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Violinist Vadim Gluzman continues to expand his reputation worldwide as a passionate interpreter of established and new works, both on stage and in the recording arena. This season, the Israeli musician adds debuts at the prestigious BBC Proms, performing Prokofiev’s Violin Concerto No. 1 in D major, Op. 19 with the BBC Symphony Orchestra and conductor Jiri Belohlavek (July 25, 2012), and with the renowned St. Louis Symphony Orchestra and conductor Andrey Boreyko playing Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto in D major, Op. 35 (November 16 – 18, 2012), to the list of major orchestras with which he has performed and festivals at which he has appeared. An exclusive recording artist with BIS Records, Mr. Gluzman’s twelfth CD for the label, entitled par.ti.ta, will be released this summer. The CD, which Mr. Gluzman describes as “A hum­ble attempt to build a metaphysical time bridge,” comprises J.S. Bach’s Partita No. 2 in D minor, BWV 1004, and Partita No. 3 in E major, BWV 1006; Lera Auerbach’s par.ti.ta for violin solo (2007, written especially for Gluzman), and Eugene Ysaye’s Sonata in A minor for solo violin, Op. 27, No. 2, the latter two works each representing a view of Bach through the prism of the 20th and 21st century respectively.

In addition to expanding his orchestral and festival relationships, Vadim Gluzman is opening new avenues in his career. ProMusica Chamber Orchestra in Columbus, Ohio, with which Vadim has successfully played/led in the past, has announced a new position — that of Creative Partner and Principal Guest Artist for Mr. Gluzman. He will begin this collaboration in the 2013-14 season, leading the orchestra in subscription concerts and special projects.

Additional 2012 summer engagements for Vadim Gluzman include performances at the North Shore Chamber Music Festival in Illinois which he co-founded with his wife and long-standing recital partner, pianist Angela Yoffe, and with the Orquesta Sinfonica National de Mexico and the Orquesta Sinfonica de Mineria under the baton of Carlos Miguel Prieto. The 2012-2013 season sees Gluzman traversing the globe for performances throughout North America, Europe and Asia. Of special note are performances with pianists Angela Yoffe, Lera Auerbach and cellist Ani Aznavoorian to celebrate John Neumeier’s 40th anniversary at the Hamburg Ballet; a New York City recital with pianist Angela Yoffe presented by the venerable People's Symphony Concerts, a Paris recital (also with Ms. Yoffe) at the Theatre de la Ville, and a one-night only performance of American composer Marc Neikrug's "Through Roses" co-presented by the University of Texas and The Holocaust Museum in Dallas. International dates include performances with the Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester in Berlin and the Orchestre National du Capitole de Toulouse in Paris, as well as the Royal Scottish National Orchestra, National Philharmonic Orchestra of Russia, and Orchestre de la Suisse Romande. In North America, engagements include the symphony orchestras of Seattle, Atlanta, Vancouver, Kansas City and San Antonio. With ProMusica Chamber Orchestra, he not only performs but leads the ensemble, which he also does with the Tonkunstler Orchestra in Vienna in June 2013. Upcoming 2013 summer engagements include a return to Ireland’s West Cork Chamber Music Festival, and the Colmar and Schleswig-Holstein Festivals.

Vadim Gluzman’s extraordinary artistry both sustains the great violinistic tradition of the 19th and 20th centuries and enlivens it with the dynamism of today. The Israeli violinist appears regularly with major orchestras such as: in North America, the Chicago Symphony, San Francisco, Minnesota, Houston, Seattle, Toronto and Vancouver Symphony Orchestras; in Europe, the London Philharmonic, London Symphony, BBC Symphony, Royal Scottish National Orchestra, the Munich, Dresden and Czech Philharmonic Orchestras, Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin, Orchestre de la Suisse Romande, and Finnish Radio Symphony; in Israel, the Israel Philharmonic and Jerusalem Symphony, and in Asia, the NHK and KBS Orchestras.

His collaborators among the world’s foremost conductors include Neeme Jarvi, Andrew Litton, Marek Janowski, Itzhak Perlman, Paavo Jarvi, Michael Tilson Thomas, Kristjan Jarvi, Rafael Fruhbeck de Burgos, Hannu Lintu, Kazushi Ono, Peter Oundjian, Vassili Sinaisky, Tugan Sokhiev and Michail Jurowski. Numbering among his festival appearances are Verbier, Ravinia, Lockenhaus, Pablo Casals, Colmar, Jerusalem, Schwetzinger Festspiele, Festival de Radio France.

Beyond interpreting established or rediscovered works, Vadim Gluzman is a passionate advocate of new music and has collaborated with a number of today's foremost composers, such as Arvo Part, Peteris Vasks, Lera Auerbach, Giya Kancheli, Michael Daugherty, Sofia Gubaidulina, Menachem Wiesenberg, and Richard Rodney Bennett, premiering their works in concert and in recordings. In recent seasons he has given the UK premieres of Michael Daugherty's Fire and Blood with the London Symphony Orchestra conducted by Kristjan Jarvi (2010-11), and of Balys Dvarionas’s Violin Concerto in B minor with the BBC Symphony Orchestra conducted by Thomas Sondergard (2011-12).

In the recording arena, Vadim Gluzman’s most recent recording is Gubaidulina’s In tempus praesens (August 2011) with the Luzerner Sinfonieorchester under Jonathan Nott. Gluzman’s spring 2011 release of works by Max Bruch with the Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Andrew Litton, including the much-loved Violin Concerto No. 1, prompted reviewers to draw comparisons with such Golden Age players as Kreisler and Oistrakh; in France, it won a Diapason d’Or de l’Annee 2011 award for best concerto and a Clef de l’Annee 2011 in the chamber music category from ResMusica, as well as a Choc de Classica 2011, while in the UK it was named Editor’s Choice by Classic FM Magazine, Orchestral Choice by BBC Music Magazine and was a Selection of the Month by The Strad Magazine. This crowns and continues the acclaim for Gluzman’s recorded catalogue, which includes works by Barber, Bernstein, Bloch, Dvarionas, Glazunov, Korngold, Part, Shostakovich and Tchaikovsky and a collection of virtuoso show-pieces, Fireworks, with Angela Yoffe at the piano.

Vadim Gluzman was born in 1973 in the former Soviet Union and began studying the violin at the age of seven. Before moving in 1990 to Israel, 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, Mr. 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 1690 ‘ex-Leopold Auer’ Stradivari, on extended loan to him through the generosity of the Stradivari Society of Chicago.

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