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Itzhak Perlman

Background information
Born August 31, 1945 (1945-08-31) (age 62)
Tel Aviv, Palestine
Genre(s) Classical
Occupation(s) Conductor, pedagogue, violinist
Instrument(s) Violin
Associated
acts
St. Louis Symphony
Notable instrument(s)
Violin
General Kyd Stradivarius 1714
Soil Stradivarius 1714
Sauret Guarnerius del Gesu 1743
ex-Kreisler Bergonzi 1740

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Biography

Perlman was born in Tel Aviv, Palestine, now Israel, where he first became interested in the violin when he heard a classical music performance on the radio. He studied at the Academy of Music in Tel Aviv before moving to the United States to study at the Juilliard School with Ivan Galamian and Dorothy DeLay. He made his debut at Carnegie Hall in 1963 and won the prestigious Leventritt Competition in 1964. Soon afterward he began to tour extensively. In addition to an extensive recording career, he has made occasional guest appearances on American television, starting in the 1970s on shows such as The Tonight Show and Sesame Street, as well as playing at a number of functions at the White House. Tel-Aviv was founded on empty dunes north of the existing city of Jaffa. ... This article is about the geographical area known as Palestine. ... The Juilliard School is one of the worlds premiere performing arts conservatory located in New York City, it is informally identified as simply Juilliard, and trains in the fields of Dance, Drama, and Music. ... Ivan Alexander Galamian (January 23, 1903–April 14, 1981) was one of the most influential violin teachers of the Twentieth Century. ... Dorothy DeLay (March 31, 1917 in Kansas – March 24, 2002 in New York) was a violin instructor at the Juilliard School. ... Carnegie Hall is a concert venue in Midtown Manhattan in New York City located at 881 Seventh Avenue, occupying the east stretch of Seventh Avenue between West 56th Street and West 57th Street. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Sesame Street is an American educational childrens television series for preschoolers and is a pioneer of the contemporary educational television standard, combining both education and entertainment. ... For other uses, see White House (disambiguation). ...


Perlman contracted polio at the age of four. He made a good recovery, learning to walk with the use of crutches. Today, he generally uses crutches for mobility and plays the violin while seated. Poliomyelitis (polio), or infantile paralysis, is a viral paralytic disease. ...


In 1987, he joined the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra for their concerts in Warsaw and Budapest, as well as other Eastern bloc countries. He toured with the IPO in the spring of 1990 for their first-ever performance in the USSR, with concerts in Moscow and Leningrad, and toured with the IPO again in 1994, performing in China and India. Fredric R. Mann Auditorum (he:Hichal Hatarbot), home of the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra The Leonard Bernstein Plaza in front of the Mann Auditorum The Israel Philharmonic Orchestra (abbreviation IPO; Hebrew: התזמורת הפילהרמונית הישראלית, ha-Tizmoret ha-Filharmonit ha-Yisreelit) is the leading symphony orchestra in Israel, and one of the top orchestras... For other uses, see Warsaw (disambiguation) and Warszawa (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Budapest (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Moscow (disambiguation). ... Saint Petersburg (Russian: Санкт-Петербу́рг, English transliteration: Sankt-Peterburg), colloquially known as Питер (transliterated Piter), formerly known as Leningrad (Ленингра́д, 1924–1991) and...


While primarily a solo artist, Perlman has performed with a number of other notable musicians, including with Yo-Yo Ma, Jessye Norman and Yuri Temirkanov at the 150th anniversary celebration of Tchaikovsky in Leningrad in December 1990. This is a Chinese name; the family name is Ma Yo-Yo Ma (Traditional Chinese: ; Simplified Chinese: ; pinyin: ) (b. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Yuri Khatuevich Temirkanov (born December 10, 1938) is a Russian conductor. ... “Tchaikovsky” redirects here. ...


As well as playing and recording the classical music for which he is best known, Perlman has also played jazz, including an album made with jazz pianist Oscar Peterson, and klezmer. Perlman has been a soloist for a number of movie scores, notably the score of the 1993 film Schindler's List by John Williams, which subsequently won an Academy Award for best score. More recently, he was the violin soloist for the 2005 film Memoirs of a Geisha, along with cellist Yo-Yo Ma. Perlman played selections from the musical scores of the movies nominated for "Best Original Score" at the 73rd Academy Awards with Yo-Yo Ma, and at the 78th Academy Awards. This article is about Western art music from 1000 AD to the 2000s . ... For other uses, see Jazz (disambiguation). ... Oscar Emmanuel Peterson, CC, CQ, O.Ont. ... Klezmer (from Yiddish כּלי־זמיר, etymologically from Hebrew kli zemer כלי זמר, musical instrument) is a musical tradition which parallels Hasidic and Ashkenazic Judaism. ... The year 1993 in film involved many significant films. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... Williams conducting the London Symphony Orchestra during the recording of the score for Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace. ... Academy Award The Academy Awards, popularly known as the Oscars, are the most prominent and most watched film awards ceremony in the world. ... This is a list of film-related events in 2005. ... Memoirs of a Geisha is an Academy Award and Grammy Award-winning movie adaptation of the novel of the same name, produced by Steven Spielbergs Amblin Entertainment and directed by Rob Marshall. ... Alternate meaning: Cello web browser A cropped image to show the relative size of a cello to a human (Uncropped Version) The cello (also violoncello or cello) is a stringed instrument and part of the violin family. ... This is a Chinese name; the family name is Ma Yo-Yo Ma (Traditional Chinese: ; Simplified Chinese: ; pinyin: ) (b. ... The 73rd Academy Awards ceremony was the last to take place at the Los Angeles Shrine Auditorium. ... The 78th Academy Awards, honoring the best in film for 2005, were held on March 5, 2006 at the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood, California. ...


