Meet The Performers

Visiting Artist - Violin

Vadim Gluzman


Israeli violinist Vadim Gluzman, in technique and sensibility, harkens back to the Golden Age of violinists of the 19th and 20th centuries, while possessing the passion and energy of the 21st century. Lauded by both critics and audiences as a performer of great depth, virtuosity and technical brilliance, he has appeared throughout the world as a soloist and in a duo setting with his wife, pianist Angela Yoffe. Early in his career Gluzman enjoyed the encouragement and support of Isaac Stern, and in 1994 he received the prestigious Henryk Szeryng Foundation Career Award. Gluzman plays the extraordinary 1690 ex-Leopold Auer Stradivarius, on extended loan to him through the generosity of the Stradivari Society of Chicago.

Vadim Gluzman has appeared with many of the world's finest orchestras including the London Philharmonic, Israel Philharmonic, Chicago Symphony, San Francisco Symphony, Minnesota Orchestra, Seattle Symphony, Royal Scottish National Orchestra, Deutsches Symphonie Orchester Berlin, the Munich, Dresden and Czech philharmonic orchestras, the Stuttgart Radio Orchestra, NHK and KBS orchestras, and many others. He has collaborated with world's most prominent conductors such as the late Yehudi Menuhin, Neeme Järvi, Andrew Litton, Marek Janowski, Itzhak Perlman, Peter Oundjian, Dmitri Kitaenko, Paavo Järvi, Jésus López-Cobos, Yan Pascal Tortellier, Claus Peter Flor and James DePriest. Gluzman has also performed at important festivals, including Verbier, Ravinia, Lockenhaus, Pablo Casals, Colmar, Jerusalem, Schwetzinger Festspiele, and Festival de Radio France.

Gluzman records exclusively for the BIS label. The first release, featuring Lera Auerbach's 24 Preludes (written for Gluzman and Yoffe) met with great acclaim, as did their second album, featuring music by Schnittke, Vasks, Pärt and Kancheli. A third collaboration with Angela Yoffe features the Shostakovich Sonata. Gluzman's most recent release, featuring Glazunov and Tchaikovsky violin concertos with Andrew Litton conducting the Bergen Philharmonic, was named CD of the month by ClassicFM. Gluzman's fifth BIS recording, Virtuoso Violin, is scheduled to be released this coming season.

Born in 1973 in the Ukraine, Vadim Gluzman began studying the violin at the age of seven. Before moving to Israel in 1990, he studied under Zakhar Bron and later under Yair Kless in Tel Aviv. He also studied in the United States under Arkady Fomin and at The Juilliard School under the late Dorothy DeLay and Masao Kawasaki.

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