Two top violins in shootout at OK Colorado

Two top violins in shootout at OK Colorado


norman lebrecht

July 31, 2014

Vadim Gluzman and Philippe Quint are college friends and professional rivals.

Tonight, they slug it out at a ‘violin duel’ concert in the Colorado mountains.

Brave of them, and really challenging.

They open with Louis Spohr’s Duo Concerto for two violins No. 2 in D major, Op. 67. Gluzman then plays Mozart’s F-major sonata, followed by Quint in Jean-Marie LecLair’s D-major sonata. After the interval, it’s Moszkowski, Corigliano and Sarasate.

They should do this somewhere more central. That’s real competition.

Vadim Gluzman vs quint


  • bratschegirl says:

    I just heard Quint’s recent recording of the Tchaikovsky concerto with the Sofia Philharmonic and Martin Panteleev. I thought it was excellent playing, and a very arresting and individual approach. Wish I could hear this; sounds like a grand evening.