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 for making music.

Having performed with every major orchestra and at venerable concert halls around the globe, Itzhak Perlman was awarded a Presidential Medal of Freedom, the Nation’s highest civilian honor, in November 2015 by President Obama for his meritorious contributions to cultural endeavors of the United States and for being a powerful advocate for people of disabilities. In June 2016, he received the 2016 Genesis Prize in recognition for his exceptional contributions as a musician, teacher, advocate for individuals with special needs and dedication to Jewish values. In 2003, he was granted a Kennedy Center Honor by the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in celebration of his distinguished achievements and contributions to the cultural and educational life of the United States. President Clinton awarded him the National Medal of Arts in 2000 and President Reagan honored him with a Medal of Liberty in 1986.

Mr. Perlman has performed multiple times at the White House, most recently in 2012 at the invitation of President Barack Obama and Mrs. Obama, for Israeli President and Presidential Medal of Freedom honoree Shimon Peres; and at a State Dinner in 2007, hosted by President George W. Bush and Mrs. Bush, for Her Majesty The Queen and His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh. In 2009, he was honored to take part in the Inauguration of President Obama, premiering a piece written for the occasion by John Williams alongside cellist Yo-Yo Ma, clarinetist Anthony McGill and pianist Gabriela Montero, for an audience of nearly 40 million television viewers in the United States and millions more throughout the world.

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 came to New York and soon was propelled to national recognition with an appearance on the Ed Sullivan Show in 1958. Following his studies at the Juilliard School with Ivan Galamian and Dorothy DeLay, he won the prestigious Leventritt Competition in 1964, which led to a burgeoning worldwide career. Since then, Itzhak Perlman has established himself as a cultural icon and household name in classical music.

Mr. Perlman has further delighted audiences through his frequent appearances on the conductor’s podium. He has performed as conductor with the New York Philharmonic, Chicago Symphony, Philadelphia Orchestra, Boston Symphony, National Symphony, San Francisco Symphony, Los Angeles Philharmonic, and the symphony orchestras of Dallas, Houston, Pittsburgh, Seattle, Montreal and Toronto, as well as at the Ravinia and Tanglewood festivals. He was Music Advisor of the St. Louis Symphony from 2002 to 2004 where he made regular conducting appearances, and he was Principal Guest Conductor of the Detroit Symphony from 2001 to 2005. Internationally, Mr. Perlman has conducted the Berlin Philharmonic, Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, London Philharmonic, English Chamber Orchestra, and the Israel Philharmonic.

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Mr. Perlman’s 2017-18 season features several key collaborations and appearances. He and legendary pianist Martha Argerich embark on their first-ever tour together to Los Angeles, San Francisco, Washington D.C., Chicago and Carnegie Hall in New York. He additionally reunites with longtime friend and collaborator Pinchas Zukerman in recitals at Boston, Newark, Miami and West Palm Beach. In October 2017, he and Zukerman return to the stage of Carnegie Hall with Zubin Mehta in a gala appearance with the Israel Philharmonic, celebrating the orchestra’s 80th anniversary. Throughout the season, he makes appearances with his regular collaborator, pianist Rohan De Silva, in recitals across North America plus a 10-city recital tour to Asia which takes them to Tokyo, Beijing, Shanghai, Taipei, Seoul and beyond. On the orchestral front, Mr. Perlman leads the Los Angeles Philharmonic and San Francisco Symphony in play/conduct programs, and he performs special gala concerts with the National Arts Centre Orchestra, Ft. Worth Symphony, Rochester Philharmonic and Winnipeg Symphony.

Further to his engagements as violinist and conductor, Mr. Perlman is increasingly making more appearances as a speaker. Recent speaking engagements include appearances in Texas at Lamar University, South Dakota with the John Vucurevich Foundation and a 2017 engagement in Washington D.C. for the Marriott Foundation.

Itzhak Perlman’s recordings have garnered 16 GRAMMY® Awards and regularly appear on the best-seller charts. In 2008, Mr. Perlman was honored with a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award for excellence in the recording arts.

Mr. Perlman’s most recent album features him in a special collaboration with Martha Argerich. Released in 2016 by Warner Classics, it marked a historic first studio album for this legendary duo exploring masterpieces by Bach, Schumann and Brahms. It had been 18 years since their first album, a live recital from the Saratoga Performing Arts Center. On that momentous occasion in 1998, in addition to recording the material for their initial disc, the pair recorded Schumann’s Violin Sonata No. 1. The Schumann Sonata at long last was released in 2016 alongside new material, making the album a fascinating ‘then and now’ portrait of how two living legends have evolved musically.

