October 17, 2017
Augustin Hadelich
Augustin Hadelich
Paul Glickman

Augustin Hadelich has been named Musical America’s 2018 Instrumentalist of the Year, it was announced today by the pre-eminent performing arts resource. The announcement precedes the December publication of the 2018 Musical America International Directory of the Performing Arts which will pay homage to Augustin and his fellow-award winners in its editorial pages.

In his tribute article for the 2018 Musical America Directory, Bruce Hodges praises Augustin’s “lyrical, singing style” and “unambiguously emotional style, abetted by the lyrical, singing quality of his “Ex-Kiesewetter” Stradivari from 1723 [that] affords audiences exalted performances from Mozart to the moderns.”

The Musical America honor is the latest in an impressive list of awards received by Augustin. In 2006, he was the Gold Medalist of the International Violin Competition of Indianapolis, and since then has been the recipient of an Avery Fisher Career Grant (2009), a Borletti-Buitoni Trust Fellowship (2011), and Lincoln Center’s Martin E. Segal Award (2012). In 2015, Augustin was the inaugural winner of the Warner Music Prize, and in 2016 won a Grammy Award for his recording of Henri Dutilleux’s violin concerto “L’Arbre Des Songes” (The Tree of Dreams) with the Seattle Symphony and music director Ludovic Morlot (Seattle Symphony Media).

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, San Francisco 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, Frankfurt and Stuttgart. His repertoire is vast, ranging from Paganini to Ligeti, Beethoven to Bartók, Bach to Tchaikovsky.

In addition to the Dutilleux, Augustin’s discography includes 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’s LPO Live 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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For further information about Augustin Hadelich, please visit www.augustin-hadelich.com

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