Honorary graduates 2017
Augustin Hadelich (DMus)
Saturday 16 December 2017 11:30am
Grammy award-winning Augustin Hadelich has established himself as one of the leading violinists of today. He has performed with every major orchestra in the United States, as well as many in the UK, Europe and Far East.
This coming season he will return to the Boston Symphony, playing the Ligeti Concerto with Thomas Adès on the podium. For this performance, Augustin will play the U.S. premiere of Adès's new cadenza for the concerto. Additional highlights include performances with the symphony orchestras of Atlanta, Detroit, San Francisco, and Seattle, and performances with the Polish National Radio Orchestra, Lahti Symphony, Munich Chamber Orchestra, The Hallé Orchestra, and the Orquesta Sinfónica de Castilla y León.
Augustin made his debut at the BBC Proms last year. Other recent international appearances include the Concertgebouw Orchestra Amsterdam, Danish National Orchestra, Hong Kong Philharmonic, NHK Symphony/Tokyo, Seoul Philharmonic, and the radio orchestras of Cologne and Frankfurt. Augustin was the Artist in Residence with the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, playing at the University of Exeter during his residency in February 2016.
His career took off when he was named Gold Medalist at the 2006 International Violin Competition of Indianapolis. His numerous other distinctions include Lincoln Center's Martin E. Segal Award, the inaugural Warner Music Prize and a 2016 Grammy Award for his recording of Dutilleux's Violin Concerto, L'arbre des songes, with the Seattle Symphony under Ludovic Morlot. His next CD recording to be released will be of the complete Paganini Caprices for Warner Classics. Augustin plays the 1723 "Ex-Kiesewetter" Stradivari violin, on loan from Clement and Karen Arrison through the Stradivari Society of Chicago.