Augustin Hadelich
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Member Since: September 16, 2006
Last Visit:March 28, 2013

Augustin Hadelich

With his poetic style and dazzling technique, Augustin Hadelich has established himself as a rising star among the new generation of violinists. Winner of the 2009 Avery Fisher Career Grant and gold medalist of the 2006 International Violin Competition of Indianapolis, his versatility across the entire spectrum of the violin repertory is astounding.

Career highlights include Mr. Hadelich’s sensational 2010 debut with the New York Philharmonic under Alan Gilbert at the Bravo! Vail Valley Festival playing the Mendelssohn concerto. About the performance, the Denver Post wrote:
“[Mr. Hadelich] wowed the capacity audience…with his self-assured, technically fluent and musically sensitive approach. And when he breezily performed Paganini’s Caprice No. 17 as an encore, he easily confirmed his place on the shortlist of today’s top violin virtuosos…” Other highlights this season include re-engagements with both the Cleveland Orchestra and the Los Angeles Philharmonic, as well as debuts with the symphonies of Atlanta, Baltimore, Cincinnati, Phoenix, Seattle, Utah and Vancouver.

Augustin Hadelich made three Carnegie Hall appearances in 2008: his orchestral debut in January, performing the Brahms Double Concerto under Miguel Harth-Bedoya with cellist Alban Gerhardt and the Fort Worth Symphony; his highly successful recital debut in March; and a performance of Mozart’s Violin Concerto No. 5 with the New York String Orchestra under Jaime Laredo on Christmas Eve. Other orchestral engagements include the symphonies of Alabama, Colorado, Columbus, Fort Worth, Indianapolis, Houston, Jacksonville, Kansas City, Louisville, New Orleans, Santa Barbara and Syracuse, as well as the Pacific Symphony, Rochester Philharmonic and the IRIS Chamber Orchestra in Memphis. Festival appearances include Blossom, Bravo! Vail Valley and Chautauqua, where he made his American orchestral debut in 2001.

Outside the United States, Mr. Hadelich has performed with the Deutsche Radio Philharmonie Saarbrücken-Kaiserslautern, Dresden Philharmonic, Helsinki Philharmonic, Orchestre Philharmonique de Monte-Carlo, Nürnberg Philharmonic, Orquesta Sinfónica Nacional de México, Orquestra Sinfônica do Estado de São Paulo, Staatsorchester Stuttgart, Tokyo Symphony, and chamber orchestras in Budapest, Cologne, Hamburg and Lucerne. He has collaborated with such renowned conductors as Kazuyoshi Akiyama, Lionel Bringuier, Justin Brown, Alan Gilbert, Hans Graf, Giancarlo Guerrero, Miguel Harth-Bedoya, Günther Herbig, Yakov Kreizberg, Hannu Lintu, Christof Perick, Christoph Poppen, Carlos Miguel Prieto, Larry Rachleff, Stefan Sanderling, Gerard Schwarz, Michael Stern and Mario Venzago.

Mr. Hadelich has recorded two highly acclaimed CDs for Naxos: Haydn’s complete violin concerti with the Cologne Chamber Orchestra, and Telemann’s complete Fantasies for Solo Violin. A CD of masterworks for solo violin (including the Bartók solo sonata) was released by AVIE in October 2009. In the words of the Sunday Times (London), “Now in his mid-twenties, Augustin Hadelich is fast emerging as a significant talent. This recital of music for unaccompanied solo violin, however, is a step beyond…he is both a virtuoso violinist and a deeply thoughtful one.” A second disc for AVIE will be released in 2011. Among his ongoing projects are numerous videos exploring the relationship between visual media and recorded sound, which have been enthusiastically received on his YouTube channel:

Also an enthusiastic recitalist, Mr. Hadelich has appeared at the Frick Collection (New York), the Walter Reade Theater at Lincoln Center, Kennedy Center, the Chamber Music Society of Detroit, Clark Memorial Library (Los Angeles), La Jolla Music Society, Kioi Hall (Tokyo) and the Louvre, among others. As chamber musician, he has been a participant at the Marlboro, Ravinia, and Seattle festivals, in addition to a collaboration with Midori at Lincoln Center’s Rose Theater.

Born in Italy in 1984, the son of German parents, Augustin Hadelich holds a graduate diploma and artist diploma from The Juilliard School, where he was a student of Joel Smirnoff. He plays on the 1723 “Ex-Kiesewetter” Stradivari violin, on loan from Clement and Karen Arrison through the generous efforts of the Stradivari Society.