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Encyclopedia > Pinchas Zukerman
Pinchas Zukerman, ca. 1988

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Pinchas Zukerman (born July 16, 1948) is a noted Israeli violinist, violist, and conductor who was appointed Music Director of Canada's National Arts Centre Orchestra in April 1998. 2006 (MMVI) is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... December 1 is the 335th (in leap years the 336th) day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... July 16 is the 197th day (198th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian Calendar, with 168 days remaining. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... This does not cite its references or sources. ... The viola (in French, alto; in German Bratsche) is a string instrument played with a bow which serves as the middle voice of the violin family, between the upper lines played by the violin and the lower lines played by the cello and double bass. ... The National Arts Centre Orchestra is considered one of Canadas top orchestras. ...

Zukerman was born in Tel Aviv. He left for the United States and studied at the Juilliard School. He made his New York debut in 1963. From 1980 to 1987 he was the director of the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra in Minnesota. He married actress Tuesday Weld in 1985 but they divorced in 1998. Tel-Aviv was founded on empty dunes north of the existing city of Jaffa. ... The Juilliard School is recognized as one of the best performing arts conservatories in the world. ... Official language(s) English de facto Capital Albany Largest city New York City Area  Ranked 27th  - Total 54,520 sq mi (141,205 km²)  - Width 285 miles (455 km)  - Length 330 miles (530 km)  - % water 13. ... 1963 (MCMLXIII) was a common year starting on Tuesday (the link is to a full 1963 calendar). ... 1980 (MCMLXXX) was a leap year starting on Tuesday. ... 1987 (MCMLXXXVII) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra (SPCO), based in St. ... Capital Saint Paul Largest city Minneapolis Area  Ranked 12th  - Total 87,014 sq mi (225,365 km²)  - Width 250 miles (400 km)  - Length 400 miles (645 km)  - % water 8. ... Tuesday Weld, born August 27, 1943, is an American film actress. ...

He is close friends with Daniel Barenboim and Itzhak Perlman. He is currently married to the NAC Orchestra's principal cellist, Amanda Forsyth. He lives in the exclusive Rockcliffe Park area of Ottawa. He has two daughters, Arianna and Natalia, from his 15-year marriage to flautist and novelist Eugenia Zukerman. Both girls are vocalists; Arianna is an opera singer, while Natalia Zukerman is a folk-rock musician. Daniel Barenboim conducting. ... Itzhak Perlman Itzhak Perlman (born August 31, 1945) (in Jaffa, now part of Tel Aviv) is an Israeli violinist and teacher. ... The violoncello, almost always abbreviated to cello, or cello (the c is pronounced as the ch in cheese), is a stringed instrument and a member of the violin family. ... Amanda Forsyth Amanda Forsyth (born 1968) is a Juno Award-winning Canadian cellist, and is the principal cello of the National Arts Centre Orchestra. ... Rockcliffe Park is the wealthiest neighbourhood in Ottawa, Ontario, and is one of the most prosperous enclaves in Canada. ...

Zukerman has recorded over 100 works and has been nominated for 21 Grammy Awards, winning two. Grammy Award statuette The Grammy Awards, presented by the Recording Academy (an association of Americans professionally involved in the recorded music industry) for outstanding achievements in the recording industry, is one of four major music awards shows held annually in the United States (the Billboard Music Awards, the American Music...

During the current 2005-2006 season, Zukerman is scheduled for many concerts away from the NACO in Ottawa. He will tour with Itzhak Perlman to Washington, New York, Boston, Philadelphia, Atlanta, Miami, and Chicago. He will also conduct or solo with the Indianapolis, Chicago, Pittsburgh, Dallas, Singapore, and National Symphony Orchestras, as well as the Israel, Seoul, and Nagoya Philharmonic Orchestras, and the Berlin Staatskapelle. He will tour Belgium and Germany with the Belgian National Orchestra, and have another recital tour with pianist Marc Neikrug with concerts in London, Paris, Moscow, Milan, Munich, and Birmingham. On October 20, 2006, Pinchas Zukerman and Amanda Forsyth performed with the Classic FM Orchestra in Sofia, Bulgaria, conducted by Maxim Eshkenazy.

Awards and Recognitions

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

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Medal of Arts

Isaac Stern Award for Artistic Excellence Wikiquote has a collection of quotations related to: Ronald Reagan Ronald Wilson Reagan (February 6, 1911 – June 5, 2004) was the 40th President of the United States (1981–1989) and the 33rd Governor of California (1967–1975). ...

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Pinchas Zukerman's long-standing relationship with the National Arts Centre Orchestra began in 1976 as both conductor and soloist, and he has been featured on numerous occasions with the Orchestra since that time.
Zukerman is deeply committed to enriching the NAC Orchestra's cultural involvement with the National Capital Region and across the country as Canada's national orchestra belonging to all Canadians.
Pinchas Zukerman's prolific discography as a soloist numbers more than 100 releases, and is widely representative of the violin and viola repertoire.
Pinchas Zukerman Summary (1713 words)
One of the premier musicians to emerge in the second half of the twentieth century, Pinchas Zukerman (born 1948) was not only a brilliant instrumentalist on the violin and viola but a chamber musician and conductor as well.
Zukerman was born on July 16, 1948, in Tel Aviv, Israel, son of Yehuda (Juhda), a professional violinist, and Miriam (Lieberman-Skotchilas) Zukerman.
Pinchas Zukerman (born July 16, 1948) is a noted Israeli violinist, violist, and conductor who was appointed Music Director of Canada's National Arts Centre Orchestra in April 1998.
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