Augustin Hadelich


August 20 and 21

“The essence of Hadelich’s playing is beauty: reveling in the myriad ways of making a phrase come alive…”
–Washington Post

One of the great violinists of our time, Augustin Hadelich is known for phenomenal technique, insightful and persuasive interpretations, and ravishing tone. He tours extensively and has performed with major orchestras worldwide. His 2022-23 season included appearances with the symphonies of Boston, Philadelphia, Atlanta, Baltimore, Cincinnati, Detroit, Houston, Pittsburgh, Seattle, and Toronto. He performed with many orchestras abroad, including Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks, Berlin Philharmoniker, London Philharmonic Orchestra, Danish National Symphony Orchestra, and Sydney Symphony Orchestra. As last summer’s Artist-in-Residence of the WDR Sinfonieorchester Köln, he toured with the orchestra to London, Hamburg, Amsterdam, and Bonn. He also returned to the NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchestra in Hamburg as its Associate Artist and performed on tour with the Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra and Orchestre symphonique de Montréal. In June of this year, he joined the Lucerne Symphony Orchestra on a concert tour to South Korea.

Mr. Hadelich won a Grammy Award in 2016 for his recording of Dutilleux’s Violin Concerto, L’Arbre des songes, with the Seattle Symphony. His most recent release is Recuerdos, a Spanish-themed album featuring works by Sarasate, Tarrega, Prokofiev, and Britten with the WDR Sinfonieorchester Köln. Other albums include a recording of Paganini’s 24 Caprices (2018), the Brahms and Ligeti violin concertos with the Norwegian Radio Orchestra (2019), and the album Bohemian Tales (2020), which earned him a Grammy nomination.

Mr. Hadelich was born in Italy to German parents. He studied at New York’s Juilliard School and won the 2006 International Violin Competition in Indianapolis. His other distinctions include an Avery Fisher Career Grant and an honorary doctorate from the University of Exeter in the UK. He is on the violin faculty of the Yale School of Music.