Free Masterclass with world-renowned Israeli violinist Vadim Gluzman Thursday, May 4, 2017, Weill Hall, Green Music Center

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Vadim Gluzman, world-renowned Stradivari violin virtuoso, will hold a masterclass on Thursday, May 4, 2017 with two Santa Rosa Symphony Youth Orchestra (SRSYO) students at Weill Hall, Green Music Center on Thursday, May 4, 2017. The SRSYO students who will be participating are concertmaster Alex Chui and Miranda Ronan. Each of these fourteen-year-old students will have an individualized lesson with Henryk Szeryng Foundation Career Award winner Gluzman, which will include questions posed by the audience.

A masterclass is an open lesson, during which a participating student performs a solo work and is coached by a master teacher. The audience listens and learns as observers. It is a fun and informative opportunity to see a top-flight musician share his or her insights and techniques and see a student learn and grow before everyone’s eyes.

The public is invited to this FREE event, but must reserve a ticket through the SRS Patron Services at (707) 546-8742.

Vadim Gluzman, who will be the guest artist for the Santa Rosa Symphony’s season finale, “Vadim Returns!” May 6, 7, 8, is acclaimed for his old-world lyricism, passion and virtuosity and is considered a torchbearer to the Golden Age of violin playing. His extraordinary artistry brings to life the glorious violinistic tradition of the 19th and 20th centuries, making him the closest thing being able to hear Heifetz play once more in a concert hall.

“Gluzman stood out for his big, room-filling tone and his probing emotionality.” – TIMES-PICAYUNE (New Orleans)

Born in the former Soviet Union in 1973, Gluzman began violin his studies at seven, studied with Roman Sne in Latvia, Zakhar Bron in Russia,Yair Kless in Israel, Arkady Fomin in Dallas and with Dorothy DeLay and Masao Kawasaki at Juilliard School. He was also encouraged and mentored by Isaac Stern until Stern’s passing.

Included in Jean-Michel Molkhou's Great Violinists of the Twentieth Century, Volume 2 (Buchet-Chastel, 2014), Gluzman’s chapter is entitled “In the footsteps of the great old masters”. The book highlights the careers and artistry of the top 30 contemporary violinists.

Artist Bio: Vadim Gluzman, violin

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 Christoph von Dohnányi, Tugan Sokhiev, Sir Andrew Davis, Neeme Järvi, Michael Tilson Thomas, Semyon Bychkov, Jukka-Pekka Saraste, Paavo Järvi, Hannu Lintu and Peter Oundjian. His festival appearances include performances at Verbier, Tanglewood, Ravinia, and Lockenhaus, as well as the North Shore Chamber Music Festival in Chicago, Illinois, which was founded by Gluzman and pianist Angela Yoffe, his wife and recital partner.


Highlights of his 2016-17 season include appearances in London at The Proms with the BBC Symphony and Edward Gardner, with the Chicago Symphony under Neeme Järvi, the NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchestra Hamburg under Christoph von Dohnányi, the Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin under Tugan Sokhiev, and with the Orchestre de Paris under Juraj Valčuha. He will tour the United States with the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, including an engagement in New York at Carnegie Hall, and perform with Baltimore Symphony, NHK Orchestra in Tokyo, and the Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France in Paris, among other engagements. Gluzman will lead performances with the Franz Liszt Chamber Orchestra and the ProMusica Chamber Orchestra in Columbus, Ohio, where he continues in his third year as Creative Partner and Principal Guest Artist.

This season Mr. Gluzman will give the world premiere performances of new concertos written for him by two of today’s most important composers: Sofia Gubaidulina’s Triple Concerto for Violin, Cello and Bayan with Elsbeth Moser, Nicolas Altstaedt and the NDR Radio Philhamonic in Hannover under Andrew Manze; and Elena Firsova’s Concerto for Violin and Cello with Johannes Moser and the Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin under Tugan Sokhiev. Gluzman has given live and recorded premieres of other works by Gubaidulina, as well as Giya Kancheli, Peteris Vasks, Michael Daugherty, and most recently, Lera Auerbach.

Vadim Gluzman’s latest CD for the BIS label features Sergey Prokofiev’s Violin Concertos No. 1 and 2, as well as the composer’s Sonata for Violin Solo, with Estonian National Orchestra conducted by Neeme Järvi. Accolades for his extensive discography on BIS 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 seven. 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.

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