Violinist Augustin Hadelich was born to German parents in Italy in 1984. He made his United States debut in 2001 at the Chautauqua Festival, and holds an artist diploma from the Juilliard School, where he studied under Joel Smirnoff. In 2006, Mr. Hadelich won the gold medal at the International Violin Competition of Indianapolis. He has performed with the Cleveland Orchestra, the Los Angeles Philharmonic, and the Baltimore, Cincinnati, San Diego, Seattle, Pacific, and Vancouver symphonies, among others. His festival appearances include Aspen, Blossom, Bravo! Vail Valley, and the Hollywood Bowl. Also an enthusiastic recitalist, Mr. Hadelich has performed at venues including Carnegie Hall, the Frick Collection, the Kennedy Center, the Chamber Music Society of Detroit, Tokyo’s Kioi Hall, the Louvre, the Philadelphia Chamber Music Society, and the Vancouver Recital Society. As a chamber music artist, he has been a participant at the La Jolla, Marlboro, Ravinia, and Seattle festivals, and has collaborated with Midori at Lincoln Center’s Rose Theater.
Mr. Hadelich’s recent highlights include his debut with the Boston Symphony Orchestra at Tanglewood last August, playing the Barber Violin Concerto, and his debut with the New York Philharmonic at Lincoln Center, playing Lalo’s Symphonie espagnole. This season, Mr. Hadelich makes his debut with the Buffalo Philharmonic, the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, and the National, Dallas, New Jersey, Saint Louis, and Toronto symphonies. He returns to the Colorado, Houston, and Jacksonville symphonies, and to the New York Philharmonic at Vail this summer. International engagements include the BBC Philharmonic, SWR Orchestra/Stuttgart, and the Tampere Philharmonic. He makes his San Francisco Symphony debut with these performances.
Mr. Hadelich has recorded two albums for Avie: Flying Solo, a CD of masterworks for solo violin (including the Bartók solo sonata), and Echoes of Paris, which features French and Russian repertory influenced by Parisian culture in the early twentieth century. For Naxos, he has recorded Haydn’s complete violin concertos with the Cologne Chamber Orchestra and Telemann’s complete fantasies for solo violin. A new CD, Histoire du Tango, was released this spring. Mr. Hadelich has received honors including an Avery Fisher Career Grant (2009), a Borletti-Buitoni Trust Fellowship in the UK (2011), and Lincoln Center’s Martin E. Segal Award (2012). He plays the 1723 “Ex-Kiesewetter” Stradivari violin, on loan from Clement and Karen Arrison through the generous efforts of the Stradivari Society.