Violinist Augustin Hadelich, a frequent visitor to various Los Angeles venues, returns to the City of Angels in October to make his debut with the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra. He will perform the Beethoven Concerto on October 6 and 7, 2012, under the baton of LACO Music Director Jeffrey Kahane.
The Beethoven is among Augustin’s most frequently played concertos. Performing the work with the Seattle Symphony in 2010, the then 26-year-old gave a “stirring performance,” according to the Seattle Times. The audience “leapt to its collective feet in vociferous applause … [he] deserved the cheers. He plays with imagination and taste. His technique is secure, his tone ample and lustrous, especially at the top of the instrument's range, and he brought infectious rhythmic zest to the finale … this was a reading that combined good classical style with compelling romantic warmth.”
Augustin has become a familiar face to Los Angeles audiences, performing twice with the Los Angeles Philharmonic at the Hollywood Bowl, and in recital regularly at UCLA’s Clark Library. His performance with the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra opens a 2012-13 season of important debuts, including his first subscription concert series with the New York Philharmonic; the Dallas, New Jersey, Saint Louis and Toronto symphonies; the National Symphony Orchestra; and the Stuttgart Radio Orchestra. This past summer he made his debut with the Boston Symphony Orchestra at Tanglewood performing the Barber Violin Concerto.
Winner of numerous awards, this year Augustin received the prestigious Martin E. Segal Award from Lincoln Center. 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.
Mr. Hadelich has recorded two CDs for AVIE: 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. For Naxos, he has recorded Haydn’s complete violin concerti with the Cologne Chamber Orchestra and Telemann’s complete Fantasies for Solo Violin.
Born in Italy in 1984, the son of German parents, Augustin Hadelich holds an artist diploma from The Juilliard School, where he was a student of Joel Smirnoff. He plays on the 1723 “Ex-Kiesewetter” Stradivari violin, on loan from Clement and Karen Arrison through the generous efforts of the Stradivari Society.
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Beethoven Violin Concerto in D major, Op. 61
Also on the program:
Ravel Piano Concerto in G major
Andrew Norman The Great Swiftness (West Coast premiere)
James Matheson True South (West Coast premiere)
Saturday, October 6 – 8:00 pm
Sunday, October 7 – 7:00 pm
Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra
Jeffrey Kahane, conductor