Vadim Gluzman is one of the world's premier violin soloists. Born in the former Soviet Union in the early 1970's, Gluzman career took off in Israel, where he met cellist Thomas Loewenheim, establishing a friendship that continues to this day.
Today Loewenheim now leads the Fresno State Symphony Orchestra, and the two friends are re-united for two concerts, a chamber music trio on Thursday night at Fresno State, and a Saturday night performance at the university featuring Gluzman and the orchestra. The trio performance is sponsored in part by the Philip Lorenz Memorial Keyboard Concert Series.
Gluzman stopped by the Valley Public Radio studios to talk about his music, his mentors like the great Isaac Stern, and the amazing history of his Stradivarius violin.