September 21, 2017
Augustin Hadelich
Augustin Hadelich
Luca Valenta

Grammy Award-winning violinist Augustin Hadelich returns to the San Francisco Symphony on October 6, 7 and 8, 2017, performing Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto with Polish conductor Krzysztof Urbański at Davies Symphony Hall.

Augustin made his debut with the San Francisco Symphony in 2013, performing Beethoven’s Violin Concerto under the orchestra’s Conductor Laureate, Herbert Blomstedt. For his return he reunites with Urbański following a 2016 collaboration with the Los Angeles Philharmonic, in which Augustin gave a “stylish, riveting performance” of Mozart’s Violin Concerto No. 5 “Turkish”, according to the Los Angeles Times, continuing, “Hadelich's lean, burnished tone was supremely graceful and communicative.”

Augustin’s performance of Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto with the San Francisco Symphony promises to be a thoughtful and original interpretation. His Billboard-charting recording for the AVIE label is an “impeccable … exemplary performance” (New York Times) in which “one hears subtle, poetic touches (Philadelphia Inquirer).

Augustin will return to the Bay Area in January 2018, on tour with the Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra and Music Director David Robertson, performing Britten’s Violin Concerto at the Mondavi Center at UC Davis (January 17) and in Stanford’s Bing Concert Hall (January 19).

In addition to his SFS debut, he has previously appeared in San Francisco in recital in March 2017 at the Herbst Theater, giving a performance that “left no doubt that he’s a violinist of the first order, boasting iron technique and probing intellectual fervor” (San Francisco Chronicle).

One of today’s most admired violinists, Augustin enjoys repeat performances with every major orchestra in North America. This season he returns to the symphony orchestras of Boston, Houston, Minnesota, Pittsburgh, Portland, Saint Louis and Seattle, among others. Overseas Augustin has recently performed with the BBC and London Philharmonic Orchestras, Danish National Orchestra, NHK Symphony (Tokyo), Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra and Salzburg Mozarteum, as well as with the radio orchestras of Cologne and Frankfurt. His repertoire is vast, ranging from Ligeti to Paganini, Beethoven to Bartók, Bach to Tchaikovsky.

Augustin’s discography includes the Grammy Award-winning violin concerto by Henri Dutilleux, “L’Arbre Des Songes” (The Tree of Dreams) with the Seattle Symphony and music director Ludovic Morlot (Seattle Symphony Media), and two Gramophone Award-nominated recordings: “Concentric Paths” by Thomas Adès coupled with the Sibelius Violin Concerto (AVIE Records), and the 2017 release of live recordings of concertos by Tchaikovsky and Lalo (“Symphonie Espagnole”) on the London Philharmonic label. His upcoming recording of Paganini’s 24 Caprices for Warner Classics is scheduled for release in January 2018.

Augustin plays on the 1723 “Ex-Kiesewetter” Stradivari violin, on loan from Clement and Karen Arrison through the Stradivari Society of Chicago.

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Friday, October 6, 2017 – 8:00 pm
Saturday, October 7, 2017 – 8:00 pm
Sunday, October 8, 2017 – 2:00 pm

Davies Symphony Hall
201 Van Ness Ave
San Francisco, CA 94102

Augustin Hadelich violin
San Francisco Symphony
Krzysztof Urbański conductor

Felix Mendelssohn (1809 – 1847) Violin Concerto in E minor, Op. 64
Also on the program:
Krzysztof Penderecki (b. 1933) Threnody for the Victims of Hiroshima
Dmitri Shostakovich (1906 – 1975) Symphony No. 10

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