Samuel Glazman, graduate of Vilnius Lithuanian State Conservatory, (currently known as Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre) received his diploma with qualification as an Orchestral Soloist/Lecturer/Master’s Degree equivalent in violin. He studied violin with Professor E. Paulauskas, the first violinist of the Lithuanian String Quartet, a winner of numerous international competitions. Samuel’s professional musical journey took him from the chair of assistant concertmaster at Kaunus Music Theatre of Lithuania to Haifa Symphony Orchestra (Israel), to being the subleader of Performing Arts Council of Transvaal (PACT) Symphony Orchestra (Pretoria, South Africa), to South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) Symphony Orchestra (Johannesburg, South Africa). Whilst in South Africa, Samuel also taught violin at The Johannesburg School of Art, Ballet, Drama and Music. He then made the journey across the ocean to Canada, where Samuel continued his successful teaching career in parallel with his performance career. He played for the Atlantic Symphony Orchestra and taught violin at the Maritime Conservatory of Music and was highly regarded for both his teaching and performing. The next stage of his career landed him in Maine, USA where he had resided for the last eighteen years. There he continued to perform and teach violin. He enjoyed participating in festivals such as the Pierre Monteux Opera Festival and Opera Festival of Maine under the direction of David Katz and played for the Bangor Symphony Orchestra. His focus led him to develop a successful String Studio that produced violin and viola students who consistently were considered amongst the best in the region.
Throughout his career thus far, Samuel has had the privilege of accompanying soloists such as Isaac Stern, Malcolm Frager, Misha Maisky, Vladimir Landsman, and Boris Belkin. He has performed under the baton of Alexander Schneider, Louis Lane, Yoav Talmi, and Victor Yampolsy. He also accompanied artists in the “popular genre” of music including Ray Charles, Diana Ross, and Juliette Price. Samuel was chosen to be the first violinist in a string quartet to play Stravinsky (L’Histoire du Soldat) at a Phish Concert.
Currently, Samuel Glazman resides in White Plains, New York where he looks forward to continuing his musical career.