Augustin Hadelich | Beethoven & Mendelssohn
Music with special visual effects
Augustin Hadelich has established himself as one of the great violinists of today and is consistently cited for his phenomenal technique, poetic sensitivity, and gorgeous tone. Hadelich’s career took off when he was named Gold Medalist of the 2006 International Violin Competition of Indianapolis. Since then, he has garnered an impressive list of honors, including an Avery Fisher Career Grant (2009); a Borletti-Buitoni Trust Fellowship in the UK (2011); Lincoln Center’s Martin E. Segal Award (2012); the inaugural Warner Music Prize (2015); a Grammy Award (2016); and was nominated Musical America Instrumentalist 2018. Born in Italy, the son of German parents, he holds an Artist Diploma from The Juilliard School, where he was a student of Joel Smirnoff. In Prague he plays the 1723 “Ex-Kiesewetter” Stradivari violin.
Pietro Mascagni: Cavalleria Rusticana (Intermezzo)
Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy: Violin Concerto in E minor Op. 64
Ludwig van Beethoven: Symphony No. 7 in A major Op. 92
Augustin Hadelich, violin
Alexander Bernstein, conductor
Zohar Koren, designer & visual artist
Sunday 11 March 2018 at 8 pm, Dvořák Hall, Rudolfinum
Alexander Bernstein is Music Director at Opus festival in Tel Aviv, Alexander has conducted different orchestras in the U.S and his native country of Israel, including the Jerusalem Symphony orchestra and the Israel Camerata, where he performed with artists such as Kolja Blacher and Sayaka Shoji. His recent performance of Beethoven's 7th Symphony with the Israel Camerata Orchestra has been described by Israel's "Voice of Music" as "A most intense rendition, elevating both orchestra members and the audience to an ecstatic experience." Some of his 2018/2019 season highlights include a re-invitation with the Israel Camerata where he will perform with violinist Guy Braunstein, as well as a concert production of "La Traviata" with the Israeli Opera Symphony Orchestra. Alexander studied conducting at the Tel Aviv University and continued with Prof. Victor Yampolsky at the Northwestern University. He is also mentored by Maestro Manfred Honeck and violinist Chaim Taub of the legendary Tel Aviv Quartet.
Zohar Koren is professor of Visual Communication at the Shenkar Art Institute in Tel Aviv. Zohar has been specializing in design research, infographics and branding. His work has been recognized in multiple awards, including the "Uri Dayan Prize for Excellence" (2012). He is a co-founder at Synesthesia Series, aiming to explores the combination of high-standard music making and score-inspired visual atmosphere, seeking to create a mutual language of richer contrasts between pieces, movements and phrases.