Augustin Hadelich, Chamber Music at the Clark

Sunday, April 23, 2023
2:00 pm PDT – 4:00 pm PDT

William Andrews Clark Memorial Library
2520 Cimarron Street

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Johann Sebastian Bach (1685–1750)
Partita for Violin No. 3 in E Major, BMV 1006

I. Preludio
II. Loure
III. Gavotte en Rondeau
IV. Menuets (I and II)
V. Bourrée
VI. Gigue

Coleridge-Taylor Perkinson (1932–2004)
Blue/s Forms

I. Plain Blue/s
II. Just Blue/s
III. Jettin’ Blue/s

Eugène Ysaÿe (1858–1931)
Violin Sonata in A Minor, op. 27 no. 2, “Jacques Thibaud”

I. Obsession–Prelude: Poco vivace
II. Malinconia–Poco lento
III. Danse des ombres–Sarabande (Lento)
IV. Les Furies – Allegro furioso


Johann Sebastian Bach (1685–1750)
Partita for Violin No. 2 in D Minor, BMV 1004

I. Allemanda
II. Corrente
III. Sarabanda
IV. Giga
V. Ciaccona

Augustin Hadelich is one of the great violinists of our time. Often referred to by colleagues as a musician’s musician, he is consistently cited worldwide for his phenomenal technique, soulful approach, and insightful interpretations.

Highlights of Mr. Hadelich’s 2022/23 season include return engagements with The Philadelphia Orchestra and the Boston Symphony, as well as the U.S. premiere of a new violin concerto written for him by Irish composer, Donnacha Dennehy, to be performed by the Oregon Symphony this fall. Highlights abroad are residencies with the Seoul Philharmonic and notably the WDR/Cologne, which includes many major festivals, as well as the Proms/London. He is scheduled to be Artist-in-Residence at the Konzerthaus Berlin in 2023/24, in addition to several extensive tours in Europe over the next two seasons. He will make his debut with the Sydney Symphony in Australia this fall.

Augustin Hadelich has appeared with every major orchestra in North and South America, including the Boston Symphony, Chicago Symphony, Cleveland Orchestra, Los Angeles Philharmonic, New York Philharmonic, Philadelphia Orchestra, San Francisco Symphony, L’Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal, and the Symphony Orchestra of São Paulo (OSESP) in Brazil, among many others.

Beyond the Americas, Mr. Hadelich has created an impressive presence on multiple continents. Recent appearances in Europe, the UK, and Scandinavia, include the Berlin Philharmonic, Bavarian Radio Orchestra/Munich, Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra, Hamburg Elbphilharmonie, Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Salzburg Mozarteum Orchester, London Philharmonic, Danish National Symphony, Warsaw Philharmonic, the radio orchestras of Finland, Frankfurt, Saarbrücken, Stuttgart, and Cologne, as well as numerous recitals, and a tour with the Orchestre National de France. Beyond Europe, he has also performed with the Hong Kong Philharmonic, Seoul Philharmonic, Singapore Symphony, NHK Symphony/Tokyo, and the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra.

Mr. Hadelich has collaborated with such renowned conductors as Thomas Adès, Marin Alsop, Stefan Asbury, Herbert Blomstedt, Ryan Bancroft, Karina Canellakis, Nicholas Collon, Thomas Dausgaard, Stéphane Denève,  Thierry  Fischer,  Edward Gardner, Alan Gilbert, Gustavo Gimeno, Hans Graf, Miguel Harth-Bedoya, Manfred Honeck, Jakub Hrůša, Carlos Kalmar, Louis Langrée, Hannu Lintu, Cristian Măcelaru, Klaus Mäkelä, Jun Märkl, Juanjo Mena, Ludovic Morlot, Andris Nelsons, Sakari Oramo, Andrés Orozco-Estrada, Peter Oundjian, Vasily Petrenko, Carlos Miguel Prieto, David Robertson, Donald Runnicles, Esa-Pekka Salonen, Michael Sanderling, Jukka-Pekka Saraste, Leonard Slatkin, Lahav Shani, John Storgårds, Nathalie Stutzmann, Krzysztof Urbański, Juraj Valčuha, Osmo Vänskä, Edo de Waart, and Jaap van Zweden, among others.

Augustin Hadelich is the winner of a 2016 Grammy Award–“Best Classical Instrumental Solo”–for his recording of Dutilleux’s Violin Concerto, L’Arbre des songes, with the Seattle Symphony under Ludovic Morlot (Seattle Symphony MEDIA). A Warner Classics Artist, his most recent release is a Grammy-nominated double CD of the Six Solo Sonatas and Partitas of Johann Sebastian Bach. One of Germany’s most prestigious newspapers, the Süddeutsche Zeitung, boldly stated: “Augustin Hadelich is one of the most exciting violinists in the world. This album is a total success.”

A new CD featuring Prokofiev’s Violin Concerto No. 2 and the Britten Violin Concerto with the WDR/Cologne conducted by Cristian Măcelaru will be released this year. Other CDs for Warner Classics include Paganini’s 24 Caprices (2018); the Brahms and Ligeti violin concertos with the Norwegian Radio Orchestra under Miguel Harth-Bedoya (2019); and Bohemian Tales, including the Dvořák Violin Concerto with the Bavarian Radio Orchestra conducted by Jakub Hrůša (2020). He has also recorded discs of the violin concertos of Tchaikovsky and Lalo (Symphonie espagnole) with the London Philharmonic Orchestra on the LPO label (2017), and a series of releases on the AVIE label, including a CD of the violin concertos by Jean Sibelius and Thomas Adès (Concentric Paths), with Hannu Lintu conducting the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra (2014).

Born in Italy, the son of German parents, Augustin Hadelich is now an American citizen. He holds an Artist Diploma from The Juilliard School, where he was a student of Joel Smirnoff. Winner of the Gold Medal at the 2006 International Violin Competition of Indianapolis, other distinctions include an Avery Fisher Career Grant (2009); a Borletti-Buitoni Trust Fellowship in the UK (2011); the Warner Music Prize (2015); a Grammy Award (2016); an honorary doctorate from the University of Exeter in the UK (2017); and Musical America’s “Instrumentalist of the Year” (2018). He is currently on the violin faculty of the Yale School of Music at Yale University.

Augustin Hadelich plays the violin “Leduc, ex-Szeryng” by Giuseppe Guarneri del Gesù of 1744, generously loaned by a patron through the Tarisio Trust.

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Chamber Music at the Clark is made possible by The Ahmanson Foundation; The Colburn Foundation; Martha Bardach; Catherine Glynn Benkaim, Ph.D. and Barbara Timmer; Dr. Rogers Brubaker; Patricia N. Chock; Dr. Susan Harris and Mark Harris; Judy Hellinger; Henry J. Bruman Endowment for Chamber Music; Dr. Sheldon H. Kardener and Monika Olofsson Kardener; Elaine and Bernie Mendes; Janet Minami; Bette I. and Jeffrey L. Nagin; Dr. Jeanne Robson; Carol E. Sandberg; Jackie Schwartz; Dr. Patricia Bates Simun and Mr. Richard V. Simun Memorial Fund; Patricia Waldron, M.D., and Richard Waldron; and Roberta and Robert Young.