German violinist Augustin Hadelich will replace Julia Fischer in concerts with the San Francisco Symphony led by Herbert Blomstedt April 17- 20, performing Beethoven’s Violin Concerto. Fischer has withdrawn for personal reasons. This is Hadelich’s debut with the San Francisco Symphony. Blomstedt also leads the Orchestra in Nielsen’s Symphony No. 5. The program is unchanged.
Augustin Hadelich, 28, is the winner of the 2006 International Violin Competition of Indianapolis. He gave his first concert at 7. After receiving a diploma from the Istituto Mascagni conservatory in Livorno, Italy, Hadelich studied composition at the Hanns-Eisler Academy of Music in Berlin and graduated from Juilliard, where he studied with Joel Smirnoff. He has performed with the New York Philharmonic and The Cleveland Orchestra, the Los Angeles Philharmonic, and the Atlanta and Houston Symphony Orchestras, among others, and has given solo recitals at Carnegie Hall and Washington D.C.,’s Kennedy Center. He has recorded four solo CDs, including a highly acclaimed disk of masterworks for solo violin. Augustin Hadelich plays on the 1723 “Ex-Kiesewetter” Stradivari violin.