Maxim Eshkenazy to conduct new violin virtuoso Vadim Gluzman
The concert with the Classic FM Radio Orchestra is scheduled for January 31, as part of the Music of America concert series
January 8, 2014, Sofia
Vadim Gluzman, who is one of the most brilliant young violinists of our time will be making his Bulgarian debut at the end of January. He will be performing as soloist of the Classic FM Radio Orchestra under the baton of Bulgaria’s favorite Maxim Eshkenazy. The concert is to take place on January 31 at 7:30PM, and is part of the Music of America concert series, presented by Cantus Firmus music company and America for Bulgaria Foundation.
Mr. Gluzman will be performing a Russian masterpiece – Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto. Only days before his debut in Sofia, the famed soloist will be playing the same concerto in two consecutive evenings at Verizon Hall in Philadelphia (2,500 seats) with the reputed Philadelphia Orchestra. Vadim Gluzman is coming to Sofia with his remarkable Stradivari violin, a 1690 ex-Leopold Auer, which was given to him on extended loan by the Stradivari Society in Chicago.
“His career is currently taking off at lightning speed,” says Maxim Eshkenazy on behalf of the talented violinist. The two musicians have known each other for over ten years, from the time when Eshkenazy was Assistant Conductor of the American Youth Orchestra. Later on, they met again, with Eshkenazy conducting the Pacific Symphony, and Gluzman performing the Brahms Violin Concerto as soloist.
Vadim Gluzman was born in 1973. He studied with famed Russian pedagogue Zakhar Bron. Later, he continued his studies at The Juilliard School in New York, in the violin studio of legendary Dorothy DeLay. Early on in his career, Gluzman was supported by Isaac Stern, and in 1994 the young violinist receieved the prestigious Henryk Szeryng Foundation Career Award. Vadim Gluzman is regularly featured as soloist of some of the leading orchestras in the world, including the Chicago Symphony, the San Francisco Symphony Orchestra, the London Philharmonic, the BBC Symphony, the Gewandhaus Orchestra in Leipzig, the Munich Philharmonic, the Stuttgart Radio Symphony Orchestra, and L’Orchestre de la Suisse Romande, among others.