Vadim Gluzman

Violin

He is the sound of his violin: clear, powerful, warm, attentive, loyal. As modest in his playing as he is in real life, curious about the new as well as the old, grounded in the Russian musical tradition.
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Biography

Vadim Gluzman brings life to the glorious violinistic tradition of the 19th and 20th centuries. His wide repertoire embraces new music and his performances are heard around the world through live broadcasts and a striking catalogue of award-winning recordings exclusively for the BIS label.
The Israeli violinist appears regularly with major orchestras such as the Berlin Philharmonic, Boston Symphony, Chicago Symphony, Cleveland Orchestra, Israel Philharmonic, Leipzig Gewandhaus, London Symphony, Orchestre de Paris, Philadelphia Orchestra, and the Royal Concertgebouw. He collaborates with leading conductors including Riccardo Chailly, Christoph von Dohnányi, Tugan Sokhiev, Sir Andrew Davis, Neeme Järvi, Michael Tilson Thomas, Semyon Bychkov, Jukka-Pekka Saraste, Paavo Järvi, and Hannu Lintu. Festival appearances include performances at Lockenhaus, Ravinia, Tanglewood, Verbier, and the North Shore Chamber Music Festival in Chicago, founded by Gluzman and pianist Angela Yoffe, his wife and recital partner.

Highlights of his 2018-19 season include performances with the Chicago Symphony under Osmo Vänskä and Cleveland Orchestra under Michail Jurowski, concerts in Australia with the Sydney, Melbourne and West Australian Symphony Orchestras, and with the Bamberger Symphoniker, Bergen Philharmonic, Frankfurt Radio Orchestra, Tokyo's NHK Symphony Orchestra, the NDR Radiophilharmonie Hannover and Seattle Symphony. He leads performances with the ProMusica Chamber Orchestra in Columbus, Ohio, where he serves as Creative Partner and Principal Guest Artist.
„Vadim Gluzman shines irresistibly in Prokofiev. [...] Gluzman’s pure intonation is a constant glory, haloed in natural sound rather than pulled up front.”BBC Music Magazin • David Nice • November 2016
Mr. Gluzman celebrates the 100th anniversary of the birth of violinist Henryk Szeryng with the Deutsche Radio Philharmonie, Hamburg NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchestra, Jerusalem Symphony, Orquesta Sinfónica Nacional de México, and Warsaw Philharmonic. In 1994, Gluzman was awarded the Henryk Szeryng Foundation Career Award and today performs on a Dominique Peccatte bow from Szeryng’s collection, previously owned by Eugène Ysaÿe.

This season, Gluzman gives the U.S. premiere of Lera Auerbach’s ‘The Infant Minstrel and His Peculiar Menagerie' with the Louisiana Philharmonic under Carlos Miguel Prieto. He has given premieres of other works by Auerbach, as well as Giya Kancheli, Elena Firsova, Pēteris Vasks, Michael Daugherty, and Sofia Gubaidulina.
Accolades for his extensive discography include the Diapason d’Or of the Year, Gramophone’s Editor’s Choice, Classica magazine’s Choc de Classica award, and Disc of the Month by The Strad, BBC Music Magazine, ClassicFM, and others.

Gluzman performs on the legendary 1690 ‘ex-Leopold Auer’ Stradivari on extended loan to him through the generosity of the Stradivari Society of Chicago.

2018 / 2019
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Contacts: Oda Caspar, Katja Szarka

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Programme

2018 / 2019
SOLO

Prokofiev: Sonata for Violin solo in D major, Op. 115
Salonen: “Lachen verlernt” for Violin solo (2002)
Ysaÿe: Sonata for Violin solo No. 2 in A minor, Op. 27, ”Obsession”
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Auerbach: Par.ti.ta for Violin solo
Bach: Partita for Violin solo No. 2 in D minor, BWV 1004

DUO with Angela Yoffe (Piano)
Programme I

Auerbach: Par.ti.ta for Violin solo
Prokofiev: Sonata for Violin and Piano No. 2 in D major, Op. 94
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Pärt: “Passacaglia” for Violin and Piano
Strauss: Sonata for Violin and Piano in E-flat major, Op. 18

DUO with Angela Yoffe (Piano)
Programme II

Schubert: Sonatina for Violin and Piano, Op. posth. 137 in A minor, D 385
Strauss: Sonata for Violin and Piano in E-flat major, Op. 18
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Gubaidulina: Dancer on a Tightrope
Bloch: Baal Shem Suite (Vidui, Nigun, Simchas Torah)
Castelnuovo-Tedesco: Figaro (transcription from Rossini’s “The barber of Seville”)

