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

Augustin Hadelich - Press

Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto and Lalo Symphonie espagnole on LPO LIVE

“While his fireworks are terrific, it is his eloquent playing of the lyrical sections that makes Hadelich’s account of this warhorse [Tchaikovsky] stand out from the crowd. … If you are interested in an up-to-date recording of Lalo’s Symphonie espagnole and want one of the finest accounts in my opinion of the Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto, then you need look no further.”
Leslie Wright, Music Web International, March 2017

“The first movement [Tchaikovsky] highlights the lyrical cantabile qualities of his playing, with superfine pianissimos in what feels a slightly ruminative cadenza… Hadelich’s mood is rather introverted, lending a tender fragility to his soliloquies… his Lalo (recorded a year earlier) bursts with character. There is plenty of beef here, both in the violin tone and in the LPO’s partnering, Omer Meir Wellber drawing out Spanish fire and stamping heels from this colourful – and strangely neglected – score.”
Mark Pullinger, Gramophone, March 2017

“There is no doubt the pairing of these pieces has been carefully considered; the influence of Lalo’s fresh and unassumingly simple approach can be heard in Tchaikovsky’s Concerto, and Hadelich brings out the range of emotions across both pieces.”
John Suchet, Classic FM, March 2017