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Vadim Gluzman

  • Violinist


Vadim Gluzman has appeared with many of the world's finest orchestras including the London Philharmonic, Israel Philharmonic, Chicago Symphony, San Francisco Symphony, Minnesota Orchestra, Seattle Symphony, Royal Scottish National Orchestra, Deutsches Symphonie Orchester Berlin, the Munich, Dresden and Czech philharmonic orchestras, the Stuttgart Radio Orchestra, NHK and KBS orchestras, and many others. He has collaborated with world's most prominent conductors such as the late Yehudi Menuhin, Neeme Järvi, Andrew Litton, Marek Janowski, Itzhak Perlman, Peter Oundjian, Dmitri Kitaenko, Paavo Järvi, Jésus López-Cobos, Yan Pascal Tortelier, and Claus Peter Flor. Gluzman has also performed at important festivals, including Verbier, Ravinia, Lockenhaus, Pablo Casals, Colmar, Jerusalem, Schwetzinger Festspiele, and Festival de Radio France.

Future seasons will find Gluzman making his downtown Orchestra Hall debut with the Chicago Symphony, under Paavo Järvi; appearing for the first time in recital in London's Wigmore Hall; touring the US with the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, including a concert in New York's Carnegie Hall; and performing with numerous orchestras in the US, Europe and Australia.

A highly acclaimed recording artist, Gluzman's recordings are released exclusively on BIS Records. His recent albums include the Glazunov and Tchaikovsky violin concertos with Andrew Litton conducting the Bergen Philharmonic, which won ClassicFM Magazine's coveted Disc of the Month, as well as the Selection of the Month by the Strad Magazine; and Fireworks!, a collection of virtuoso violin show pieces.

Born in 1973 in the Ukraine, Vadim Gluzman began studying the violin at the age of seven. Before moving to Israel in 1990, he studied under Zakhar Bron and later under Yair Kless in Tel Aviv. He also studied in the United States under Arkady Fomin and at The Juilliard School under the late Dorothy DeLay and Masao Kawasaki.