Itzhak Perlman graces his third magazine cover in three consecutive months with the October issue of Strings. In commemoration of his 70th birthday, the violin icon is featured in this brilliant cover piece by Martin Steinberg. Read here for an excerpt:
“Fritz Kreisler. Mischa Elman. David Oistrakh. Jascha Heifetz. Henryk Szeryng. Yehudi Menuhin. Isaac Stern. They’re among the pantheon of the ‘immortal’ violinists of the 20th century.
With Stern’s death in 2001, the torch passed to a new generation, the baby boomers. Arguably topping the successor talent list is Itzhak Perlman. Now, after decades as a highly sought performer, recording artist, teacher, conductor, and humorist, Perlman is turning 70 on August 31.
His greatest accomplishment?
‘I’m just happy that I’m still around,’ he says with a laugh during a recent interview from the Perlman Music Program on Shelter Island, New York. ‘But not only that, that I’m still doing what I want to do, which is music. I’m doing music on many fronts. Besides playing, I teach and I conduct, and I’m still doing it, and I’m still loving it. That actually is the most important accomplishment, to be able to have so many years to do what you love.’
‘So I consider myself extremely lucky that what I do for a living I’m very enthusiastic about, still after all these years.’”
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