Vadim Gluzman was born in the Ukraine in 1973 and began studying the violin at the age of seven. He studied with Zakhar Bron and later, after moving to Israel in 1990, with Yair Kless. He also studied in the USA with Arkady Fomin, Dorothy DeLay and Masao Kawasaki.
Early in his career, Gluzman was encouraged and supported by Isaac Stern, and in 1994 he received the Henryk Szeryng Foundation Career Award. He plays the 1690 ex-Leopold Auer Stradivarius, and has appeared throughout the world as a soloist and in duo recitals with his pianist wife Angela Yoffe.
A selection of M&V articles about Vadim Gluzman
CD Spotlight. Highly Stirring - Vadim Gluzman plays Brahms, heard by Lucas Ball. 'Gluzman and Yoffe are at their most energetic and communicative.'
Ensemble. Seated on a Cloud - Vadim Gluzman and the London Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Vassily Sinaisky, reviewed by Bill Newman
Ensemble. Poise and Grace - Bill Newman listens to Emre Engin and Alison Rhind
Ensemble. A Remarkable Event - Paul Sarcich visits the West Cork Chamber Music Festival
Ensemble. Grandly Romantic - Vadim Gluzman on stage with the Boca Raton Symphonia, reviewed by Lawrence Budmen
CD Spotlight. A Memorable Disc - Vadim Gluzman plays Tchaikovsky and Glazunov, enjoyed by Robert Anderson. 'Vadim Gluzman is a violinist of remarkable gifts.'
CD Spotlight. An Interesting Mix - Sacred treasures, enjoyed by Robert Hugill. '... certainly intoxicating.'
CD Spotlight. Focus on Loneliness - Music by Lera Auerbach and Shostakovich [listen], reviewed by Howard Smith. '... unfailing virtuosity.'
Record box. A generous recital - Vadim Gluzman plays Schnittke, Pärt, Vasks and Kancheli, recommended by Howard Smith
Ensemble. Gypsy fire - Lawrence Budmen is impressed by Ukrainian violinist Vadim Gluzman