Augustin Hadelich

credit Suxiao Yang

Augustin Hadelich is recognized worldwide as one of the great violinists of our time. Often referred to by colleagues as a "musician's musician," he will make his debut with the Berlin Philharmonic this coming October, collaborating with conductor Gustavo Gimeno in a performance of Prokofiev’s Violin Concerto No. 2.

Mr. Hadelich has appeared numerous times with all of North America's leading orchestras: these include the symphony orchestras of Boston, Cleveland, New York, Philadelphia, Montréal, Cincinnati, Pittsburgh, San Francisco, Minnesota, Houston, Indianapolis, Oregon, Seattle, Toronto, and numerous others. Along with a much-acclaimed debut with the Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra and a tour of Spain's Basque country this past fall, his worldwide appearances include the London Philharmonia, Danish National Symphony, Finnish Radio Orchestra, Bavarian Radio Orchestra, NDR Elbphilharmonie/Hamburg (where he has been named Associate Artist), Dresden Philharmonic, and the WDR/Cologne, in addition to major orchestras in the Far East, South America, New Zealand, and Australia.

Augustin Hadelich is the winner of a 2016 Grammy Award for his recording of Dutilleux’s Violin Concerto, L’Arbre des songes, with the Seattle Symphony conducted by Ludovic Morlot (Seattle Symphony MEDIA). A Warner Classics artist, his most recent release is a double CD of the Six Solo Sonatas and Partitas of Johann Sebastian Bach. One of Germany’s most prestigious newspapers, the Süddeutsche Zeitung, boldly states: “Augustin Hadelich is one of the most exciting violinists in the world. This album is a total success.” Other CDs for Warner Classics include Paganini’s 24 Caprices (2018); the Brahms and Ligeti (cadenza, Thomas Adès) concertos (2019); and Bohemian Tales, which was also nominated for a Grammy Award (2020).

Born in Italy, the son of German parents, Augustin Hadelich is now an American citizen. 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. Other distinctions include an Avery Fisher Career Grant (2009); a Borletti-Buitoni Trust Fellowship in the UK (2011); the inaugural Warner Music Prize (2015); an honorary doctorate from the University of Exeter in the UK (2017); and the “2018 Instrumentalist of the Year,” awarded by Musical America.

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


As of August 2021