Vadim Gluzman shares stage with ProMusica for December concerts

Artistic leaders Gluzman and Danzmayr join forces with Brahms’ Violin Concerto

(Columbus) – Fresh from concert appearances in Munich and Hamburg, ProMusica’s Creative Partner and Principal Guest Artist violinist Vadim Gluzman reunites with Music Director David Danzmayr and the orchestra for a powerful concert in December. Gluzman will showcase his formidable talents with Brahms’ Violin Concerto – the only violin concerto Johannes Brahms ever wrote, and one of his most enduring compositions.

Vadim Plays Brahms will be presented on Saturday, Dec. 10 at 7 p.m. and Sunday, Dec. 11 at 7 p.m. at the Southern Theatre, located downtown at 21 E. Main Street.

The program will begin with Unsuk Chin’s subito con forza. Chin is a South Korean female composer of contemporary classical music, currently based in Germany, and subito con forza was originally composed as part of the Beethoven 250 celebrations in 2020. Next, Gluzman joins the orchestra for Brahms’ 1878 Violin Concerto in D Major, Op. 77. Sir James McMillan’s One follows – a chamber orchestra piece first performed in London in 2012. Felix Mendelssohn’s triumphant work, composed in 1830, Symphony No. 5 “Reformation, closes the show.

“We are so lucky to have David and Vadim at the artistic helm of ProMusica; and each year when they reunite to take the stage together, you can expect a musical experience filled with power, joy and emotion,” said Janet Chen, CEO of ProMusica. “The holiday months are often synonymous with being with family – so to present our December concerts with our closest musical family and with all our audiences will be very special.”

Gluzman joined ProMusica Chamber Orchestra in 2013 as Creative Partner and Principal Guest Artist. Universally recognized among today’s top performing artists, 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.

The Israeli violinist appears with the world’s leading orchestras and conductors, including Tugan Sokhiev with the Berlin Philharmonic, Boston Symphony and Orchestre de Paris; Neeme Järvi with Chicago Symphony and Orchestre de la Suisse Romande; Riccardo Chailly with the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra and the Gewandhaus Orchestra; Santtu-Matias Rouvali with Gothenburg Symphony and Philharmonia Orchestr; as well as with the Cleveland Orchestra under the batons of Hannu Lintu and Michail Jurowski. He appears at internationally renowned music festivals, including Ravinia, Tanglewood, Grant Park, Colmar and the North Shore Chamber Music Festival that he founded in 2011.


Tickets for Vadim Plays Brahms are on sale now, ranging from $18 to $64, available through the ProMusica Box Office or via Ticketmaster. Season subscriptions are still available — including the “Create Your Own” and “Try Three” packages — online at or by phone at 614.464.0066 ext. 101. Subscriptions packages for the 2022-2023 season range from $99 to $324.

ProMusica Chamber Orchestra delivers a world-class and unique classical music experience—through innovative chamber orchestra programming, education outreach, audience intimacy, and artistic excellence. Recognized for its commitment to performing new and contemporary repertoire, ProMusica has commissioned 68 new works and has presented more than 110 premieres.

Bringing worldwide talent to Columbus since 1978, ProMusica offers an adventurous musical experience through intimate performances on the stages of the Southern Theatre and The Fives. The orchestra, comprised of 37 musicians, showcases homegrown talents, rising stars, and guest artists of international acclaim. Beyond the concert hall, the orchestra is equally at home throughout the community, serving thousands of individuals through key education and outreach programs. Known for its dual traditions of artistic integrity and fiscal responsibility, ProMusica is now in its 44th season.

ProMusica’s 2022-2023 season is supported by the Greater Columbus Arts Council, The Columbus Foundation, the Ohio Arts Council, Nationwide, the Reinberger Foundation, and the ProMusica Sustaining Board. Media support is provided by WOSU Classical 101 FM.