Grammy Award-Winning Violinist Augustin Hadelich Dazzles at Make Music Chicago Joseph Bein Gives Pre-Concert Lecture

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Chicago fans of the acclaimed violinist Augustin Hadelich were treated to a free recital at St. James Cathedral on June 21. The concert was part of the global celebration, Fête de la Musique (World Music Day), and presented by Rush Hour Concerts, now in its 17th season. The violinist gave brilliant performances of music by Stravinsky and Tchaikovsky to the capacity crowd and received standing ovations from the delighted audience. Pianist Kuang-Hao Huang accompanied.


Suzanne Fushi and Augustin Hadelich with Society Founder Mary Galvin
Photo: Brandon Doby

Bein & Fushi’s own Joseph Bein got the event off to a terrific start with a fascinating pre-concert lecture about great antique Italian instruments. This past summer Hadelich returned to Tanglewood to play the Sibelius Violin Concerto with the Boston Symphony and made his debut at the BBC Proms at Royal Albert Hall in August. Hadelich is the recipient of the “Kiesewetter” Stradivari, c. 1723 generously loaned by his patrons Karen and Clement Arrison. Go to for more.

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Bein & Fushi Salesman Joseph Bein shares his expertise about great Italian antique instruments at the pre-concert lecture
Photo: Brandon Doby