Augustin Hadelich

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Augustin Hadelich


Augustin Hadelich is one of the great violinists of our time. From Bach to Brahms, from Bartók to Adès, he has mastered a wide-ranging and adventurous repertoire. Often referred to by colleagues as a musician's musician, he is consistently cited worldwide for his phenomenal technique, soulful approach, and insightful interpretations. 

Hadelich’s 2020-2021 season culminated in performances of the Brahms Violin Concerto with the San Francisco Symphony, conducted by Esa-Pekka Salonen. These were the first performances played by the full ensemble to a live audience in Davies Hall in 15 months. Hadelich’s 2021-2022 season started off with a three-concert stunning debut with the Berlin Philharmonic (Prokofiev’s Violin Concerto No. 2). Shortly thereafter, came the European premiere of a new violin concerto written for him by Irish composer, Donnacha Dennehy. 

Hadelich has appeared with every major orchestra in North and South America, including the Boston Symphony, Chicago Symphony, ClevelandOrchestra, Los Angeles Philharmonic, New York Philharmonic, Philadelphia Orchestra, San Francisco Symphony, L’Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal, and the Symphony Orchestra of São Paulo (OSESP) in Brazil. During the current season he will play numerous return engagements in the U.S., as well as a return engagement at Carnegie Hall with the Orchestra of St. Luke’s. 

Beyond the Americas, Hadelich has created an impressive presence on multiple continents. Recent appearances include the Berlin Philharmonic, Bavarian Radio Orchestra/Munich, Leipzig Gewandhaus, Hamburg Elbphilharmonie, Royal Concertgebouw, London Philharmonic, Danish National, and the radio orchestras of Finland, Stuttgart, and Cologne, as well as the Hong Kong Philharmonic, Seoul Philharmonic, NHK Symphony/Tokyo, and the New Zealand Symphony, among many others. 

Hadelich is the winner of a 2016 Grammy Award – “Best Classical Instrumental Solo” – for his recording with the Seattle Symphony of Dutilleux’s Violin Concerto, L’Arbre des songes. A Warner Classics Artist, his most recent release is a Grammy Award-nominated double CD of the Six Solo Sonatas and Partitas of Johann Sebastian Bach. 

Born in Italy, the son of German parents, Hadelich is now an American citizen. He holds an Artist Diploma from The Juilliard School, where he was a student of Joel Smirnoff. After winning the Gold Medal at the 2006 International Violin Competition of Indianapolis, concerto, and recital appearances on many of the world’s top stages quickly followed. He has recently been appointed to the violin faculty of the Yale School of Music at Yale University. 

Hadelich plays the violin "Leduc, ex-Szeryng" by Giuseppe Guarneri del Gesù of 1744, generously loaned by a patron through the Tarisio Trust.