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2019 / 2020

Schedule

16.12.2018
11:00 Uhr
Saarbrücken, DE / Congresshalle
Vadim Gluzman, Deutsche Radio Philharmonie Saarbrücken Kaiserslautern, Pietari Inkinen
08.01.2019
19:30 Uhr
Linz, AT / Brucknerhaus
Vadim Gluzman, Berner Symphonieorchester, Mario Venzago
24.01.2019
20:00 Uhr
Frankfurt am Main, DE / Sendesaal des Hessischen Rundfunks
Vadim Gluzman, Michal Nesterowicz, hr-Sinfonieorchester
25.01.2019
20:00 Uhr
Frankfurt am Main, DE / Sendesaal des Hessischen Rundfunks
Vadim Gluzman, hr-Sinfonieorchester, Michal Nesterowicz
26.01.2019
20:00 Uhr
Wiesbaden, DE / Kurhaus Wiesbaden
Vadim Gluzman, hr-Sinfonieorchester, Michal Nesterowicz
27.01.2019
19:30 Uhr
Aschaffenburg, DE / Stadthalle am Schloss
Vadim Gluzman, hr-Sinfonieorchester, Michal Nesterowicz
30.01.2019
20:00 Uhr
Jerusalem, IL / Henry Crown Symphony Hall
Vadim Gluzman, Jerusalem Symphony, Frédéric Chaslin, Michael Shaham (Graduate of the Keshet Eilon International Mastercourse)
07.02.2019
19:30 Uhr
Bergen, NO / Grieghallen
Vadim Gluzman, Andrew Litton, Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra
15.02.2019
19:30 Uhr
Warschau, PL / TBC
Vadim Gluzman, Warsaw Philharmonic, Jacek Kaspszyk
16.02.2019
18:00 Uhr
Warschau, PL / TBC
Vadim Gluzman, Warsaw Philharmonic, Jacek Kaspszyk
21.02.2019
20:00 Uhr
Hamburg, DE / Elbphilharmonie
Vadim Gluzman, Krzysztof Urbanski, NDR Elbphilharmonieorchester
22.02.2019
19:30 Uhr
Lübeck, DE / Musik-und Kongreßhalle
Vadim Gluzman, Krzysztof Urbanski, NDR Elbphilharmonieorchester
23.02.2019
19:30 Uhr
Hamburg, DE / TONALi Saal
Vadim Gluzman, Evgeny Sinaiski, Lara Boschkor
24.02.2019
11:00 Uhr
Hamburg, DE / Elbphilharmonie
Vadim Gluzman, Krzysztof Urbanski, NDR Elbphilharmonieorchester
21.03.2019
20:00 Uhr
Chicago, US / TBC
Vadim Gluzman, Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Osmo Vänskä
23.03.2019
Chicago, US / TBC
Vadim Gluzman, Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Osmo Vänskä

Discography

Brahms: Violin Concerto & Sonata No. 1
Johannes Brahms
Violin Concerto in D major, Op. 77
Violin Sonata No. 1 in G major, Op. 78
Scherzo in C minor for Violin and Piano, WoO 2

Angela Yoffee – Piano
Luzerner Sinfonieorchester
James Gaffigan – Conductor

Prokofiev: Violin Concertos
Sergei Prokofiev
Violin Concerto No. 1 in D major, Op. 19
Violin Concerto No. 2 in G minor, Op. 63
Sonata in D major for Solo Violin, Op. 115

Estonian National Symphony Orchestra
Neeme Järvi – Conductor

Prokofiev: Violin Sonatas
Sergei Prokofiev
Violin Sonata No. 1 in F minor, Op. 80
Violin Sonata No. 2 in D major, Op. 94
Three Pieces from ‘Romeo and Juliet’, Op.64

Angela Yoffee – Piano

par.ti.ta – Works for Violin Solo
Johann Sebastian Bach
Partita No. 2 in D minor, BWV1004
Partita No. 3 in E major, BWV1006

Lera Auerbach
par.ti.ta for Violin Solo

Eugène Ysaÿe
Sonata in A minor for Solo Violin, Op. 27 No. 2

Glorious Percussion · In tempus praesens – Conciertos by Sofia Gubaidulina
Sofia Gubaidulina
In tempus praesens. Concerto for Violin and Orchestra
Glorious Percussion. Concerto for Percussion Ensemble and Orchestra

Lucerne Symphony Orchestra
Jonathan Nott – Conductor

Bruch: Violin Concerto & Romanze
Max Bruch
Violin Concerto No. 1 in G minor, Op. 26
String Quintet in A minor

Sandis Šteinbergs – Violin
Maxim Rysanov – Viola
Ilze Klava – Viola
Reinis Birznieks – Cello
Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra
Andrew Litton – Conductor

Korngold & Dvarionas: Violin Concertos
Erich Wolfgang Korngold
Concerto in D major for Violin and Orchestra, Op. 35

Balys Dvarionas
Pezzo elegiaco "Prie ežer·elio" ("By the lake") for Violin and Orchestra
Concerto in B minor for Violin and Orchestra

