Part of CE1 Colburn Celebrity Series 1
About This Performance
Winner of 15 Grammys, plus the Academy’s Lifetime Achievement Award, Perlman is the leading violinist of his generation, an unstoppable force who has won the undying loyalty of audiences with his robust tone, dazzling technique, personal warmth, and instinctive musicality.
A native of Tel Aviv, Itzhak Perlman first became interested in the violin after hearing classical music on the radio. At three, he was refused conservatory admission for being too small to hold a violin. Perlman was introduced to the wider American audience when he appeared several times on The Ed Sullivan Show. He continues to make guest appearances on American TV, such as The Tonight Show and Sesame Street, winning four Emmys in the process. In 2015, he was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom.
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