Violinist Augustin Hadelich will make his debut with the Boston Symphony Orchestra at Tanglewood on Friday, August 17, performing the Barber Violin Concerto under conductor Bramwell Tovey.
Augustin’s first appearance with the BSO is the latest in an impressive string of debuts in recent seasons, including the New York Philharmonic, Cleveland Orchestra, and Atlanta, Baltimore, Houston and Seattle Symphony Orchestras. Italian-born to German parents and now living in New York City, Augustin has embraced the Barber Concerto as one his favorites, commenting, “This is a piece that is rarely played in Europe, and I didn’t even know it before I moved to the US in 2004. I completely fell in love with it, and have played it frequently over the last few years. It’s amazing to have the opportunity to perform this quintessentially American violin concerto with one of the greatest American orchestras in their historic summer home.” A popular video of Augustin performing an excerpt of the first movement of the Barber, with the Indianapolis Symphony, can be viewed on YouTube.
In May Augustin received the presitigious Martin E. Segal from Lincoln Center, having been nominated by the New York Philharmonic and Music Director Alan Gilbert. Previous awards include the Gold Medal at the 2006 International Violin Competition of Indianapolis, an Avery Fisher Career Grant in 2009, and a Borletti-Buitoni Trust Fellowship in 2010.
Looking ahead, highlights of Augustin’s 2012-13 season include his return to the New York Philharmonic for his first sucscription concert series with the orchestra, and debuts with the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra; Dallas, New Jersey and Toronto Symphonies; National and St. Louis Symphony Orchestras; and the Stuttgart Radio Orchestra. Shortly after his BSO debut, Augustin will make his third recording for AVIE Records, a collaboration with guitarist Pablo Sainz Villegas. Previous AVIE releases are Flying Solo, featuring works by Bartók, Paganini, Ysaÿe and Zimmermann, which was chosen by The New Yorker as CD of the Week; and Echoes of Paris, a disc featuring works for violin and piano by Debussy, Poulenc, Prokofiev, and Stravinsky, which received an Editor’s Choice from Gramophone.
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Friday, August 17, 2012
8:30pm ~ Tanglewood Shed
Augustin Hadelich with the Boston Symphony Orchestra Bramwell Tovey, conductor
Barber Violin Concerto
Also on the program:
Copland Suite from Appalachian Spring
Beethoven Symphony No. 7 in A Major, Op. 92