Residentie Orkest Den Haag
Neeme Järvi – Conductor

Barber - Bernstein - Bloch
Leonard Bernstein
Serenade after Plato’s "Symposium" for Solo Violin, Strings, Harp and Percussion

Ernest Bloch
Baal Shem – Three pictures of Chassidic Life

Samuel Barber
Concerto for Violin and Orchestra, Op. 14

São Paulo Symphony Orchestra
John Neschling – Conductor

Remembrance: Works by Schönberg, Bloch, Bernstein & Zeisl
Arnold Schönberg
Kol Nidre, Op. 39 (for Speaker, Mixed Choir and Orchestra)

Leonard Bernstein
Halil (Nocturne for Flute, Percussion, Harp and Strings)

Ernest Bloch
Baal Shem (Version for Violin and Orchestra)

Eric Zeisl
Requiem Ebraico (for Soli and Mixed Choir, Organ and Orchestra)

Sharon Bezaly – Flute
Rodrigo Esteves – Baritone
Luisa Francesconi – Mezzo-soprano
Gabriella Pace – Soprano
São Paulo Symphony Orchestra Choir
São Paulo Symphony Orchestra
John Neschling – Conductor

Fireworks – Virtuoso Violin Music
Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco
Figaro (Transcription from Rossini’s Barber of Seville)

Nikolai Medtner
Fairy Tale, Op. 20 No. 1

Zino Francescatti
Polka, Op. 22

Robert Schumann
Träumerei

Fritz Kreisler
La Gitana

Franz Ries
La Capricciosa

Ernesto Halffter
Habanera
Fantaisie brillante sur les motifs de l’opéra Faust de Gounod

Samuel Gardner
Prelude No. 1, Op. 14

Nino Rota
Improvviso in re minore

Jerry Bock
The Fiddler on the Roof

Ernest Bloch
Nigun (Improvisation)

Maurice Ravel
Tzigane

Angela Yoffe – Piano

Tchaikovsky & Glazunov: Violin Concertos
Alexander Glazunov
Violin Concerto in A minor, Op. 82

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Souvenir d’un lieu cher, Op. 42 (arr. Glazunov)
Violin Concerto in D major, Op. 35

Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra
Andrew Litton – Conductor

Ballet for a Lonely Violinist
Dmitri Shostakovich
Sonata for Violin and Piano, Op. 134
Jazz Suite No. 1 for Violin and Piano (Transcription by Michael Gluzman of Suite for Jazz Orchestra)

Lera Auerbach
Lonely Suite (Ballet for a Lonely Violinist), Op. 70
Sonata No. 2 for Violin and Piano (September 11), Op. 63

Angela Yoffe – Piano

Pärt: Spiegel im Spiegel
Arvo Pärt
Fratres for Violin and Piano
Dopo la vittoria (Piccola cantata) (1996/98)
Bogoróditse Djévo (1990)
I Am the True Vine (1996)
Annum per annum (K-G-C-S-A) (1980)
Spiegel im Spiegel (1978)
Variationen zur Gesundung von Arinuschka (1977)
Für Alina (1976)
Quintettino, Op.13 (1964)
Concerto piccolo über B-A-C-H (1994) for Trumpet, Strings, Harpsichord and Piano
Fratres for String Quartet (1977 / 1985/89)
Cantus in memory of Benjamin Britten for String Orchestra and Bell (1977/1980)

Angela Yoffe – Piano
Alexei Lubimov – Piano
Hans-Ola Ericsson – Organ
Tallinn String Quartet
Berlin Philharmonic Wind Quintet
Radiokören
Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra
Gothenburg Symphony
Neeme Järvi – Conductor
Tõnu Kaljuste – Conductor

Time... and again – Music for Violin and Piano
Alfred Schnittke
Suite in the Old Style (1972)
Fugue for Solo Violin (1953)

Arvo Pärt
Fratres (1977/1980)
Spiegel im Spiegel (1978)

Peteris Vasks
Little Summer Music (1985)

Giya Kancheli
Time... and again (1966) – What I write is true, God knows that I am not lying (Gal. 1, 20)

Angela Yoffe – Piano

Lera Auerbach: 24 Preludes for Violin and Piano
Lera Auerbach
Twenty-Four Preludes for Violin and Piano, Op. 46 (1999)
T´filah (Prayer) for Violin Solo (1996)
Postlude for Violin and Piano (1999)

Angela Yoffe – Piano

Videos

PROKOFIEV: Violin Concerto No. 2 | Gluzman · Sokhiev · Berliner Philharmoniker
BEETHOVEN: Violin Concerto | Gluzman · Sokhiev · Orchestre National du Capitole de Toulouse
SCHNITTKE: Violin Concerto No. 4 | Gluzman · Lintu · Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra

Contact

Oda Caspar
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Katja Szarka
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