Perlman recorded a bonus track for the original cast recording of the critically acclaimed Broadway revival of Fiddler on the Roof, released on Broadway Records in March 2016. The cast recording features Mr. Perlman on a track titled “Excerpts from Fiddler on the Roof,” arranged by John Williams.

The year of 2015 brought three record releases in celebration of Mr. Perlman’s 70th birthday: A new Deutsche Grammophon album with pianist Emanuel Ax performing Fauré and Strauss Sonatas, a 25-disc box set of his complete Deutsche Grammophon and Decca discography, and a 77-disc box set of his complete EMI/Teldec discography titled Itzhak Perlman: The Complete Warner Recordings.

In 2012, Sony released Eternal Echoes: Songs & Dances for the Soul, featuring a collaboration with acclaimed cantor Yitzchak Meir Helfgot in liturgical and traditional Jewish arrangements for chamber orchestra and klezmer musicians, and in 2010,Sony released a recording of Mendelssohn Piano Trios with cellist Yo-Yo Ma and pianist Emanuel Ax.  Highlights of albums over the last two decades have included a Deutsche Grammophon album with Mr. Perlman conducting the Israel Philharmonic,a live recording with pianist Martha Argerich performing Beethoven and Franck Sonatas (EMI); Cinema Serenade featuring popular hits from movies with John Williams conducting (Sony); A la Carte, a recording of short violin pieces with orchestra (EMI) and In the Fiddler’s House, a celebration of klezmer music (EMI) that formed the basis of the PBS television special.  In 2004, EMI released The Perlman Edition, a limited-edition 15-CD box set featuring many of his finest EMI recordings as well as newly compiled material, and RCA Red Seal released a CD titled Perlman rediscovered, which includes material recorded in 1965 by a young Itzhak Perlman. Other recordings reveal Mr. Perlman’s devotion to education, including Concertos from my Childhood with the Juilliard Orchestra under Lawrence Foster (EMI) and Marita and her Heart’s Desire, composed and conducted by Bruce Adolphe (Telarc).

A major presence in the performing arts on television, Itzhak Perlman has been honored with four Emmy Awards, most recently for the PBS documentary Fiddling for the Future, a film about Mr. Perlman’s work as a teacher and conductor for the Perlman Music Program.  In 2004, PBS aired a special entitled Perlman in Shanghai that chronicled a historic and unforgettable visit of the Perlman Music Program to China, featuring interaction between American and Chinese students and culminating in a concert at the Shanghai Grand Theater and a performance with one thousand young violinists, led by Mr. Perlman and broadcast throughout China.  His third Emmy Award recognized his dedication to klezmer music, as profiled in the 1995 PBS television special In the Fiddler’s House, which was filmed in Poland and featured him performing with four of the world’s finest klezmer bands.

Mr. Perlman has entertained and enlightened millions of TV viewers of all ages on popular shows as diverse as The Late Show with David Letterman, Sesame Street, The Frugal Gourmet, The Tonight Show, and various Grammy Awards telecasts.  His PBS appearances have included A Musical Toast and Mozart by the Masters, as well as numerous Live From Lincoln Center broadcasts such as The Juilliard School: Celebrating 100 Years.  In 2008, he joined renowned chef Jacques Pépin on Artist’s Table to discuss the relationship between the culinary and musical arts, and lent his voice as the narrator of Visions of Israel for PBS’s acclaimed Visions series.  Mr. Perlman hosted the 1994 U.S. broadcast of the Three Tenors, Encore! live from Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles.  During the 78th Annual Academy Awards in 2006, he performed a live medley from the five film scores nominated in the category of Best Original Score for a worldwide audience in the hundreds of millions.  One of Mr. Perlman’s proudest achievements is his collaboration with film composer John Williams in Steven Spielberg’s Academy Award-winning film Schindler’s List, in which he performed the violin solos.  He can also be heard as the violin soloist on the soundtrack of Zhang Yimou’s film Hero (music by Tan Dun) and Rob Marshall’s Memoirs of a Geisha (music by John Williams).

