Academy of St Martin in the Fields
06.05.19 - 20.05.19
Julia Fischer and the Academy of St Martin in the Fields have enjoyed a close musical friendship for many years. A new musical partner for the orchestra is the German violinist Augustin Hadelich, who has achieved tremendous success in the US, his adopted country. In 2016, for example, he won a Grammy award for Best Classical Instrumental Solo and is a regular guest with such great American orchestras as New York, Philadelphia and Los Angeles.
Julia Fischer and Augustin Hadelich will present works including double concertos by Bach and Schnittke – a fitting project for the anniversary season of the Academy of St Martin in the Fields!
Andrey Rubtsov: Chamber Symphony
Johann Sebastian Bach: Konzert für 2 Violinen, Streicher und Basso continuo d-Moll BWV 1043
Antonin Dvorák: Serenade für Streichorchester E-Dur op. 22 (1875)
Peter I. Tschaikowsky: Serenade für Streichorchester C-Dur op. 48
Alfred Schnittke: Concerto grosso Nr. 1 für 2 Violinen, Cembalo und Streichorchester
Neumarkt> more about the promoter
München> more about the promoter
Theater am Ring - Saarlouis
Saarlouis> more about the promoter
Das Kurhaus Wiesbaden
Wiesbaden> more about the promoter
Baden-Baden> more about the promoter
Theater de Oosterpoort
Groningen> more about the promoter
Köln> more about the promoter
Braunschweig> more about the promoter
+49 511 email@example.com
Joric Brandon Pretzel
Associate Project Manager
+49 511 firstname.lastname@example.org
Orchestra Tour Coordinator
+49 511 email@example.com
The Academy of St Martin in the Fields is one of the world’s finest chamber orchestras, renowned for fresh, brilliant interpretations of the world’s greatest orchestral music.
Formed by Sir Neville Marriner in 1958 from a group of leading London musicians, the Academy gave its first performance in its namesake church in November 1959. Through unrivalled live performances and a vast recording output – highlights of which include the 1969 best-seller Vivaldi’s Four Seasons and the soundtrack to the Oscar-winning film Amadeus– the Academy quickly gained an enviable international reputation for its distinctive, polished and refined sound. With over 500 releases in a much-vaunted discography and a comprehensive international touring programme, the name and sound of the Academy is known and loved by classical audiences throughout the world.
Today the Academy is led by Music Director and virtuoso violinist Joshua Bell, retaining the collegiate spirit and flexibility of the original small, conductor-less ensemble which has become an Academy hallmark. Under Bell's direction, and with the support of Leader/Director Tomo Keller andPrincipal Guest Conductor Murray Perahia, the Academy continues to push the boundaries of play-directed performance to new heights, presenting symphonic repertoire and chamber music on a grand scale at prestigious venues around the globe.
In 2018/19 the Academy collaborates with artists including pianist Kit Armstrong, cellist Andreas Brantelid, pianist Jeremy Denk and violinist Julia Fischer for tours across Europe, the USA and Mexico. The orchestra looks forward to celebrating its 60th anniversary year in 2019 with exciting projects in the UK and beyond.
Complementing a busy international schedule, the Academy continues to reach out to people of all ages and backgrounds through its Learning and Participation programmes. The orchestra’s flagship project for young peopleprovides performance workshops for primary and secondary school children; partnerships with Southbank Sinfonia, the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, the Royal Northern College of Music and masterclasses on tour further the development of the professional musicians of tomorrow; the Academy provides a creative outlet for some of London’s most vulnerable adults at a centre for homeless people; and a regular programme of pre-concert talks and podcasts create opportunities for Academy audiences the world over to connect and learn with the orchestra.
To find out more about the Academy of St Martin in the Fields please visit www.asmf.org, or follow the orchestra on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. If you are interested in getting involved and supporting the work of the Academy, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
© Felix Broede / Decca
German violinist Julia Fischer is recognized worldwide for possessing a talent of uncommon ability. Her “pure and fine-spun tone, blessed with seemingly infinite shadings” (The Chicago Tribune) combined with rare “technical brilliance” (The Guardian) make her one of the most-sought after soloist before the public today.
