Popular concerto the perfect showcase

AN evening of “Magnificent Mendelssohn” is on offer from the Royal Scottish National Orchestra on Thursday, November 10 in the Caird Hall, Dundee.

Mendelssohn’s popular violin concerto is the perfect showcase for violinist Vadim Gluzman’s luscious violin sound, whilst the Hebrides Overture demonstrates how no-one’s ever set Scotland to music quite so perfectly.

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One of the most extraordinary artists before the public today, Israeli Gluzman, in technique and sensibility, harkens back to the golden age of violinists of the 19th and 20th centuries, while possessing the passion and energy of the 21st century.

Lauded by both critics and audiences as a performer of great depth, virtuosity and technical brilliance, he has appeared throughout the world as a soloist and in a duo setting with his wife, pianist Angela Yoffe. Born in 1973 in the Ukraine he began studying the violin at the age of seven.

His extraordinary artistry both sustains the great violinistic tradition of the 19th and 20th centuries and enlivens it with the dynamism of today

The conductor for the evening is Tomas Hanus, now considered one of the leading Czech conductors.

He completed his studies under the direction of renowned Czech conductor Jirí Belohlávek at the Janácek Academy of Music and Performing Arts in Brno.

He first attracted public attention from his success at the International Competition for Conductors in Katowice in 1999.

There is a pre-concert talk in the Marryat Hall at 6.45 pm with Vadim Gluzman and Elita Bungard, the RSNO Assistant Principal 2nd Violin.

The concert begins at 7.30 pm. Ticket details from the box office on 01382 434 940.