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March 29, 2007

Vadim Gluzman in Concert

Filed under: Interview,Music,Review — tmyers2002 @ 8:03 pm

Vadim GluzmanVadim Gluzman feels that it’s important to give modern composers a chance. In this interview with Mary Ellyn Hutton of the Cincinnati Post he talks about the Bernstein Serenade, his affinity for modern music, and his studies with Arkady Fomin. Speaking of Bernstein’s Seranade, Gluzman performed it with the Pavo Jaarvi and the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra and in her review for the Enquirer Janelle Gelfand called Gluzman’s sound “sweet and beatifully shaped, with a long effortless line”, and Mary Ellyn Hutton reviewing it for the Post said Gluzman played with “elegance, precision, and extreme tonal beauty.”

An earlier performance in Seattle of Mozart’s Violin Concerto No. 4 with the Seattle Symphony Orchestra under guest conductor Vasilly Sinaisky also earned a strong review from Melinda Bargreen of the Seattle Times, describing Gluzman as “all patrician elegance” with “well-rounded tone and beautiful legato lines.” R.M. Campbell of the Seattle Post-Intelligencer simply stated that Gluzman’s playing was “breathtaking in its effortlessness.”

Finally, performing Sofia Gubaidulina’s Offertorium for Violin and Orchestra with the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra under Bramwell Tovey caused reviewer Alexander Varty of to lead the audience in a standing ovation, while this blogger over at called it horrifying, but in a good way.


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