|Glissando made by sliding one finger between two pitches||00h:00m:09s|
|Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto - First Movement, demonstration of glissando in opening phrase||00h:00m:35s|
New World Symphony fellow Mircea Lazar explains what "glissando" means on the violin
Born in Deva, Romania, Mircea Lazar left home at the age of 13 to study with Professor Carmen Runceanu at the George Enescu Music High School in Bucharest. He went on to pursue a degree at the National Music Conservatory, under the tutelage of Stefan Gheorghiu. In 2006, after graduating from the Conservatory, Mr. Lazar accepted a graduate assistantship with Marjorie Bagley at Ohio University, where he earned a Master of Music. In 2009, he moved to Miami Beach to join the New World Symphony. Mr. Lazar has won prizes at numerous national competitions including First Prize at the National Violin Performance Competition in Odorheiul Secuiesc (1998), and was a semifinalist at the Kloster Schontal International Violin Competition in Schontal, Germany (1997). He also spent one year as a permanent substitute in the Romanian National Philharmonic Orchestra.