FONO FORUM

CD review of  Tchaikovsky/Lalo with the London Philharmonic Orchestra, cond. Omer Meir Wellber and Vasily Petrenko 

It is not easy to uncover new dimensions in such a frequently played, almost hackneyed work as Tchaikovsky's violin concerto. Augustin Hadelich succeeds in doing just that, thanks to his strong violinistic profile, characterised in large part by a focussed and radiant tone, highly refined musicianship and an impressive instrumental precision that he can summon up live. The recording of Lalo's folkily rousing 'Symphonie Espagnole' was also of a live concert performance. Here too, Hadelich showed himself to be a brilliant soloist, shaping his part with great intensity and dosing emotions with real control.
FONO FORUM - May 2017

 

CD review of Bartók and Mendelssohn violin concertos with Norwegian Radio Orchestra, cond. Miguel Harth-Bedoya
Here, too, Hadelich distinguishes himself as an exceptionally refined and musically far-sighted musician. His focused tone is of crystalline clarity and purity, which is particularly well suited to the Mendelssohn concerto. This completely honest, quite unaffected, yet spirited approach to music-making is a quality in itself. The artist never puts himself before the work. He simply lets the music speak for itself, without repudiating its personality - a balance seldom found. Fono Forum | January 2016