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

Universally recognized among today’s top performing artists, Vadim Gluzman brings life to the glorious violinistic tradition of the 19th and 20th centuries. Gluzman’s 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 world’s leading orchestras and conductors. Some notable collaborations include performances with Tugan Sokhiev and the Berlin Philharmonic, Boston and Chicago Symphony, under Riccardo Chailly with the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra and the Gewandhaus Orchestra Leipzig, with Neeme Järvi and the London Philharmonic Orchestra, Royal Scottish National Orchestra, and the Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra, as well as with the Cleveland Orchestra under the batons of Hannu Lintu and Michail Jurowski.

Vadim Gluzman is a regular guest at international festivals and has founded the North Shore Chamber Music Festival in Chicago, together with pianist Angela Yoffe, his wife and recital partner.

Highlights of the 2019-2020 season include performances with the Orchestra de Paris under Tugan Sokhiev and Orpheus Chamber Orchestra at Carnegie Hall, concerts with the BBC Philharmonic, Detroit and Houston Symphony Orchestras, St. Petersburg Philharmonic, Iceland Symphony, Orchestre National de Lyon, Staatskapelle Weimar and Dresden Philharmonic. He will lead performances with the Moscow Virtuosi Chamber Orchestra and the ProMusica Chamber Orchestra in Columbus, Ohio, where he serves as a Creative Partner and Principal Guest Artist.
„I have heard some tremendous versions over the years […] but Gluzman pushed aside any others and claimed ownership, in the Heifetz mode — brilliant but serious, delivered with absolute mastery.”Seen and Heard International • Mark Sebastian Jordan • Mai 2019
This season is especially rich with premieres and new commissions. Gluzman will play the world premiere of a new violin concerto by Erkki-Sven Tüür with the HR Frankfurt Radio Symphony under Andris Poga, Joshua Roman`s Double Concerto with the ProMusica Chamber Orchestra, conducted by David Danzmayr, Moritz Eggert`s Mir mit Dir commissioned by the Kronberg Academy to celebrate Beethoven`s 250th anniversary year, as well as the UK premiere of Sofia Gubaidulina`s Triple Concerto with BBC Philharmonic under Omer Meir Wellber. He has played live and recorded premieres of other works by Sofia Gubaidulina, as well as Giya Kancheli, Elena Firsova, Pēteris Vasks, Michael Daugherty, and most recently Lera Auerbach.

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 serves as Distinguished Artist in Residence at the Peabody Conservatory in Baltimore and performs on the legendary 1690 ‘ex-Leopold Auer’ Stradivari on extended loan to him through the generosity of the Stradivari Society of Chicago.

2019/2020
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Contacts: Anna Haefliger, Katja Szarka

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Programme

2020 / 2021
Duo
with Johannes Moser (Cello)

Bach: Suite No. 2 in D minor for Cello solo BWV 1008
Gubaidulina: “Rejoice!” Sonata for Violin and Cello
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Bach: Partita No. 2 in D minor for Violin solo BWV 1004
Martinu: Duo for Violin and Cello H. 157

Duo
with Evgeny Sinaiski (Piano)

Pärt: “Mirror in the Mirror”
Strauss: Sonata in E-flat major for Violin and Piano, Op. 18

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Stravinsky: Suite Italienne for Violin and Piano
Bloch: Baal Shem Suite (Vidui, Nigun, Simchas Torah)

Castelnuovo-Tedesco: Figaro for Violin and Piano (Transcription

from Rossini’s “Barber of Seville”)

2019 / 2020

Schedule

05.12.2019
20:30 Uhr
Belo Horizonte, BR / Sala Minas Gerais
Vadim Gluzman, Orquestra Filarmonica de Minas Gerais, Fabio Mechetti
06.12.2019
20:30 Uhr
Belo Horizonte • 2/2, BR / Sala Minas Gerais
Vadim Gluzman, Orquestra Filarmonica de Minas Gerais, Fabio Mechetti
14.12.2019
19:30 Uhr
Manchester w/BBC Phil, GB / Bridgewater Hall
Vadim Gluzman, BBC Philharmonic, Omer Meir Wellber, Johannes Moser, Elsbeth Moser
22.12.2019
19:00 Uhr
Moskau, RU / Tchaikovsky Concert Hall
Vadim Gluzman, Bolshoi Theater Orchestra, Tugan Sokhiev
25.12.2019
19:30 Uhr
Dresden, DE / Kulturpalast
Vadim Gluzman, Dresdner Philharmonie, Stanislav Kochanovski
26.12.2019
18:00 Uhr
Dresden, DE / Kulturpalast
Vadim Gluzman, Dresdner Philharmonie, Stanislav Kochanovski
01.01.2020
17:00 Uhr
Luzern, CH / KKL Kultur- und Kongreßzentrum Luzern
Vadim Gluzman, Luzern Symphony Orchestra, James Gaffigan
02.01.2020
11:00 Uhr
Luzern, CH / KKL Kultur- und Kongreßzentrum Luzern
Vadim Gluzman, Luzern Symphony Orchestra, James Gaffigan
10.01.2020
20:00 Uhr
Düsseldorf, DE / Tonhalle
Vadim Gluzman, Düsseldorfer Symphoniker, Joanna Mallwitz
12.01.2020
11:00 Uhr
Düsseldorf, DE / Tonhalle
Vadim Gluzman, Düsseldorfer Symphoniker, Joanna Mallwitz
13.01.2020
20:00 Uhr
Düsseldorf, DE / Tonhalle
Vadim Gluzman, Düsseldorfer Symphoniker, Joanna Mallwitz
25.01.2020
New York City, NY, US / Carnegie Hall
Vadim Gluzman, Orpheus Chamber Orchestra
26.03.2020
19:30 Uhr
Reykjavik, IS / Harpa Concert Hall
Vadim Gluzman, Antonio Méndez, Iceland Symphony
30.03.2020
St. Petersburg, RU / Sankt Petersburger Philharmonie / Sankt-Petersburger Akademische Philharmonie D. D. Schostakowitsch
Vadim Gluzman, Evgeny Sinaisky
01.04.2020
St. Petersburg, RU / Sankt Petersburger Philharmonie / Sankt-Petersburger Akademische Philharmonie D. D. Schostakowitsch
Vadim Gluzman, Vassily Sinaisky , St. Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra

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

Anna Haefliger
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Katja Szarka
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