Perlman plays on the antique Soil Stradivarius violin of 1714, considered to be one of the finest violins made during Stradivari's "golden period", as well as the Sauret Guarneri del Gesu of c.1743. The ‘Soil’ Strad, (pronounced shwah) or Stradivarius, of 1714 is a famous violin made by Italian luthier Antonio Stradivari of Cremona. ...


In recent years, Perlman has also begun to conduct, taking the post of principal guest conductor at the Detroit Symphony Orchestra. He served as music advisor of the Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra from 2002-2004. A conductor conducting at a ceremony A conductors score and batons Conducting is the act of directing a musical performance by way of visible gestures. ... The Detroit Symphony Orchestra (DSO) was founded in 1914. ... The Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra (SLSO) was founded in 1880, making it the second oldest symphony in the United States after the New York Philharmonic. ...


In 2003, Mr. Perlman was named the holder of the Dorothy Richard Starling Foundation Chair in Violin Studies at the Juilliard School, succeeding his teacher, Dorothy DeLay.


Perlman played during the entertainment at the state dinner attended by Queen Elizabeth II on May 7, 2007, in the East Room at the White House.[1] For other uses, see White House (disambiguation). ...


Itzhak Perlman resides in New York City with his wife, Toby, also a classically trained violinist. They have seven children, Noah, Navah, Leora, Ariella, Rami, and two dogs. In 1995, the Perlmans founded the Perlman Music Program in Shelter Island, New York, offering gifted young string players a summer residential course in chamber music. New York, New York and NYC redirect here. ... The Perlman Music Program was founded by Itzhak Perlman and his wife, Toby, In 1995. ... Shelter Island is an island and a town located at the eastern end of Suffolk County, New York, USA. As of the United States 2000 Census, the town population was 2,228. ... A string instrument (also stringed instrument) is a musical instrument that produces sound by means of vibrating strings. ... Chamber music is a form of classical music, written for a small group of instruments which traditionally could be accommodated in a palace chamber. ...


Honours and awards

Leventritt Competition - Winner (1964)


Grammy Award for Best Chamber Music Performance: The Grammy Award for Best Chamber Music Performance has been awarded since 1959. ...

Grammy Award for Best Instrumental Soloist(s) Performance (with orchestra) This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... Johannes Brahms Johannes Brahms (May 7, 1833 – April 3, 1897) was a German composer of the Romantic period. ... The 33rd Grammy Awards were held on February 20, 1991. ... Vladimir Davidovich Ashkenazy (Russian: Влади́мир Дави́дович А́шкенази, Vladimir Davidovič AÅ¡kenasi) (b. ... Cellist Lynn Harrell is the recipient of numerous prestigious awards, including the Piatigorsky Award, the Ford Foundation Concert Artists Award, and the first Avery Fisher Prize (jointly with Murray Perahia). ... “Beethoven” redirects here. ... The 30th Grammy Awards were held March 2, 1988. ... “Tchaikovsky” redirects here. ... The 24th Grammy Awards were held in 1982, and were broadcast live on American television. ... Image:Zukerman. ... Moritz Moszkowski (August 23, 1854 Breslau - March 4, 1925 Paris) was a German composer, pianist and teacher, of Polish descent. ... Dmitri Shostakovich   (Russian: , Dmitrij Dmitrievič Å ostakovič) (September 25 [O.S. September 12] 1906–August 9, 1975) was a Russian composer of the Soviet period. ... Sergei Sergeyevich Prokofiev (Russian: , Sergej Sergejevič Prokofijev; April 27 (April 151 O.S.), 1891–March 5, 1953) was a Russian and Soviet composer who mastered numerous musical genres and came to be admired as one of the greatest composers of the 20th century. ... The 23rd Grammy Awards were held in 1981, and were broadcast live on American television. ... “Beethoven” redirects here. ... The 21st Grammy Awards were held in 1979, and were broadcast live on American television. ... The Grammy Award for Best Instrumental Soloist(s) Performance (with orchestra) has been awarded since 1959. ...


Grammy Award for Best Instrumental Soloist Performance (without orchestra) The Grammy Award for Best Instrumental Soloist Performance (without orchestra) has been awarded since 1959. ...


Grammy Award for Best Classical Album The Grammy Award for Best Classical Album has been awarded since 1962. ...


Grammy Award for Best Engineered Album, Classical The Grammy Award for Best Engineered Recording, Non-Classical has been awarded since 1959. ...


Kennedy Center Honors in 2003 This article or section is not written in the formal tone expected of an encyclopedia article. ...


References

  1. ^ The White House (7 May 2007). News releases for May 2007. Press release. Retrieved on 2007-09-04.

For information on Wikipedia press releases, see Wikipedia:Press releases. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... is the 247th day of the year (248th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ...

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