In the 2017-18 season Julia Fischer is Artist-in-Residence with the Wiener Symphoniker. Apart from a chamber music program with principals from the orchestra, joint concerts with the orchestra and Chief Conductor Philippe Jordan at Vienna’s Konzerthaus and Musikverein feature performances of the Mendelssohn and Schumann violin concerti respectively as well as the Brahms concerto under the baton of Lahav Shani in Ms. Fischer’s hometown Munich. Further orchestral concerts in the season will reunite her with the Danish National Symphony Orchestra (Fabio Luisi), St. Petersburg Philharmonic in Paris (Brahms and Tchaikovsky violin concerti with Yuri Temirkanov), London Philharmonic Orchestra (Vladimir Jurowski), SWR Symphonieorchester (Thomas Søndergård), Philharmonia Orchestra (Esa-Pekka Salonen), Orchestra National de France (Riccardo Muti), Dresden Philharmonie (Michael Sanderling) and Tonhalle-Orchestra Zürich (Herbert Blomstedt). On tour with the Bayerische Staatsorchester and its General Music Director Kirill Petrenko, Julia Fischer performs the Brahms Double Concerto with Daniel Müller-Schott in Munich, Elbphilharmonie Hamburg and New York’s Carnegie Hall in spring 2018. In recital with pianist Yulianna Avdeeva, Julia Fischer tours Germany, Spain, Switzerland, Poland and the Czech Republic.
An avid chamber music performer, Julia Fischer founded the Julia Fischer Quartet in 2011 with longtime collaborators Alexander Sitkovetsky, Nils Mönkemeyer und Benjamin Nyffenegger. The quartet goes on tour in early 2018 with stops amongst others in Leipzig, London, Luxembourg, Munich and Zurich.
Born in Munich, Ms. Fischer began learning the violin at age three and soon thereafter started taking piano lessons. She became a pupil of Ana Chumachenco at the Munich Academy of Music and took over Ms. Chumachenco’s chair at the Academy in fall of 2011. Teaching and passing on to her students what she feels privileged to have learned from her teachers has since been a pivotal focus of her professional life. Apart from teaching at the Academy, Julia Fischer is regularly giving masterclasses at the “Musikferien am Starnberger See” in Germany. Ms. Fischer has always maintained her piano studies.[nbsp] On January 1st, 2008 she made her professional piano debut at the Alte Oper Frankfurt performing the Grieg Piano Concerto. Recent performances at the piano have seen her perform Dvorak’s Piano Quintet at Alte Oper Frankfurt and Munich’s Prinzregententheater.
Throughout her career, Julia Fischer released numerous CD and DVD recordings on the Pentatone and Decca labels. All recordings garnered highest praise by the international press[nbsp] and were awarded multiple prizes amongst others Germany’s ECHO Award, the Diapason d’Or; the CHOC from Le Monde de la Musique and a BBC Music Magazine Award. Julia Fischer has been named ECHO “Instrumentalist of the Year” 2007, the Gramophone “Artist of the Year” 2007 and “Instrumentalist of the Year” at the 2009 MIDEM Classical Awards.
Julia Fischer was awarded the German Culture Prize in 2011 and the Cross of the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany in 2016.
She plays a Guadagnini from 1742 as well as a modern violin made by Philipp Augustin.
© Rosalie OConnor
Grammy-Award-winner Augustin Hadelich has established himself one of the great violinists of today. He has performed with every major orchestra in the US as well as an ever-growing number of major orchestras in the UK, Europe and the Far East, impressing audiences with his phenomenal technique, poetic sensitivity and exquisite beauty of tone. He was a Gold Medalist at the Indianapolis International Violin Competition (2006) and the winner of the inaugural Warner Music Prize in 2015.
European highlights in 2018-19 include the Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks, Danish Radio Symphony Orchestra, Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra, Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra, Orchestre National de Lyon, Belgian National Orchestra, Orquesta Nacional de España, Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra and a tour of Germany with the Academy of Saint Martin in the Fields. He returns to the BBC Symphony Orchestra for a performance of Ligeti’s Violin Concerto, incorporating a new cadenza by Thomas Adès which he premiered with the Boston Symphony Orchestra last season.
