Vadim Gluzman

Born 1973

Vadim Gluzman



Vadim Gluzman’s extraordinary artistry brings to life the glorious violinistic tradition of the 19th and 20th centuries. His wide repertoire embraces contemporary music and his performances are heard around the world through live broadcasts and a striking catalogue of award-winning recordings exclusively for theBIS label. The Ukrainian-born Israeli violinist appears regularly with major orchestras such as theChicago Symphony, London Philharmonic Orchestra <>, Israel Philharmonic, London Symphony Orchestra, Leipzig Gewandhaus, Munich Philharmonic, San Francisco Symphony, Minnesota Orchestra and NHK Symphony; and with leading conductors including Neeme Järvi, Michael Tilson Thomas, Andrew Litton,Marek Janowski, Itzhak Perlman, Tugan Sokhiev, Paavo Järvi, Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos, Hannu Lintu and Peter Oundjian. His festival appearances include Verbier, Ravinia, Lockenhaus, Pablo Casals, Colmar, Jerusalem, and the North Shore Chamber Music Festival in Northbrook, Illinois, which was founded by Gluzman and pianist Angela Yoffe, his wife and long-standing recital partner.

In the 2013-14 season, Vadim Gluzman began a new collaboration as Creative Partner and Principal Guest Artist of the ProMusica Chamber Orchestra in Columbus, Ohio. As Artist of the Year with theBergen Philharmonic Orchestra, he performed a series of three concerts with conductor Andrew Litton, which resulted in a new album of concertos of works byShostakovich and Gubaidulina <>.  Vadim Gluzman has given live and recorded premieres of works by composers such as Giya Kancheli, Peteris Vasks and Lera Auerbach. In recent seasons, he has given the UK premieres ofMichael Daugherty’s Fire and Blood concerto with theLondon Symphony Orchestra under Kristjan Järvi; and of Balys Dvarionas’s Violin Concerto with theBBC Symphony Orchestra conducted by Thomas Søndergard.

Gluzman’s latest CD features Prokofiev’s Sonatas No. 1 and 2 as well as three transcriptions of Romeo and Juliet. Accolades for his extensive discography under the exclusive contract with BIS Records include the Diapason d’Or of the Year, Gramophone’s Editor’s Choice, Classica Magazine’s esteemed 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, Vadim Gluzman began violin studies at age 7. Before moving to Israel in 1990, where he was a student of Yair Kless, he studied with Roman Sne in Latvia and Zakhar Bron in Russia. In the US his teachers were Arkady Fomin and, at the Juilliard School, the late Dorothy DeLay and Masao Kawasaki. Early in his career, Gluzman enjoyed the encouragement and support of Isaac Stern, and in 1994 he received the prestigious Henryk Szeryng Foundation Career Award. Vadim Gluzman plays the extraordinary 1690 ‘ex-Leopold Auer’ Stradivari, on extended loan to him through the generosity of the Stradivari Society of Chicago.