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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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 2020/21 season include performances with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and the Orchestre National du Capitole de Toulouse under Tugan Sokhiev, the Deutsches Symphonie Orchester Berlin with Santtu-Matias Rouvali, the Antwerp Symphony Orchestra with Kirill Karabits, the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra with David Afkham and the Basel Symphony Orchestra under Aziz Shokakimov. As Play Lead Vadim Gluzman appears with the Beethoven Orchestra Bonn and the ProMusica Chamber Orchestras in Columbus, Ohio, where he continues his work as Artistic Advisor and Principal Guest Artist of the Chamber Music Series.
„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
Gluzman has premiered and recorded important works by composers such as Elena Firsova, Giya Kancheli, Sofia Gubaidulina, Pēteris Vasks and Michael Daughertys, most recently by 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.

2020/2021
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Contacts: Katja Szarka, Juliette Dufau

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Programme

2021 / 2022
Trio
with Johannes Moser (Cello) and Yevgeny Sudbin (Piano)

Shostakovich: Piano Trio No. 1 in C minor, Op. 8

Schumann: Piano Trio No. 2 in F major, Op. 80

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Pärt: Mozart-adagio

Shostakovich: Piano Trio No. 2 in E minor, Op. 67

For the 100th birthday of Paul Celan
“Reachable, close and secure amid all losses”
Texts and Songs from Czernowitz

with Jens Harzer (Recitation), Zoryana Kushpler (Mezzosoprano), Vadim Gluzman or Marc Bouchkov (Violin), Olena Kushpler (Piano), Brigitte van Kann (Conception)

Paul Celan said his home, Bukovina, was a place “where books and people lived.” At its centre: Chernivtsi, a city of many languages and cultures. An homage to Chernivtsi and its great poets. A Hommage to Czernowitz and its great poet.

 

Poems by Rose Ausländer and Paul Celan

Music by Auerbach, Fried, Lanjyk, Lydkevich, Mahler, Pärt, Ravel, Ysaÿe

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”)

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

Katja Szarka
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Juliette Dufau
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