One 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."
Glatzer has 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.
Glatzer's particular 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.


Performance Venues
Jack Glatzer has played on every continent and in over forty countries. He has performed in some of the world's most prestigious venues, including:
  • 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
He has also appeared in many music festivals, including Prades, Menton, Stresa, Estoril and Edinburgh.

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