philadelphia Orchestra, Cleveland Orchestra and Los Angeles Philharmonic. Besides his Grammy-winning recording, other of his numerous recordings include the Sibelius and Ades: Violin Concertos (nominated for a Gramophone Award); Bartok 2 and Mendelssohn Violin Concertos; Histoire Du Tango; and Flying Solo.

Recent recipient of the inaugural Warner Music Prize, Hadelich was the Gold Medalist at the 2006 International Violin Competition of Indianapolis, and other awards include an Avery Fisher Career Grant, a Borletti-Buitoni Trust Fellowship, and Lincoln Center’s Martin E. Segal Award.

Born in Italy to German parents, Hadelich now resides in New York City. He plays the 1723 “Ex-Kiesewetter” Stradivari violin, on loan from Clement and Karen Arrison through the Stradivari Society of Chicago.

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Here Augustin Hadelich performs the fourth movement ("Large et animé") from Dutilleux's Violin Concerto, "Larbre des songes." From the recording which received a 2016 Grammy:

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February 16, 2016 at 01:24 PM · Awesome! Congratulations to to Augustin! The posted recording excerpt sounds great!

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