Vadim Gluzman

Vadim Gluzman’s extraordinary artistry both sustains the great violinistic tradition of the 19th and 20th centuries and enlivens it with the dynamism of today.

In season 2013-14, Gluzman will begin collaboration with ProMusica Chamber Orchestra in the new position of Creative Partner and Principal Guest Artist.

The Israeli violinist appears regularly around the world with major orchestras such as the Chicago Symphony, London Philharmonic, Israel Philharmonic, London Symphony, Leipzig Gewandhaus, Munich Philharmonic, San Francisco Symphony, Minnesota Orchestra and NHK Symphony; and with leading conductors including Neeme Järvi, Michael Tilson Thomas, Andrew Litton, Marek Janowski, Itzhak Perlman, Tugan Sokhiev, Paavo Järvi, Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos, Hannu Lintu and Peter Oundjian. Among his festival appearances are Verbier, Ravinia, Lockenhaus, Pablo Casals, Colmar, Jerusalem and the North Shore Chamber Music Festival in Northbrook, Illinois, founded by Gluzman with his wife and long-standing recital partner, pianist Angela Yoffe. In season 2013-14, Gluzman will begin collaboration with ProMusica Chamber Orchestra in the new position of Creative Partner and Principal Guest Artist.

His wide repertoire embraces contemporary music, and Gluzman has given live and recorded premieres of works by composers such as Giya Kancheli, Peteris Vasks, Lera Auerbach and Sofia Gubaidulina. In recent seasons he has given the UK premieres of Michael Daugherty’s Fire and Blood concerto with the London Symphony Orchestra under Kristjan Järvi, and of Balys Dvarionas’s Violin Concerto with the BBC Symphony Orchestra conducted by Thomas Søndergård. Gluzman’s latest CD features the world premiere recording of Lera Auerbach’s par.ti.ta for violin solo, as well as partitas by Bach and Ysaÿe’s Sonata No. 2. Accolades for his extensive discography, under the exclusive contract with BIS Records, include the Diapason d’Or of the Year, Choc de Classica, and Disc of the Month (ClassicFM, Strad and BBC Music Magazine).

Mr. Gluzman’s 2012-13 season began with his debut at the BBC Proms in London, followed by appearances with, among others, the St. Louis Symphony, Royal Scottish National Orchestra, Czech Philharmonic, Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin, Orchestre de la Suisse Romande, as well as Seattle, Atlanta and Vancouver Symphonies. Gluzman also gave recitals in New York City, presented by the venerable People’s Symphony Concerts, and in Paris at the Théâtre de la Ville. Upcoming 2013 summer engagements include returns to Ireland’s West Cork Chamber Music Festival, as well as Colmar and Schleswig-Holstein Festivals.

Born in the former Soviet Union in 1973, Vadim Gluzman began violin studies at age seven. Before moving in 1990 to Israel, where he was a student of Yair Kless, he studied with Roman Šnē in Latvia and Zakhar Bron in Russia. In the U.S. his teachers were Arkady Fomin and, at the Juilliard School, the late Dorothy DeLay and Masao Kawasaki. Early in his career, Mr. Gluzman enjoyed the encouragement and support of Isaac Stern, and in 1994 he received the prestigious Henryk Szeryng Foundation Career Award. Vadim Gluzman plays the extraordinary 1690 ‘ex-Leopold Auer’ Stradivari, on extended loan to him through the generosity of the Stradivari Society of Chicago.

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Music Director
Creative Partner & Principal Guest Artist
Conductor Laureate
Katherine McLin
concert master
Marjorie Bagley
principal 2nd violin
John Pellegrino
Paul Robinson
assistant principal
Ellen Connors
Timpani and percussion
Renée Keller
Jeanne Norton
Aya Hamada
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