We again experience the glorious sound of Vadim Gluzman as he returns to play Prokofiev’s soaring and energetic Violin Concerto No. 2 on the extraordinary 1690 ‘Leopold Auer’ Stradivarius. All three composers in this program were fellow-survivors of the Stalinist era who struggled to maintain their creative freedom during a time of great repression in their homeland. The program opens with the lush folk-inspired melodies of Aram Khachaturian’s Suite from Masquerade and concludes with Shostakovich’s transcendent and inspiring Symphony No. 11.
“Gluzman stood out for his big, room-filling tone and his probing emotionality.”
Chris Waddington, The Times-Picayune (New Orleans)
Vadim Gluzman was recently named one of the top 30 violinists of the 20th century and hailed as “the next Itzhak Perlman.” His 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.
The Israeli violinist collaborates regularly with leading conductors, and he has performed with the major symphony orchestras, including the Berlin Philharmonic, Boston Symphony, Cleveland Orchestra, and Chicago Symphony.