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News contact: Sadie Prater, UTD, (972) 883-2972, [email protected]

UTD To Present Violinist Vadim Gluzman
In A Tribute to Issac Stern on March 29

Ukrainian violinist Vadim GluzmanRICHARDSON, Texas (Feb. 27, 2003) -The University of Texas at Dallas (UTD) will present 29-year-old Ukrainian violinist Vadim Gluzman in a concert in honor of the late Isaac Stern (1920-2001) on Saturday, March 29, at 8 p.m. in the UTD Conference Center on campus.

The concert will include Sonata #1 in C Major, Op.78 and Scherzo in c minor from the F.A.E. Sonata by Brahms, Six Romanian Folk Songs, Sz. 56 by Bartok, Niggun from the Baal-Shem Suite (Three Pictures of Hassidic Life) by Bloch and Tzigane by Ravel. Gluzman will be accompanied by his spouse, pianist Angela Yoffe.

In 1991, Gluzman, then a teenager, was granted five minutes to play for Stern, one of the greatest violinists ever. A wonderful friendship was born immediately, and through Stern's recommendation, a year later the America-Israel Cultural Foundation loaned Gluzman the Pietro Guarneri violin. Two years after that, Gluzman was named recipient of the prestigious Henryk Szeryng Foundation 1994 Career Award.

In 1996, Gluzman became the owner of a bow from the Szeryng collection. He now plays the outstanding 1690 ex-Leopold Auer Stradivarius on extended loan to him through the generous efforts of the Stradivari Society of Chicago, a unique organization that brings together the most precious instruments by the greatest makers and their owners, together with exceptional young talent.

Gluzman comes to UTD as part of an extensive tour of the United States and Canada. Tickets to the concert are $20 general admission and $15 for students. They will be on sale Mondays to Fridays from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. in the Art & Performance Office in the Visual Arts Building on the UTD campus and will be available at the door one hour prior to show time. Tickets also are available for purchase by phone during ticket office hours by calling 972-883-2982 and charging with Visa or MasterCard.

For information about the many musical, arts, theatre, dance and other performances and exhibitions held throughout the year at UTD, please call 972-UTD-ARTS (972-883-2787), e-mail [email protected] or visit the School of Arts and Humanities' web site at http://www.utdallas.edu/ah/. Persons with disabilities needing special accommodations may call 972-883-2982, Texas Relay Operator 1-800-RELAYVV.

About UTD
The University of Texas at Dallas, located at the convergence of Richardson, Plano and Dallas in the heart of the complex of major multinational technology corporations known as the Telecom Corridor, enrolls more than 13,000 students. The school's freshman class traditionally stands at the forefront of Texas state universities in terms of average SAT scores. The university offers a broad assortment of bachelor's, master's and doctoral degree programs. For additional information about UTD, please visit the university's Web site at http://www.utdallas.edu/.

About Vadim Gluzman
Ukrainian violist Vadim Gluzman is considered to be one of the hottest young soloists currently performing on the international concert stage. A critic for The Washington Post recently stated that he has "a commanding technique, spontaneity, and visionary breadth ... capable of both delicate nuances and incendiary passion." And in a review written during his current concert tour, The Detroit News music critic Lawrence B. Johnson proclaimed, "In many ways, the 29-year-old Gluzman recalls the late Isaac Stern in his prime. Gluzman possesses Stern's rare passion, his physical strength and his electrifying propensity for altering rhythms and phrases. In other words, there is Stern's singular Gypsy spirit in Gluzman - and that quality extends to a consummate sweetness in his playing ... unflagging brilliance and memorable originality."

Gluzman has performed throughout the United States, Europe, Russia, Japan and Canada as a soloist, chamber musician and in duos with his wife, pianist Angela Yoffe. In 2001, Gluzman made his Carnegie Hall concerto debut and his third consecutive tour of Japan. Gluzman studied with Zakhar Bron and later with Yair Kless at the Rubin Academy of Music in Tel-Aviv and has also studied in the U.S. with Arkady Fomin and at the Juilliard School with Dorothy DeLay and Masao Kawasaki.

For more information on Gluzman, please visit his website at http://www.vadimgluzman.com/.

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