2017 Blossom Music Festival
August 26 – Saturday at 8:00 p.m.
Italian violinist Augustin Hadelich has established himself among the most-acclaimed musicians of his generation. He made his Cleveland Orchestra debut in August 2009. Born in Italy to German parents, Augustin Hadelich earned a diploma, summa cum laude, from the Istituto Mascagni in Livorno, Italy, and subsequently earned graduate and artist’s diplomas from New York’s Juilliard School, where he studied with Joel Smirnoff. He was gold medallist of the 2006 International Violin Competition in Indianapolis and recipient of a 2009 Avery Fisher Career Grant. He has also received Lincoln Center’s Martin E. Segal Award and the Warner Music Prize. Mr. Hadelich has performed with every major orchestra in the United States, as well as an increasing number of orchestras in Europe and Asia. In recital, he has performed in major venues in Amsterdam, Antwerp, New York, Paris, Tokyo, and Washington D.C. Augustin Hadelich received a 2016 Grammy Award as Best Classical Instrumental Solo for Dutilleux’s Violin Concerto. His discography also includes albums on Avie and Naxos. He plays the 1723 “Ex-Kiesewetter” Stradivari violin, on loan from Clement and Karen Arrison through the Stradivari Society of Chicago.