The support that I received from the BBT this past year was invaluable. I am very grateful to Susan, David and Debra for their help and advice, and happy to have found such wonderful new friends. By helping the young generation of artists realise their new ideas and projects and thereby making the world of classical music richer and more innovative, the Trust is making an extraordinary contribution.Augustin Hadelich"
Augustin Hadelich has established himself as one of the most sought-after violinists of his generation. Featured on the cover of the May 2014 issue of Strings Magazine, he is also becoming a familiar figure in Europe and Asia, continuing to astonish audiences with his phenomenal technique, poetic sensitivity, and gorgeous tone. His remarkable consistency throughout the repertoire, from Paganini to Adès, is seldom encountered in a single artist.
Worldwide appearances span the globe: in the U.S., the Boston Symphony, Chicago Symphony, Cleveland Orchestra, Los Angeles Philharmonic, New York Philharmonic, Philadelphia Orchestra, Pittsburgh Symphony, and San Francisco Symphony, among others; and internationally, the BBC Philharmonic/Manchester, BBC Symphony/Barbican, Dresden Philharmonic, Helsinki Philharmonic, NHK Symphony/Tokyo, Royal Scottish National Orchestra, and the SWR/Stuttgart, to name a few.
Recent highlights include debuts with the Minnesota Orchestra, Danish National Symphony, and London Philharmonic, as well as repeat engagements with the symphonies of Baltimore, Houston, Indianapolis, Liverpool, Saint Louis, and Seattle.
Also an active recitalist and chamber musician, Augustin Hadelich's other projects include an Artist-in-Residency with the Netherlands Philharmonic, tours with both the Toronto and San Diego symphonies, and a recital debut at Wigmore Hall in London.
On the AVIE label, his first major orchestral recording, featuring the violin concertos of Jean Sibelius and Thomas Adès (Concentric Paths), was recently nominated for a Gramophone Award, as well as listed by NPR on the Top 50 CDs of 2014.
Augustin Hadelich plays on the 1723 Ex-Kiesewetter Stradivari violin, on loan from Clement and Karen Arrisen through the Stradivari Society of Chicago.
Photographs by Rosalie O'Connor
- Showcase concert at 22 Mansfield Street, London
- Profile film
- Support for LPO Live recording of Lalo Symphonie espagnole and Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto
SINGING FOR JOYAugustin Hadelich in profile Growing up on a Tuscan vineyard may be idyllic for some, but it had its limitations for a teenager with such prodigious musical talent as Augustin Hadelich. Born in rural Italy to German parents, he had complete freedom to develop his own musical voice although opportunities for training and chamber music playing were few. After a serious accident at age 15 interrupted his progress for two years, he moved to the US to study at the Juilliard School in New York where he now lives and flourishes. Energised by the pulse of the big city and the thrill of playing with orchestras such as the New York Philharmonic, the Boston Symphony and the Cleveland Orchestra, he is more than living up to his growing reputation as one of the most gifted violinists of his generation.
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