On Saturday, July 17, at 6:30 p.m., Israeli violinist Vadim Gluzman will take the stage with the Clavier Trio in the EcoLuxe atrium at The Springs Resort and Spa in the second concert of the Music in the Mountains classical music series.
Gluzman has been lauded by critics and audiences alike as a performer of great depth, virtuosity, and technical brilliance. He has performed as a soloist with top orchestras around the world, recently appearing with the Chicago Symphony and a debut performance at the Royal Festival Hall in London.
The beautiful new EcoLuxe atrium at The Springs Resort and Spa provides a warm and inviting atmosphere as well as excellent acoustics and visibility. Seating is limited to 150 people and is not assigned, so purchase your tickets now at the Chamber of Commerce or online at www.musicinthemountains.com and plan to arrive early to choose your preferred seat. Tickets are $40 for adults and $6 for children under age 15.
Born in Ukraine into a family of professional musicians, Vadim Gluzman began studying the violin at the age of 7. Before moving to Israel in 1990, he studied under Zakhar Bron and later under Yair Kless in Tel Aviv. He also studied in the United States under Arkady Fomin (Clavier Trio violinist), and at The Julliard School under the late Dorothy DeLay and Masao Kawasaki. Early in his career he enjoyed the encouragement and support of renowned violinist, Isaac Stern.
Concertgoers will have the rare treat of hearing Gluzman play on the extraordinary 1690 ex-Leopold Auer Stradivarius, on extended loan to him through the generosity for the Stradivari Society of Chicago.
Steve Osborn of The San Francisco Classical Voice said, “When Gluzman began to play, the sound that emerged from his Strad was both liquid and golden.”
Vadim Gluzman will appear with Clavier Trio artists Arkady Fomin on violin, Jesus-Castro Balbi on cello, and David Kerevaar on piano and will play works of Beethoven and Prokofiev. This ensemble of world-class instrumentalists will certainly provide the high quality performance Music in the Mountains audiences have come to expect and appreciate.
The final concert of the season, on Friday, July 30, will feature pianist Aviram Reichert with Paul Garner on clarinet, Laura Leisring on bassoon, Erin Hannigan on oboe, and Greg Hustis on French horn.
“It is our privilege once again to bring these outstanding musicians to our community,” says Janis Moomaw, who chairs the Music in the Mountains steering committee. “We are grateful to our patrons and sponsors for their generous support and continued dedication to bringing the highest quality arts to Pagosa Springs.”