Universally recognized among today’s top performing artists, Vadim Gluzman brings to life 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 catalog of award-winning recordings exclusively for the BIS label.
The Israeli violinist appears regularly with major orchestras such as the Boston Symphony, Chicago Symphony, Cleveland Orchestra, Philadelphia Orchestra, Israel Philharmonic, Berlin Philharmonic, Leipzig Gewandhaus, London Symphony, BBC Symphony, Orchestre de Paris, Estonian National Orchestra, Royal Concertgebouw and many others. Gluzman has enjoyed collaborations with many of today’s leading conductors, including Semyon Bychkov, Riccardo Chailly, Sir Andrew Davis, Christoph von Dohnányi, Neeme Järvi, Paavo Järvi, Hannu Lintu, Tugan Sokhiev, Michael Tilson Thomas, Jukka-Pekka Saraste. His festival appearances include performances at Lockenhaus, Ravinia, Tanglewood, and Verbier, as well as the North Shore Chamber Music Festival in Chicago, founded by Gluzman and pianist Angela Yoffe, his wife and recital partner.
Mr. Gluzman works closely with many of today’s renowned composers and has given live and recorded premieres of works by Lera Auerbach, Sofia Gubaidulina, Giya Kancheli, Pēteris Vasks, Erkki-Sven Tüür, Michael Daugherty, Moritz Eggert, and others.
He collaborates frequently with the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra in New York, the Moscow Virtuosi Chamber Orchestra, Franz Liszt Chamber Orchestra, I Musici de Montreal, and the ProMusica Chamber Orchestra in Columbus, Ohio, where he serves as Creative Partner and Principal Guest Artist.
Vadim Gluzman’s latest CD for the BIS label features pianos trios of Babajanian and Tchaikovsky with cellist Johannes Moser and Yevgeny Sudbin. Other recent BIS releases include concertos and concert works by Brahms, Prokofiev, Korngold, Dvarionas, Bernstein, Barber, Bloch, and Glazunov. 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.
Born in the former Soviet Union in 1973, Gluzman began violin studies at age 7. He studied with Roman Šnē in Latvia and Zakhar Bron in Russia before moving to Israel in 1990, where he became a student of Yair Kless. In the United States, he studied with Arkady Fomin in Dallas and at the Juilliard School with Dorothy DeLay and Masao Kawasaki. Early in his career, Gluzman enjoyed the encouragement and mentorship of Isaac Stern which continued until Stern’s passing in 2001.
Mr. Gluzman serves as Distinguished Artist in Residence at the Peabody Conservatory in Baltimore and teaches at the Keshet Eilon International Music Center in Israel. He performs on the legendary 1690 ‘ex-Leopold Auer’ Stradivari on extended loan to him through the generosity of the Stradivari Society of Chicago.