PROFILE

Robert Glazer has established himself as a foremost international viola soloist and recitalist. He recorded the Morton Gould Viola Concerto as soloist with the Louisville orchestra at the composer’s request. A former member of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, he has also served with the Pittsburgh Symphony and as Principal Viola with the St. Louis Symphony. The American orchestras of St. Louis, North Carolina, Grant Park, Chicago and Hartford frequently feature Mr. Glazer, who is now recognized as a leading solo artist.

He appears in recital throughout North America, Europe and Mexico, and records on the First Edition, Albany, Orion, Golden Crest and Centaur labels, among others. Always active in the field of clamber music, he has been featured as a member of the Hartt String Quartet, as well as at Music Mountain and Sierra chamber music. Mr. Glazer collaborates with such artist as David Soyer, John Wummer, Joseph Robinson, Laura Hamilton and Paul Olefsky.

A scholarship student of William Primrose, Mr. Glazer was the winner of the coveted Tanglewood Award while a Tanglewood Fellow, and has been invited to return there to perform and hold master classes. He was appointed to the panels of judges for the Washington International Competition, the Heida Hermanns International Competition and the St. Louis Symphony Competition, to name a few. As Professor of Viola and Chamber Music at Hartt College of Music and Columbia University, Mr. Glazer mentors an increasing number of artists. He is also Conductor and Music Director of the New York String Symphony.

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