2014/15 Winner


Augustin Hadelich


Augustin Hadelich has established himself as one of the great violinists of his generation. His phenomenal technique, poetic sensitivity, and gorgeous tone contribute to a rare mastery of repertoire ranging from Bach and Beethoven to Ligeti and Adès.

In 2015-16 Hadelich makes debuts with the Chicago Symphony, Pittsburgh Symphony, and Orpheus Chamber Orchestra at Carnegie Hall, and returns to the London Philharmonic, Philadelphia Orchestra, and the symphonies of Atlanta, Detroit, and Seattle, among others. Upcoming highlights also include a London Philharmonic recording, Bournemouth Symphony residency, a return to the Wigmore Hall and a recital tour of Germany.

Augustin Hadelich appears with the world’s leading orchestras including the New York Philharmonic, Boston Symphony, Cleveland Orchestra, Los Angeles Philharmonic, San Francisco Symphony, BBC Symphony, NHK Symphony Tokyo and the São Paulo Symphony, under such renowned conductors as Marin Alsop, Herbert Blomstedt, James Conlon, Christoph von Dohnányi, Alan Gilbert, Neville Marriner, Edo de Waart, and Jaap van Zweden. Augustin Hadelich’s festival appearances include his 2015 debuts at Ravinia and Grand Teton, and returns to Aspen and Bravo! Vail. He has also performed at Blossom, Marlboro and Tanglewood. An enthusiastic recitalist, he has performed at the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, the Louvre in Paris, Tokyo’s Kioi Hall, Washington’s Kennedy Center, and Carnegie Hall, where last season he premiered David Lang’s mystery sonatas.

Hadelich’s recording of the Sibelius and Thomas Adès concertos with the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic and Hannu Lintu was nominated for a Gramophone Award and named one of NPR’s “Best of 2014.” His Avie discography also comprises several solo and duo discs, as well as his most recent recording with the Norwegian Radio Orchestra and Miguel Harth-Bedoya pairing the Mendelssohn Concerto with Bartok’s Second. A recording of Dutilleux’s Violin Concerto, with Ludovic Morlot and the Seattle Symphony, was released in August of 2015.

Gold Medalist at the 2006 International Violin Competition of Indianapolis, Hadelich is the recipient of an Avery Fisher Career Grant, a Borletti-Buitoni Trust Fellowship, and Lincoln Center’s Martin E. Segal Award. He plays on the 1723 “Ex-Kiesewetter” Stradivari violin.

The son of German parents, Mr. Hadelich was born and raised in Italy. A resident of New York City since 2004 and now an American citizen, he holds an Artist Diploma from The Juilliard School, where he was a student of Joel Smirnoff.