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Born August 31, 1945, Tel Aviv - Israeli-American violinist, conductor, and educator of Jewish descent.
Studied at the Academy of Music in Tel Aviv, then at the Juilliard School in the USA with Ivan Galamyan and Dorothy Delay.
His first performance was in 1963 at Carnegie Hall. In 1964 he won the prestigious American Leventritt Competition. Soon after, he began giving solo concerts. In addition, Perlman was invited to various television shows. He played several times in the White House. Pearlman is a five-time Grammy winner for classical music.
At the age of four, Perlman contracted polio, which forced him to use crutches to get around and play the violin while sitting.
He also sang arias from operas (bass) several times, and in 1981 even participated in the recording of Puccini's Tosca, starring Renata Scotto, Placido Domingo and Renato Bruzon.
In addition to classical music, Yitzhak Perlman is also known for performing Jewish folk music - instrumental arrangements of folk songs in Yiddish, accompanied by the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra (Tradition: Itzhak Perlman plays popular Jewish melodies, 1987) and work with various klezmer bands (Itzhak Perlman in the Fiddler's House, 1995; Itzhak Perlman Live in the Fiddler's House, 1996; A Jewish Violin - The Best of Klezmer and Traditional Jewish Music, 2007); has acted as a TV presenter on klezmer music and Jewish folklore, filmed in Yiddish and English. In 1993 he performed the violin solo in the soundtrack to the film Schindler's List (Oscar for Best Music). In 1994, together with pianist Oscar Peterson, he recorded an album of jazz compositions in the quintet (Side by Side: Itzhak Perlman & Oscar Peterson, 1994). In 2012, his album of liturgical and folk music with cantor Yitzhok Meer Helfgot "Eternal Echoes: Songs & Dances for the Soul" was released.