Borletti-Buitoni Trust
BBT Artists Rewarding Musical Excellence
Augustin Hadelich
BBT Fellowship 2011

Augustin Hadelich - Biography

Augustin Hadelich received support from BBT between 2011 and 2017. For latest information go to

Augustin Hadelich has firmly established himself as one of the great violinists of today. Showcasing a wide-ranging and adventurous repertoire, he is consistently cited for his phenomenal technique, soulful approach, and beauty of tone. He has performed with every major orchestra in North America, as well as an ever-growing number of orchestras around the world, including the Bavarian Radio Symphony, Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Danish National Orchestra, Finnish Radio Symphony, Hong Kong Philharmonic, London Philharmonic, NHK Symphony (Tokyo), Norwegian Radio, Rotterdam Philharmonic, Seoul Philharmonic, and the Radio Orchestras of Frankfurt, Saarbrücken, Stuttgart and Cologne.

Augustin Hadelich is the winner of a 2016 Grammy Award for his recording of Dutilleux’s Violin Concerto with the Seattle Symphony and Ludovic Morlot. Other releases include Paganini’s 24 Caprices for Warner Classics, Tchaikovsky and Lalo Concertos with the London Philharmonic Orchestra (LPO Live), Sibelius and Adès Concertos with the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra and Hannu Lintu (AVIE), which was nominated for a Gramophone Award, and Mendelssohn and Bartók Concertos with the Norwegian Radio Orchestra and Miguel Harth-Bedoya (AVIE).

Augustin Hadelich’s career took off when he won the Gold Medal at the 2006 International Violin Competition of Indianapolis. Since then, he has garnered an impressive list of honors, including a Borletti-Buitoni Trust Fellowship in the UK (2011); the inaugural Warner Music Prize (2015); and Musical America’s “2018 Instrumentalist of the Year.”

Augustin Hadelich plays the 1723 Ex-Kiesewetter Stradivari violin, on loan from Clement and Karen Arrison through the Stradivari Society of Chicago.

Last updated: October 2018

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

Photographs by Rosalie O'Connor / Luca Valentina / Suziao Yang