Mr. Perlman has a long association with the Israel Philharmonic and has participated in many groundbreaking tours with this orchestra from his homeland.  In 1987, he joined the IPO for history-making concerts in Warsaw and Budapest, representing the first performances by this orchestra and soloist in Eastern bloc countries.  He again made history as he joined the orchestra for its first visit to the Soviet Union in 1990, and was cheered by audiences in Moscow and Leningrad who thronged to hear his recital and orchestral performances.  This visit was captured on a PBS documentary entitled Perlman in Russia, which won an Emmy.  In 1994, Mr. Perlman joined the Israel Philharmonic for their first visits to China and India.

Over the past two decades, Mr. Perlman has become more actively involved in music education, using this opportunity to encourage gifted young string players.  Alongside his wife Toby, his close involvement in the Perlman Music Program has been a particularly rewarding experience, and he has taught full-time at the Program each summer since its founding in 1993.  Mr. Perlman currently holds the Dorothy Richard Starling Foundation Chair at the Juilliard School.

Numerous publications and institutions have paid tribute to Itzhak Perlman for the unique place he occupies in the artistic and humanitarian fabric of our times.  Harvard, Yale, Brandeis, Roosevelt, Yeshiva and Hebrew universities are among the institutions that have awarded him honorary degrees. He was awarded an honorary doctorate and a centennial medal on the occasion of Juilliard’s 100th commencement ceremony in 2005. Itzhak Perlman’s presence on stage, on camera, and in personal appearances of all kinds speaks eloquently on behalf of the disabled, and his devotion to their cause is an integral part of his life.

