Vadim Gluzman

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Vadim Gluzman (Вадим Михайлович Глузман, born 1973) is a Ukrainian-born Israeli classical violinist.

Born in the former Soviet Union, Vadim Gluzman spent most of his childhood in Riga, Latvia. His father is a conductor and clarinet player, and his mother a musicologist. Gluzman began violin studies at age 7.[1][2] He studied with Roman Šnē in Latvia and Zakhar Bron in Russia. In 1990, his family moved to Israel, where he became a student of Yair Kless. He also met Isaac Stern who became an important mentor.[3] In the United States, Gluzman's teachers were Arkady Fomin and, at the Juilliard School, Dorothy DeLay and Masao Kawasaki. Early in his career, Gluzman enjoyed the encouragement and support of Isaac Stern. In 1994, he received the Henryk Szeryng Foundation Career Award.[2]

Gluzman plays a 1690 Stradivarius violin known as the "Ex-Leopold Auer" (after its previous owner, Hungarian violinist Leopold Auer). It is on extended loan from the Stradivari Society of Chicago.[2]

Vadim Gluzman has performed with many of the world's leading orchestras including Chicago Symphony, London Philharmonic, Israel Philharmonic, London Symphony Orchestra, Leipzig Gewandhaus, Munich Philharmonic, San Francisco Symphony, Minnesota Orchestra and NHK Symphony. He has recorded or performed live the premieres of works by Giya Kancheli, Peteris Vasks, Lera Auerbach (24 Preludes, recorded on BIS),[4] and Sofia Gubaidulina.[2]

His recording of Bruch's Violin Concerto No. 1 (BIS) was awarded a Diapason d'Or in 2011.[5]


  1. ^ Jessica Duchen (14 April 2011). "Vadim Gluzman, the Accidental Virtuoso". The Jewish Chronicle Online. Retrieved 19 July 2012. 
  2. ^ a b c d "Vadim Gluzman: Biography". Vadim Gluzman. Retrieved 19 July 2012. 
  3. ^ Laurie Niles (25 November 2009). " interview with Vadim Gluzman". Retrieved 7 August 2014. 
  4. ^ "Auerbach: 24 Preludes for Violin and Piano". Presto Classical. Retrieved 18 August 2014. 
  5. ^ "Vadim Gluzman wins a Diapason d'Or de l'Année". Barrett Vantage Artists. 28 November 2011. Retrieved 21 August 2014. 

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