Consistently cited in the press for his “gorgeous tone,” “poetic communication” and “fast-fingered brilliance,” Augustin Hadelich has confirmed his place in the top echelon of young violinists. After a sensational debut with the New York Philharmonic under Alan Gilbert at the Bravo! Vail Valley Festival in 2010, he was immediately re-engaged to play in Vail in 2011 and at the Caramoor Festival in New York. Hadelich makes his debut with the Boston Symphony at Tanglewood in August 2012, playing the Barber Violin Concerto.
Highlights during the 2011-12 season included debuts with the Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra (at the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam); RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra; Orchestre Philharmonique de Strasbourg; Nashville, San Diego and Aspen Chamber symphonies; and The St. Paul Chamber Orchestra. He also toured Brazil with the São Paulo State Symphony under Yan Pascal Tortelier and performed his second recital at The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, DC. New concertos that he will perform include the Adès concerto with The Chautauqua Symphony Orchestra, the Britten concerto with Alabama Symphony Orchestra and the Ligeti concerto with The St. Paul Chamber Orchestra.
In the United States, Hadelich has performed with the Cleveland Orchestra; Los Angeles Philharmonic; Pacific Symphony; Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra; and the Atlanta, Baltimore, Cincinnati, Colorado and Houston symphonies among others. Festival appearances include Aspen, Blossom, Bravo! Vail Valley, Chautauqua (where he made his American debut in 2001) and the Hollywood Bowl. Worldwide, Hadelich has performed with the Badische Staatskapelle; Deutsche Radio Philharmonie/Saarbrücken-Kaiserslautern; Dresden, Helsinki, Orchestre de Monte-Carlo and Nürnberg philharmonics; Orquesta Sinfónica Nacional de México; São Paulo State Symphony; Sttugart State Orchestra; Tokyo Symphony Orchestra; and chamber orchestras in Budapest, Cologne, Hamburg, Lucerne and Stuttgart, among others. 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, Hannu Lintu, Fabio Mechetti, Juanjo Mena, Kazushi Ono, Peter Oundjian, Christof Perick, Vasily Petrenko, Christoph Poppen, Carlos Miguel Prieto, Larry Rachleff, Stefan Sanderling, Michael Stern, Mario Venzago and Kazuki Yamada.
The 2006 Gold medalist of the International Violin Competition of Indianapolis, Hadelich recently received Lincoln Center’s Martin E. Segal Award. Other awards include an Avery Fisher Career Grant (2009) and a Borletti-Buitoni Trust Fellowship in the UK (2011).
Augustin Hadelich has recorded two CDs for Naxos: Haydn’s complete violin concertos with the Cologne Chamber Orchestra, and Telemann’s complete Fantasies for Solo Violin. For AVIE, a CD of masterworks for solo violin (including the Bartók solo sonata) was released in October 2009. A second disc for AVIE, Echoes of Paris, was released in March 2011 with pianist Robert Kulek.
Also an enthusiastic recitalist, Hadelich has appeared at The Frick Collection (New York), The Kennedy Center, the Chamber Music Society of Detroit, William Andrews Clark Memorial Library (Los Angeles), La Jolla Music Society, Kioi Hall (Tokyo), the Louvre, Philadelphia Chamber Music Society and the Vancouver Recital Society, to name a few. As chamber musician, he has been a participant at the Marlboro, Ravinia and Seattle festivals, and has collaborated with Midori at Lincoln Center’s Rose Theater.
Born in Italy in 1984, the son of German parents, Augustin Hadelich holds an 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.http://www.augustin-hadelich.com