Augustin Hadelich

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Augustin Hadelich


Augustin Hadelich is considered “one of the best violinists in the world” (Neue Zürcher Zeitung am Sonntag). His playing combines virtues that are rarely found side by side: the magical intensity of the legendary string players of times gone by is blended with virtuosic perfection, and an artistic attitude fundamentally focused not on the instrument, but on the composition and its style. With his repertoire ranging from the Baroque to the present day, Hadelich is also a media-savvy communicator, whose video tutorials on topics related to violin playing (“Ask Augustin”) are proving extremely popular. 

Hadelich’s present standing is the result of a development that has been as continuous as it has been consistent over many years. After winning the International Violin Competition of Indianapolis in 2006, and initially being celebrated mainly in the US, the violinist (raised in Italy) has in recent years made his debut at all the major European festivals and established himself as one of the most sought-after soloists worldwide. 

In 2016, Hadelich won a Grammy Award for his recording of Henri Dutilleux’s violin concerto L’Arbre des songes. Among his numerous recordings–since 2018 as an exclusive artist with Warner Classics–his interpretation of Johann Sebastian Bach’s Sonatas and Partitas for Solo Violin (2021) stands out, having received a unanimously rapturous press response. His most recent release, Recuerdos, is dedicated to moments inspired by Spain in concertante works by Britten, Prokofiev, and Sarasate.  

In 2021, Augustin Hadelich was appointed to the faculty of the Yale School of Music and, in addition to his international career, continues to give masterclasses, including Aspen Music Festival, Curtis Institute of Music, University of Music and Performing Arts Munich, and the Kronberg Academy in Germany. 

Augustin Hadelich plays a 1744 violin by Giuseppe Guarneri del Gesù, known as Leduc, ex Szeryng, on loan from the Tarisio Trust.