Nordic Air concert reunites Toledo Symphony’s Alain Trudel with violinist Augustin Hadelich

Augustin Hadelich (Photo provided)


On Friday, January 11 and Saturday, January 12, 2019 at 8 PM at the Toledo Museum of Art’s Peristyle Theater, Grammy award-winning violinist Augustin Hadelich returns to Toledo and reunites with Music Director Alain Trudel to perform Sibelius’ breathtaking Violin Concerto on a program inspired by the icy landscape of Northern Europe.

Known for his phenomenal technique and beautiful tone, Augustin Hadelich takes center stage for one of the most captivating openings in violin repertoire. Alain Trudel will also lead an exciting performance of Sibelius’ “Finlandia,” Grieg’s “Peer Gynt” Suites No. 1 and 2, and conclude with Nielsen’s “Aladdin March.”

“This concert gives cause to celebrate,” says Toledo Symphony President & CEO, Zak Vassar. “When Augustin Hadelich was last here in April 2017, he wowed us with Dvořák’s rarely performed Violin Concerto. His tone and warmth were very special, and we all knew that we were working with greatness. Of course, that was also the concert that convinced us to engage Alain Trudel as our Music Director, so it was a special week in many ways. I can’t wait for Augustin and Alain to reunite and make more musical magic in this community.”

At the age of 34, Augustin Hadelich has firmly established himself as one of the great violinists of today. Named “2018 Instrumentalist of the Year” by Musical America, he has performed with every major orchestra in the U.S., as well as an ever-growing number of orchestras in the UK, Europe, and Asia.

“I am so excited to share the stage with Augustin Hadelich again,” says Alain Trudel, Toledo Symphony Music Director. “This concert features great music that I think the audience is going to love. Sibelius’ Violin Concerto is incredibly challenging and takes full advantage of the violin’s colorful range. Augustin has a remarkable tone, and he will be able to showcase his expressiveness through this magnificent work.”

Two performances of Nordic Air will take place on Friday, January 11 and Saturday, January 12, 2019 at 8 PM at the Toledo Museum of Art’s Peristyle Theater. Tickets are available at or by calling the Toledo Symphony Box Office at 419.246.8000.