HELENA, Mont. — Touchmark on Saddle Drive is pleased to welcome European violinist Jack Glatzer to Touchmark on Friday, November 2 at 2 p.m. Glatzer will be playing during the ALOFT (Ageless Ladies Out For Tea) monthly gathering. There is no charge for the event, which is open to the public.
Due to limited seating, RSVPs are required. Call Touchmark at 406-449-4900 for reservations for more information. The full-service retirement community is located at 915 Saddle Drive.
Glatzer was born in Dallas, Texas. He began the study of the violin at the age of 5, and at 13 gave his debut recital. A year later he appeared as soloist with the Dallas Symphony under Walter Hendl. When he was 17, Glatzer won first prize in violin in the nation's most important competition for young musicians, the Marjorie Merriweather Post Competition in Washington, D.C. and subsequently performed the Brahms Concerto with the National Symphony under Howard Mitchell.
Glatzer has studied with several of the greatest teachers of the postwar period, including Leonard Posner, Joseph Fuchs, Sándor Végh and Maxim Jacobsen. In addition to his musical studies at Yale School of Music and the Musik-Akademie Basel in Switzerland, he earned a bachelor’s degree summa cum laude in history from Yale and an honours degree from Oxford University.
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, Ysaÿe, 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. Glatzer has played on every continent and in over 40 countries. He has performed in some of the world's most prestigious venues, including Queen's 2002 Jubilee Concert, London; the National Arts Centre, Ottawa; the Sydney Opera House; the Hong Kong Arts Centre; the Centre Colon in Madrid and more.