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LA Philharmonic
January 11th, 2018 08:00PM
Los Angeles Philharmonic
Walt Disney Concert Hall - Los Angeles, USA
Los Angeles
, California
, United States
Bach, Johann Sebastian
Concerto for Violin and Orchestra No.1
Perlman, Itzhak
Brahms, Johannes
Variations on a Theme of Joseph Haydn
Perlman, Itzhak
Elgar, Edward
Enigma Variations
Perlman, Itzhak
LA Philharmonic
January 12th, 2018 11:00AM
Los Angeles Philharmonic
Walt Disney Concert Hall - Los Angeles, USA
Los Angeles
, California
, United States
Bach, Johann Sebastian
Concerto for Violin and Orchestra No.1
Brahms, Johannes
Variations on a Theme of Joseph Haydn
Elgar, Edward
Enigma Variations
LA Philharmonic
January 13th, 2018 08:00PM
Los Angeles Philharmonic
Walt Disney Concert Hall - Los Angeles, USA
Los Angeles
, California
, United States
Bach, Johann Sebastian
Concerto for Violin and Orchestra No.1
Brahms, Johannes
Variations on a Theme of Joseph Haydn
Elgar, Edward
Enigma Variations
LA Philharmonic
January 14th, 2018 03:00PM
Los Angeles Philharmonic
Segerstrom Center for the Arts
Costa Mesa
, California
, United States
Bach, Johann Sebastian
Concerto for Violin and Orchestra No.1
Perlman, Itzhak
Brahms, Johannes
Variations on a Theme of Joseph Haydn
Perlman, Itzhak
Elgar, Edward
Enigma Variations
Perlman, Itzhak
Recital
January 16th, 2018 06:30PM
Rohan De Silva, piano
Christopher Cohan Center for the Performing Arts - San Luis Obispo, USA
San Luis Obispo
, California
, United States
Recital
January 18th, 2018 07:30PM
Meany Center for the Performing Arts
Seattle
, Washington
, United States
Recital
February 8th, 2018 07:30PM
Tobin Center for the Performing Arts
San Antonio
, Texas
, United States
Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra
February 10th, 2018 07:00PM
Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra
Bass Performance Hall - Fort Worth, USA
Fort Worth
, Texas
, United States
Duo Recital with Pinchas Zukerman
February 25th, 2018 08:00PM
Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts - Miami, USA
Miami
, Florida
, United States
Duo Recital with Pinchas Zukerman
February 26th, 2018 08:00PM
Raymond F. Kravis Center for the Performing Arts - West Palm Beach, USA
West Palm Beach
, Florida
, United States
Recital
February 27th, 2018 07:30PM
Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall
Fort Myers
, Florida
, United States
Duo Recital with Martha Argerich
March 13th, 2018 08:00PM
Walt Disney Concert Hall - Los Angeles, USA
Los Angeles
, California
, United States
Bach, Johann Sebastian
Sonata for Keyboard and Violin BWV 1017
Perlman, Itzhak
Argerich, Martha (piano)
Franck, César
Sonata for Violin and Piano in A major
Perlman, Itzhak
Argerich, Martha (piano)
Duo Recital with Martha Argerich
March 14th, 2018 08:00PM
Walt Disney Concert Hall - Los Angeles, USA
Los Angeles
, California
, United States
Bach, Johann Sebastian
Sonata for Keyboard and Violin BWV 1017
Perlman, Itzhak
Argerich, Martha (piano)
Franck, César
Sonata for Violin and Piano in A major
Perlman, Itzhak
Argerich, Martha (piano)
Duo Recital with Martha Argerich
March 16th, 2018 02:00PM
Louise M. Davies Symphony Hall - San Francisco, USA
San Francisco
, California
, United States
Bach, Johann Sebastian
Sonata for Keyboard and Violin BWV 1017
Perlman, Itzhak
Argerich, Martha (piano)
Franck, César
Sonata for Violin and Piano in A major
Perlman, Itzhak
Argerich, Martha (piano)
Duo Recital with Martha Argerich
March 18th, 2018 03:00PM
Symphony Center - Chicago, USA
Chicago
, Illinois
, United States
Bach, Johann Sebastian
Sonata for Keyboard and Violin BWV 1017
Perlman, Itzhak
Argerich, Martha
Franck, César
Sonata for Violin and Piano in A major
Perlman, Itzhak
Argerich, Martha
Duo Recital with Martha Argerich
March 20th, 2018 08:00PM
John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts - Washington, D.C., USA
Washington, D.C.
, Washington, D.C.
, United States
Bach, Johann Sebastian
Sonata for Keyboard and Violin BWV 1017
Perlman, Itzhak
Argerich, Martha
Franck, César
Sonata for Violin and Piano in A major
Perlman, Itzhak
Argerich, Martha
Duo Recital with Martha Argerich
March 22nd, 2018 08:00PM
Carnegie Hall, Stern Auditorium - New York City, USA
New York City
, New York
, United States
Bach, Johann Sebastian
Sonata for Keyboard and Violin BWV 1017
Perlman, Itzhak
Argerich, Martha
Schumann, Robert
Fantasistücke for Violin and Piano
Perlman, Itzhak
Argerich, Martha
Schumann, Robert
Violin Sonata No. 1 in A Minor, Op. 105
Perlman, Itzhak
Argerich, Martha
Franck, César
Sonata for Violin and Piano in A major
Perlman, Itzhak
Argerich, Martha
Recital
April 21st, 2018 08:00PM
Mayo Performing Arts Center
Morristown
, New Jersey
, United States
Recital
April 22nd, 2018 03:00PM
Roy Thomson Hall - Toronto, Canada
Toronto
, Ontario
, Canada
Recital
April 28th, 2018 08:00PM
The Center for the Performing Arts - Carmel, USA
Carmel
, Indiana
, United States
Recital
April 29th, 2018 02:00PM
DeBartolo Performing Arts Center
South Bend
, Indiana
, United States
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
May 6th, 2018 07:30PM
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Royal Festival Hall
London
, England
, United Kingdom
Perlman, Itzhak
Mozart
Requiem
Perlman, Itzhak
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
May 6th, 2018 07:30PM
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Royal Festival Hall
London
, England
, United Kingdom
Perlman, Itzhak
Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus
Symphony No.29
Perlman, Itzhak
Mozart
Requiem
Perlman, Itzhak
San Francisco Symphony
May 17th, 2018 08:00PM
San Francisco Symphony
Louise M. Davies Symphony Hall - San Francisco, USA
San Francisco
, California
, United States
Perlman, Itzhak
Bach, Johann Sebastian
Concerto in D minor for Oboe, Violin, and Orchestra
Perlman, Itzhak
Izotov, Eugene (oboe)
Tchaikovsky, Pyotr Ilyich
Serenade for Strings
Perlman, Itzhak
Elgar, Edward
Enigma Variations
Perlman, Itzhak
San Francisco Symphony
May 19th, 2018 08:00PM
San Francisco Symphony
Louise M. Davies Symphony Hall - San Francisco, USA
San Francisco
, California
, United States
Perlman, Itzhak
Bach, Johann Sebastian
Concerto in D minor for Oboe, Violin, and Orchestra
Perlman, Itzhak
Izotov, Eugene (oboe)
Tchaikovsky, Pyotr Ilyich
Serenade for Strings
Perlman, Itzhak
Elgar, Edward
Enigma Variations
Perlman, Itzhak
San Francisco Symphony
May 20th, 2018 02:00PM
San Francisco Symphony
Louise M. Davies Symphony Hall - San Francisco, USA
San Francisco
, California
, United States
Perlman, Itzhak
Bach, Johann Sebastian
Concerto in D minor for Oboe, Violin, and Orchestra
Perlman, Itzhak
Izotov, Eugene (oboe)
Tchaikovsky, Pyotr Ilyich
Serenade for Strings
Perlman, Itzhak
Elgar, Edward
Enigma Variations
Perlman, Itzhak
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“A recital by Itzhak Perlman is inevitably a journey into perfection: virtuosity of the highest order, the sweetest tone imaginable, impeccable intonation, absolutely even scalework, mature musicianship and a pleasant stage persona to boot.”
“Itzhak Perlman wows the crowd.”
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“They were line-dancing in the Symphony Hall Boston aisles, several hundred audience members, on Sunday night. The performers on stage were Itzhak Perlman and a band of klezmer musicians; and the occasion was the 20th anniversary of Perlman’s 1995 PBS special and recording ‘In the Fiddler’s House.’ On Sunday, in a sold-out house, laughter predominated, precipitated as much by Perlman’s hilarious spoken asides as by the music.”
“This is vintage, songful Perlman: each line in the Fauré and Strauss sonatas is beautifully drawn and meticulously judged and everything overlain with an attractive patina of age and experience. Ax imbues the romance and fire of these youthful works with genuine warmth and wisdom; it’s as though these two veteran performers are taking a wistful look back over long and eventful careers, while still excited by the possibilities to come. A disc to treasure.”
“Last Monday was one of the best concerts I’ve heard so far this season. Itzhak Perlman led the Juilliard Orchestra in an all-Tchaikovsky program at David Geffen Hall. I love the commitment and brio of student orchestras, and these young musicians were true to form. The glory of the evening — surprise, surprise! — was the warm and expressive string tone that Perlman elicited from the orchestra, in a hall notoriously unfriendly to such qualities. Vibrato in unison was the watchword of the night, and the sound bloomed from the stage with unerring beauty. Blindfolded, one even might have mistaken them for the Philadelphia Orchestra.”
“With Perlman, Tchaikovsky and Mozart on the bill, that’s about as sure a crowd-pleasing combination as you can get — and the ovations were thunderous. The violinist-turned-conductor does have a grand, coherent conception of what he wants, and the orchestra played luxuriously well for him.”
“The real star of the show was the legendary violinist Itzhak Perlman … for an unforgettable night embodying true Hollywood romanticism. Mr. Perlman played with vulnerability and love, sweeping concert goers away to faraway places.”
“One of the world’s most acclaimed and talented classical musicians …”
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2015

