Italian-German VC ‘Artist’ Augustin Hadelich has just minutes ago been awarded the ‘Best Classical Instrumental Solo’ accolade at the 2016 Grammy Awards - in Los Angeles.
The 31 year old was recognized for his outstanding achievement in the music industry for his 2014 recording of Henri Dutilleux’s “L’arbre des Songes” Violin Concerto - with conductor Ludovic Morlot and the Seattle Symphony Orchestra.
"This is such a happy moment ..." Augustin has told The Violin Channel, “... I absolutely love the “L’arbre des songes” - it is such a beautiful, imaginative and exciting concerto ... and my sessions with the Seattle Symphony and Ludovic Morlot were amazing.”
“It's such a very exciting time - texts and emails have been flooding in!” Augustin has gleamed!
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AUGUSTIN HADELICH | DUTILLEUX | "L'ARBRE DES SONGES" | 1ST MVT | LUDOVIC MORLOT | SEATTLE SYMPHONY
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