Ravishing tone, the finest bow arm, a technique far beyond all norms, a sensual and transparent sound, deep insight into each work – this is Augustin Hadelich, one of the greatest violinists of our time.
As a soloist he appears with top international orchestras such as the Vienna Philharmonic, the Berlin Philharmonic, the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, London Philharmonic Orchestra, the Concertgebouw Orchestra, the Orchestre National de France, Boston Symphony, the Cleveland Orchestra, Los Angeles Philharmonic, New York Philharmonic, the Philadelphia Orchestra, San Francisco Symphony, Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra and the NHK Symphony Orchestra.
Augustin Hadelich, now both an American and German citizen, was born in Italy in 1984 to German parents. He studied with Joel Smirnoff at New York’s Juilliard School. His current standing is the result of a development that is as continuous as it is consistent. Celebrated at the beginning of his career mainly in the USA after winning the International Violin Competition in Indianapolis in 2006, he has since made debuts at all the major festivals in Europe and is now one of the world’s most sought-after soloists.
In 2016, Hadelich was awarded a Grammy Award for his recording of Henri Dutilleux’s violin concerto «L’Arbre des songes». Since 2018 he has been an exclusive artist of Warner Classics. Standing out among numerous recordings is his interpretation of Johann Sebastian Bach’s Sonatas and Partitas for Solo Violin (2021), which received an unanimously enthusiastic response from the press. «Recuerdos», the most recent release, is dedicated to moments inspired by Spain in concertante works by Britten, Prokofiev and Sarasate.
Not only a passionate performer, he is an equally committed teacher, and was appointed to the faculty of the Yale School of Music as professor in 2021.
Augustin Hadelich plays the «Leduc, ex Szeryng» violin by Giuseppe Guarneri del Gesù from 1744, on loan from the Tarisio Trust.