Violinist Augustin Hadelich: ‘Just let the music speak’


The virtuoso violinist Augustin Hadelich defies categorisation; he is the product of several cultures that he draws on to produce a sound that is distinctly his own. He talks to Ariane Todes about his influences and how he developed his unique musicianship

It’s Thanksgiving Day when I talk to Augustin Hadelich over Zoom. He’s in a hotel room in Cleveland, Ohio, between rehearsals and performances of the Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto with the Cleveland Orchestra, and it doesn’t look like he’ll get any turkey or trimmings…

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