Man, One Violin and One Remarkable Recital
Jack Glatzer was born in Dallas, Texas. He began the study
of the violin at the age of five and at thirteen gave his
debut recital. A year later he appeared as soloist with the
Dallas Symphony under Walter Hendl. When he was seventeen
Glatzer won first prize in violin in the nation's most important
competition for young musicians, the Merriwether Post Competition
in Washington, D.C. and subsequently performed the Brahms
Concerto with the National Symphony under Howard Mitchell.
Of this performance the Washington Post wrote: "Glatzer, electing
to play one of the greatest tests of violin literature, gave
it with real musicality. He put real music-making into his
authoritative reading. He has already the marks of a real
musician and a fine violinist."
studied with several of the greatest teachers of the post-war
period, including Leonard Posner, Joseph Fuchs, Sandor Vegh
and Maxim Jacobsen. In addition to his musical studies at
Yale School of Music and the Musik Akademie of Basel, Switzerland.
He also gained degrees in history, summa cum laude, at Yale,
and with honor, at Oxford. Glatzer regularly makes concert
tours around the world.
interest is the unaccompanied repertoire for the violin; he
is celebrated not only for his interpretations of Bach, Paganini
and Bartok but also for his performances of Locatelli, Roman,
Ysaye, Bloch, Stravinsky, Elgar, Rochberg and Sculthorpe.
He is one of the very few violinists to perform all 24 Caprices
of Paganini in one concert as well as the complete solo works
of Bach in a series of two concerts.
In addition to his concert career Glatzer has been recognized
as a pedagogue, both in master classes and in lecture recitals,
his background and interest in the history of culture have
led to his highly successful concerts - "son et lumiere"
- in which musical performance is elucidated by a lecture
and illuminated by visual images.
During the 04/05 season, Glatzer performed three tour in
Nrth America, and also played in Bolivia, the Caribbean, Portugal
and Morocco. He continued his musical travels to faraway places
with canadian tours in northern Manitoba on the shores of
James Bay and on the Lower St. Lawrence of Quebec.
Jack Glatzer has played on every continent and in over forty
countries. He has performed in some of the world's most prestigious
He has also appeared in many music festivals, including Prades,
Menton, Stresa, Estoril and Edinburgh.
See also: Recordings
and World Press Reviews
- Queen's 2002 Jubilee Concert, London
- National Arts Centre, Ottawa
- Sydney Opera House
- Hong Kong Arts Centre
- Centre Colon in Madrid
- Fundacao Calouste Gulbenkian, Lisbon
- South Bank, London