Vadim Gluzman’s extraordinary artistry 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 catalogue of award-winning recordings exclusively for the BIS label.

The Israeli violinist appears regularly with major orchestras such as the Berlin Philharmonic, Boston Symphony, Cleveland Orchestra, Chicago Symphony, Philadelphia Orchestra, San Francisco Symphony, Israel Philharmonic, London Philharmonic, London Symphony, and Leipzig Gewandhaus. Gluzman has enjoyed collaborations with many of today’s leading conductors, including Riccardo Chailly, Christoph von Dohnányi, Tugan Sokhiev, Sir Andrew Davis, Neeme Järvi, Michael Tilson Thomas, Semyon Bychkov, Jukka-Pekka Saraste, Paavo Järvi, and Hannu Lintu. His festival appearances include performances at Verbier, Tanglewood, Ravinia, and Lockenhaus, as well as the North Shore Chamber Music Festival in Chicago, founded by Gluzman and pianist Angela Yoffe, his wife and recital partner.

Highlights of his 2017-18 season include appearances with the Boston Symphony under Tugan Sokhiev and debut performances with the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra under Riccardo Chailly. Mr. Gluzman returns to Leipzig’s Gewandhaus Orchestra and celebrates Leonard Bernstein’s centennial year with performances of his Serenade for violin and orchestra with both the BBC Symphony in London and the San Francisco Symphony. He tours Europe in a piano trio with pianist Yevgeny Sudbin and cellist Johannes Moser, including engagements at London’s Wigmore Hall and Berlin’s Konzerthaus, and will appear as soloist with the Toronto, Vancouver, Oregon, Göteborg and Lucerne Symphonies, the Czech Philharmonic and the Finnish Radio Orchestra. Gluzman will lead performances with the Vienna Chamber Orchestra and the ProMusica Chamber Orchestra in Columbus, Ohio, where he continues in his fourth year as Creative Partner and Principal Guest Artist.
This season, Gluzman will give the European premiere of Sofia Gubaidulina’s Triple Concerto for Violin, Cello, and Bayan with Johannes Moser, Elsbeth Moser, and the Tonhalle Orchestra Zürich under Omer Meir Wellber. He has given live and recorded premieres of other works by Gubaidulina, as well as Giya Kancheli, Peteris Vasks, Michael Daugherty, Lera Auerbach and most recently Elena Firsova.

Vadim Gluzman’s latest CD for the BIS label features Brahms’ Violin Concerto with Lucerne Symphony conducted by James Gaffigan and includes the composer’s Sonata No.1 for Violin and Piano with Angela Yoffe. Accolades for his extensive discography 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, Gluzman began violin studies at age 7. He studied with Roman Sne 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 the Stern’s passing in 2001. In 1994 he received the prestigious Henryk Szeryng Foundation Career Award.

Vadim Gluzman plays the legendary 1690 ‘ex-Leopold Auer’ Stradivari on extended loan to him through the generosity of the Stradivari Society of Chicago.


Alban Berg

Violin Concerto "To the Memory of an Angel"

Alexander Glazunov

Violin Concerto in A minor, Op. 82

Alfred Schnittke

Concerto no. 4 for violin

Antonin Dvorak

Violin Concerto in A minor, Op. 53

Antonio Vivaldi

The Four Seasons, Op. 8
Concerto for four violins in B minor, RV 580
Concerto in A minor, RV 356
Concerto in A major, RV 350
Concerto in A major, RV 352 - "Il Ballo"
Concerto for two violins in A minor, RV 522

Aram Khachaturian

Violin Concerto in D minor, op. 46

Balys Dvarionas

Concerto for violin and orchestra

Benjamin Britten

Violin concerto, Op. 15, No. 1

Camille Saint-Saëns

Violin Concerto No. 3 in B minor, Op. 61
Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso in A minor for Violin and orchestra
Havanaise, Op. 83

Carl Nielsen

Violin Concerto Op. 33

Dmitry Shostakovich

Violin Concerto No. 1 in A minor, Op. 99
Piano Concerto No. 2 in F major, Op. 102

Edouard Lalo

Symphony Espagnole

Erich Wolfgang Korngold

Violin Concerto in D major, Op. 35

Ernest Bloch

Baal Shem: 3 pictures of Hassidic life, for violin & piano (or orchestra)

Ernest Chausson

Poeme, Op. 25

Felix Mendelssohn

Violin Concerto in E Minor, Op. 64
Concerto in D minor for Violin, Piano and String orchestra
Violin Concerto in D minor

Franz Joseph Haydn

Variations in F minor Hob. XVII:6
Violin Concerto No. 1 in C Hob.VIIa

Henri Vieuxtemps

Concerto no 5

Henryk Wieniawski

Violin Concerto No. 2 in D minor, Op. 22

Johann Sebastian Bach

Violin Concerto in A minor, BWV 1041
Violin Concerto No. 2 in E major, BWV 1042
Concerto for Two Violins in D minor, BWV 1043
Brandenburg Concerto No. 5 in D Major, BWV 1050

Johannes Brahms

Double Concerto for Violin and Cello in A minor, Op. 102
Violin Concerto in D Major, Op. 77

Julius Conus

Concerto for violin in E minor

Karl Goldmark

Concerto in A minor for violin and orchestra

Karol Szymanowski

Concerto no. 2, Op. 61

Leonard Bernstein

Serenade for Violin and strings

Lera Auerbach

Concerto for violin and orchestra, No. 2, Op. 77
Concerto for violin, piano and orchestra, Op. 40

Ludwig van Beethoven

Romance in F Major for violin and orchestra, Op. 50
Romance in G Major, Op. 40
Concerto for Violin og Orchestra in D Major, op. 61
Triple Concerto in C major, Op. 56

Maurice Ravel

Tzigane for Violin and Orchestra

Max Bruch

Violin Concerto No. 1 in G minor, Op. 26

Michael Daugherty

Fire and blood for violin and orchestra

Pablo de Sarasate

Carmen Fantasie Op. 25
Zigeunerweisen Op. 20

Peteris Vasks

'Distant Light' - Violin Concerto

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

Violin Concerto in D major, Op. 35
Valse-scherzo Op. 34
Souvenir dun lieu cher Op. 42
Sèrènade Mèlancolique for violin and orchestra, Op. 26

Richard Rodney Bennet

Concerto for violin and orchestra

Samuel Barber

Violin Concerto, Op. 14

Sergej Prokofiev

Violin Concerto No. 1 in D major, Op. 19
Violin Concerto No. 2 in G minor, Op. 63

Sofiya Asgatovna Gubaidulina

In Tempus Praesens

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Violin Concerto no. 2 in D - Major, KV 211
Violin Concerto No. 3 in G Major, KV 216
Violin Concerto No. 4 in D Major, KV 218
Violin Concerto No. 5 in A Major, KV 219
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