Fauré & Strauss / Emanuel Ax

Deutsche Grammophon

2015

Paganini 24 Caprices
(Re-release)

Warner Classics

2015

Encores (Re-release)

Warner Classics

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2015

The Spanish Album
(Re-release)

Warner Classics

2015

Baroque Albums
(Re-release)

Warner Classics

2015

Bits & Pieces (Re-release)

Warner Classics

2015

A la carte (Re-release)

Warner Classics

2006

Itzhak Perlman: Encores

EMI Classics

2003

Virtuoso Violin

EMI Classics

1997

Cinema Serenade

Sony

1996

A la carte

EMI Classics

1996

In the Fiddler’s House

EMI Classics

1996

Live In the Fiddler’s House

Angel Records

1995

In the Fiddler’s House

EMI Classics

1995

The American Album

EMI Classics

1994

Bits and Pieces

EMI Classics

1993

Itzhak Perlman — Greatest Hits

Deutsche Grammophon

1993

Schindler’s List

MCA Records

1992

Bach Arias with Kathleen Battle

Deutsche Grammophon

1990

Bach Sonatas and Partitas

EMI Classics

1990

A Tribute to Jascha Heifetz

EMI Classics

1990

My Favourite Kreisler

EMI Classics

1989

Encores

EMI Classics

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