Vadim Gluzman & Angela Yoffe
Stravinsky: Suite Italienne
Bloch: Baal Shem Suite
Kancheli: Suite of miniatures
Ravel: Tzigane (Rhapsodie de concert)
Universally recognized among today’s top-performing artists, Vadim Gluzman 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 catalog of award-winning recordings exclusively for the BIS label.
The Israeli violinist appears regularly with major orchestras such as the Berlin Philharmonic, Boston Symphony, Chicago Symphony, Cleveland Orchestra, Israel Philharmonic, Leipzig Gewandhaus, London Symphony, Orchestre de Paris, Philadelphia Orchestra, and the Royal Concertgebouw. Gluzman has enjoyed collaborations with many of today’s leading conductors, including Semyon Bychkov, Riccardo Chailly, Sir Andrew Davis, Christoph von Dohnányi, Neeme Järvi, Paavo Järvi, Hannu Lintu, Tugan Sokhiev, Michael Tilson Thomas, Jukka-Pekka Saraste. His festival appearances include performances at Lockenhaus, Ravinia, Tanglewood, and Verbier, as well as the North Shore Chamber Music Festival in Chicago, founded by Gluzman and pianist Angela Yoffe, his wife and recital partner.
Highlights of his 2019-20 season include performances with Orchestre de Paris under Tugan Sokhiev and the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra in Carnegie Hall, concerts with the BBC Philharmonic, Detroit and Houston Symphony Orchestras, St. Petersburg Philharmonic, HR Frankfurt Radio Symphony, Lucerne Symphony, Dresden Philharmonic, Iceland Symphony, Staatskapelle Weimar, and Orchestre National de Lyon. He will lead performances with the Moscow Virtuosi Chamber Orchestra and the ProMusica Chamber Orchestra in Columbus, Ohio, where he serves as Creative Partner and Principal Guest Artist. Also this season, Mr. Gluzman will give the world premiere performances of a new violin concerto by Erkki-Sven Tüür with the HR Frankfurt Radio Symphony under Andris Poga, Joshua Roman’s Double Concerto with the ProMusica Chamber Orchestra, conducted by David Danzmayr, Moritz Eggert’s Mir mit Dir commissioned by the Kronberg Academy to celebrate Beethoven’s 250th anniversary year, as well as UK premiere of Sofia Gubaidulina’s Triple Concerto with BBC Philharmonic under Omer Meir Wellber. He has given live and recorded premieres of other works by Sofia Gubaidulina, as well as Giya Kancheli, Elena Firsova, Pēteris Vasks, Michael Daugherty, and most recently Lera Auerbach. Vadim Gluzman’s latest CD for the BIS label features Brahms’ Violin Concerto in D major with the Lucerne Symphony conducted by James Gaffigan and includes the composer’s Sonata No.1 for Violin and Piano, performed with pianist Angela Yoffe.
Accolades for his extensive discography include the Diapason d’Or of the Year, Gramophone’s Editor’s Choice, Classica magazine’s 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 7. He studied with Roman Šnē 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 Stern’s passing in 2001. Mr. Gluzman serves as Distinguished Artist in Residence at the Peabody Conservatory in Baltimore and teaches at the Keshet Eilon International Music Center in Israel. He performs on the legendary 1690 ‘ex-Leopold Auer’ Stradivari on extended loan to him through the generosity of the Stradivari Society of Chicago.
ANGELA YOFFE, Piano Pianist, producer, and educator Angela Yoffe, is widely admired for her dazzling musicianship and passion for music education. Yoffe is the founder and executive director of The Music Makers, an international organization that produces Chicago’s annual North Shore Chamber Music Festival, the Music Makers Israel, and the Arkady Fomin Scholarship Fund, which has provided early career support, guidance, and inspiration to more than 25 gifted young artists from around the world interested in pursuing a career as a performer. Yoffe is also the founder of the Collaborative Piano Class at the Chicago College of Performing Arts at Roosevelt University. Her Creative Learning Program has led collaborative projects with the International Center on Deafness and the Arts and the Lurie Children’s hospital. Angela Yoffe has performed as a chamber musician and recitalist in New York, Washington, Chicago, San Francisco, Dallas, London, Berlin, Paris, Tel Aviv, Geneva, Rome and Tokyo among others. She has appeared as soloist with the Seattle Symphony, the Omaha Symphony, SWR Stuttgart Radio Orchestra, the Hamburg Symphony and with New York’s Jupiter Symphony under the batons of Andrey Boreyko, Gerard Schwarz, Jens Nygaard, and other leading conductors.
Yoffe has been invited to perform at the Verbier Festival in Switzerland, Lockenhaus Festival in Austria, Festival de Radio France, Schleswig-Holstein Festival, Colmar Festival in France, MIDEM Festival, Ravinia Festival, Pablo Casals Festival in Puerto Rico, the Schwetzingen Festspiele, and the Bantry Festival in West Cork. Angela Yoffe records exclusively for BIS Records and her discography includes a recent album of Sergey Prokofiev’s Violin and Piano Sonatas with violinist Vadim Gluzman. Her world premiere recording of Lera Auerbach’s “24 Preludes for Violin and Piano” (composed for Ms. Yoffe and Mr. Gluzman) was released on BIS Records to rave reviews, as well as their other albums: “Time and Again,” “Ballet for a Lonely Violinist,” and “Fireworks”. Ms. Yoffe was born in Riga, Latvia into a family of respected musicians. After studying piano performance in the Soviet Union and Israel, she continued with Joaquín Achúcarro and Jonathan Feldman in the United States and became an assistant to Dorothy DeLay at the Juilliard School of Music. Angela resides between Chicago and Tel Aviv with her husband, violinist Vadim Gluzman, and their daughter Orli.