Vadim Gluzman

Violin

"With a crystalline purity in the high registers, a crunchy and moiré halo nimble with tawny colors in the medium and low-pitched ones, Vadim Gluzman's violin is today one of the most beautiful in the world."
Diapason, September 2021
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Biography

Universally recognized among today’s top performing artists, Vadim Gluzman breathes new life and passion into the golden era of the 19th and 20th centuries‘ violin tradition. 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 with world’s leading orchestras and conductors, including Tugan Sokhiev with the Berlin Philharmonic, Boston Symphony and Orchestre de Paris; Neeme Järvi with Chicago Symphony and Orchestre de la Suisse Romande; Riccardo Chailly with the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra and the Gewandhaus Orchestra, Santtu-Matias Rouvali with Gothenburg Symphony and Philharmonia Orchestra, as well as with the Cleveland Orchestra under the batons of Hannu Lintu and Michail Jurowski. He appears at Ravinia, Tanglewood, Grant Park, Colmar and the North Shore Chamber Music Festival, he has founded in 2011.

Highlights of the current season include performances with the Chicago Symphony, Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchestra, Stuttgart Philharmonic, KBS and Singapore Symphony Orchestras, as well as concerts at Ravinia, Aspen, Blossom, Domaine Forget and Kronberg Festivals. Mr. Gluzman also continues to lead performances with 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, May 2019
Gluzman has premiered works by Sofia Gubaidulina, Moritz Eggert, Giya Kancheli, Elena Firsova, Pēteris Vasks, Michael Daugherty and Lera Auerbach. In the upcoming seasons he will introduce new violin concerto by Erkki-Sven Tüür with Oregon Symphony, HR Frankfurt Radio Orchestra and Gothenburg Symphony.

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 and ClassicFM.

Distinguished Artist in Residence at the Peabody Conservatory, where he teaches a selected group of young violinists, Gluzman performs on the legendary 1690 ‘ex-Leopold Auer’ Stradivari, on extended loan through the Stradivari Society of Chicago.

2022/2023
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Contacts: Carolin Traute-Breidenbach, Sarah Schermuly

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Programme

2023 / 2024

with Evgeny Sinaisky
Commissioned work TBA
Strauss: Sonata for Violin and Piano in E-flat major, Op. 18
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Vasks: Little Summer Music
Shostakovich: Sonata for Violin and Piano in G major, Op. 134
The two artists (and friends since school days!) will celebrate their 100th anniversary together in 2023.

with the Schumann Quartett & Nicolas Namoradze
Beethoven: String Quartet No. 11 in F minor, Op. 95 “Quartetto serioso”
Franck: Sonata for Violin and Piano in A major
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Chausson: Concert for Violin, Piano and String Quartet in D major, Op. 21
2022 / 2023

Schedule

02.03.2023
19:00 Uhr
FI / Tampere - Tampere Hall
Vadim Gluzman, Tampere Philharmonic Orchestra, Santtu-Matias Rouvali
03.03.2023
19:00 Uhr
FI / Tampere - Tampere Hall
Vadim Gluzman, Tampere Philharmonic Orchestra, Santtu-Matias Rouvali
19.03.2023
20:00 Uhr
IL / Haifa - Haifa Auditorium
Vadim Gluzman, Haifa Symphony Orchestra, Boguslaw Dawidow
20.03.2023
20:00 Uhr
IL / Haifa - Haifa Auditorium
Vadim Gluzman, Haifa Symphony Orchestra, Boguslaw Dawidow

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

Carolin Traute-Breidenbach
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Sarah Schermuly
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