Vadim Gluzman, violin & leader
Julian Rhee, violin
Universally recognized among today’s top performing artists, Vadim Gluzman breathes new life and passion into the golden era of the 19th and 20th centuries‘ violin tradition. 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 exclusively for the BIS label. 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 honors from The Strad, BBC Music Magazine, and ClassicFM.
The Israeli violinist appears with world’s leading orchestras and conductors, including performances with Tugan Sokhiev and the Berlin Philharmonic, Boston and Chicago Symphony and Orchestre de Paris; Riccardo Chailly with the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra and the Gewandhaus Orchestra, as well as with the Cleveland Orchestra under the batons of Hannu Lintu and Michail Jurowski. He appears at Ravinia, Tanglewood, Grant Park, Colmar and the North Shore Chamber Music Festival, which he founded in 2011.
Highlights of the current season include performances with Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France and Vassily Petrenko, NHK Symphony Orchestra under Tugan Sokhiev, Staatskapelle Dresden with Omer Meir Wellber, Gothenburg Symphony and Santtu-Matias Rouvali, Bamberg Symphony under Mikko Frank as well as Utah, Kansas City and Detroit Symphonies, Stuttgart Philharmonic, KBS Symphony and the Danish Radio Orchestra among others.
Mr. Gluzman also leads performances with the Moscow Virtuosi Chamber Orchestra, Franz Liszt Chamber Orchestra and the ProMusica Chamber Orchestra in Columbus, Ohio, where he serves as a Creative Partner and Principal Guest Artist.
Gluzman has premiered works by Sofia Gubaidulina, Moritz Eggert, Giya Kancheli, Elena Firsova, Pēteris Vasks, Michael Daugherty and Lera Auerbach. In the upcoming seasons he will introduce new violin concertos by Erkki-Sven Tüür and Joshua Roman.
Distinguished Artist in Residence at the Peabody Conservatory in Baltimore, Gluzman plays the legendary 1690 ‘ex-Leopold Auer’ Stradivari on extended loan to him through the generosity of the Stradivari Society of Chicago.
Julian Rhee is quickly gaining recognition as an emerging artist and performer, praised for his “sophisticated, assured tone, superb intonation, and the kind of poise and showmanship that thrills audiences.” (The Strad)
An avid soloist, Julian made his Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra debut at age 8, and has gone on to perform with orchestras including the Aspen Philharmonic, Wisconsin Philharmonic, San Jose Chamber, Avanti, San Diego, Pittsburgh, Eugene, and Madison Symphony Orchestras. He has performed in an array of venues including Ravinia’s Bennett Gordon Hall, Heinz Hall, the Overture Center for the Arts, Teatro El Círculo in Argentina, The Musikverein in Vienna, Bartok Hall in Hungary, New World Center, and the John F. Kennedy Center.
Julian is a winner of the 2021 Astral Artists’ National Auditions, and in January of 2020, was named the first prize winner of the Elmar Oliveira International Competition, where he was also awarded the special Community Engagement Award. A top prize winner of the Johansen and Klein International Competitions, Julian has performed at the John F. Kennedy Center as a Presidential Scholar and received his medal at the White House.
A passionate chamber musician, Julian’s performance on violin and viola earned him and his String Quartet first prize in the A.N. & Pearl G. Barnett Chamber Music Competition, Rembrandt, Fischoff and the M-Prize International Chamber Arts Competition. He has performed at and attended festivals including the Heifetz Institute, Four Seasons Chamber Music Festival, Ravinia Steans Institute, Rockport Music, NorthShore Chamber Music Festival, and Pierce Hill for the Performing Arts. He has also appeared alongside Time for Three on NPR’s From the Top, Jupiter Chamber Players, 98.7 WFMT’s Introductions, Milwaukee Public Television, and Wisconsin Public Radio and Television.
Julian studied with Almita Vamos and Hye-Sun Lee at the Music Institute of Chicago Academy. He is currently pursuing a Bachelor of Music degree with Miriam Fried at the New England Conservatory.Back