Biography

Violin

Undeniably the reigning virtuoso of the violin, ITZHAK PERLMAN enjoys superstar status rarely afforded a classical musician. Beloved for his charm and humanity as well as his talent, he is treasured by audiences throughout the world who respond not only to his remarkable artistry but also to his irrepressible joy of music making and communicating with audiences.

Born in Israel in 1945, Mr. Perlman completed his initial training at the Academy of Music in Tel Aviv. An early recipient of an America-Israel Cultural Foundation scholarship, he was propelled to national recognition on The Ed Sullivan Show in 1958. The 60th anniversary of this milestone was celebrated with a return to the Ed Sullivan Theater on November 2, 2018 in a special guest appearance on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert.
Following studies at the Juilliard School with Ivan Galamian and Dorothy DeLay, Mr. Perlman won the Leventritt Competition in 1964, which led to a burgeoning worldwide career and performances with every major orchestra and at concert halls around the globe. He made his San Francisco Symphony debut as a soloist in 1969, and his podium debut in 2001.

Mr. Perlman’s recordings can be found on the Deutsche Grammophon, Warner/EMI, Sony Classical, London/Decca, Erato/Elektra International Classics, and Telarc labels. He has been honored with sixteen Grammy awards, four Emmy awards, a Kennedy Center Honor, a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award, a Genesis Prize, a National Medal of Arts by President Clinton, a Medal of Liberty by President Reagan, and a Presidential Medal of Freedom by President Obama which is the Nation’s highest civilian honor.
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Management for Itzhak Perlman:
Primo Artists, New York, NY 10001
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(3/2022)

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