Hadelich has performed with the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, London Philharmonic Orchestra, Münchner Philharmoniker, BBC Philharmonic, Norwegian Radio Orchestra, Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra, Lahti Symphony Orchestra, Orquesta Sinfónica de Castilla y León, Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra, Orquestra de Cadaqués and the Radio Orchestras of Frankfurt, Saarbrücken, Stuttgart and Cologne. Engagements in the Far East and Australia include the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra, Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra, Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra, NHK Symphony Orchestra (Tokyo), Japan Century Symphony Orchestra, Sapporo Symphony Orchestra and a tour with the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra. He has been Artist-in-Residence with the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra and with the Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra, made his Proms debut in 2016 and his Salzburg Festival debut in 2018 playing Sibelius with the Radio-Symphonieorchester Wien.
A resident of the USA, Hadelich is a regular guest performer with the New York Philharmonic, Boston Symphony Orchestra, Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Los Angeles Philharmonic, The Philadelphia Orchestra, The Cleveland Orchestra as well as the symphony orchestras in Atlanta, Dallas, St Louis, Minnesota, Pittsburgh, San Francisco, Toronto and Vancouver. He has collaborated with conductors such as Marin Alsop, Herbert Blomstedt, Lionel Bringuier, Stéphane Denève, Christoph von Dohnányi, James Gaffigan, Alan Gilbert, Hans Graf, Giancarlo Guerrero, Miguel Harth-Bedoya, Manfred Honeck, Jakub Hrůša, Kiril Karabits, Hannu Lintu, Andrew Litton, Cristian Mǎcelaru, Jun Märkl, Juanjo Mena, Ludovic Morlot, Andris Nelsons, Sakari Oramo, Andrés Orozco-Estrada, Peter Oundjian, Vasily Petrenko, Jukka-Pekka Saraste, Yan Pascal Tortelier, Kryzysztof Urbanski, Edo de Waart, Jaap van Zweden and the late Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos.
Winner of a Grammy Award (“Best Classical Instrumental Solo”) for his recording of Dutilleux’s Violin Concerto “L’arbre des songes” with the Seattle Symphony under Ludovic Morlot, Augustin Hadelich’s other recordings include Tchaikovsky and Lalo Concertos (Symphonie Espagnole) with the London Philharmonic Orchestra (LPO Live), Sibelius and Adès Concertos with the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra/Lintu (AVIE) which was nominiated for a Grammophone Award, Mendelssohn and Bartók Concertos with the Norwegian Radio Orchestra/Harth-Bedoya (AVIE). His latest recording featuring Paganini Caprices has recently been released on Warner Classics.
Hadelich is an enthusiastic recitalist and has performed at the Wigmore Hall, Carnegie Hall, Kennedy Center in Washington, Vancouver Recital Series, the Concertgebouw Amsterdam, De Singel (Antwerp), Louvre (Paris) and at the Rheingau and Mecklenburg-Vorpommern Festivals. He returns to the Wigmore Hall this season.
The son of German parents, Augustin Hadelich was born and raised in Italy and studied at The Juilliard School with Joel Smirnoff. He is the recipient of a an Avery Fisher Career Grant (2009) and a Borletti-Buitoni Trust Fellowship (2011). He plays the 1723 “Ex-Kiesewetter” Stradivarius violin, on loan from Clement and Karen Arrison through the Stradivari Society of Chicago.
Augustin Hadelich © Rosalie O'Connor
Julia Fischer © Felix Broede / Decca
Julia Fischer © Felix Broede / Decca
Julia Fischer © Felix Broede
Academy of St Martin in the Fields © Alan Kerr
Academy of St Martin in the Fields © Upstream Photography
Julia Fischer & Augustin Hadelich © Uwe Arens & Paul Glickman
You need high-resolution images? Please use this short form. We will send you a download link soon.