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Vadim Gluzman Reflects On Mentors, Old Friends In Fresno Visit

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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. 

Joe Moore is the President and General Manager of Valley Public Radio. During his tenure, he's helped lead the station through major programming changes and the COVID-19 pandemic, while maintaining the station's financial health. From 2010-2018 he served as the station's Director of Program Content. In that role, he also served as the host of Valley Edition, and helped launch and grow the station's award-winning local news department. He is a Fresno native and a graduate of California State University, Fresno.
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