Vadim Gluzman is a welcome guest with the Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra, the London Symphony Orchestra, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and other leading orchestras. He has collaborated with such conductors as Neeme Järvi, Michael Tilson Thomas and Semyon Bychkov.
A number of composers have written new works for the Israeli violinist, who is an ardent advocate of contemporary music. His premiere performances, both live and recorded, include compositions by Sofia Gubaidulina, Giya Kancheli, Pēteris Vasks, Michael Daugherty and Lera Auerbach.
As a chamber musician, Gluzman has made appearances at the music festivals of Verbier, Tanglewood, Ravinia and Lockenhaus. Together with pianist Angela Yoffe, his wife and recital partner, he founded the North Shore Chamber Music Festival in Chicago.
Gluzman was born in the former Soviet Union in 1973 and moved to Israel in 1990, where he studied with Yair Kless. He went on to study with Arkady Fomin in Dallas and with Dorothy DeLay and Masao Kawasaki at the Juilliard School in New York.
Early in his career, Gluzman enjoyed the encouragement and mentorship of the illustrious Isaac Stern. In 1994, he received the prestigious Henryk Szeryng Foundation Career Award.
Gluzman is making his first guest appearance with the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra in the 2017–18 season.
He plays the 1690 ‘ex-Leopold Auer’ Stradivari on extended loan to him by the Stradivari Society of Chicago.