Acknowledged as one of the world’s greatest players, Itzhak Perlman is still learning — with the help of his students, as he reveals to Charlotte Smith in the August edition of The Strad, out now. A fitting cover star, as he does indeed play a Strad: the exquisite 1714 ‘Soil’ Stradivarius he purchased from Yehudi Menuhin in 1986.
Celebrating his 70th birthday on August 31st, Itzhak Perlman talks about empowering the next generation of string players.
Read an excerpt from the cover article here:
“You must always play for your audience. Trying to figure out what the composer wants may be a personal process but ultimately you want to share this with your listeners and to invite their involvement in your interpretation. The one thing you must not do is to say, ‘This is none of your business; I’m going to play in my own little cubicle and you just happen to be there’. You have to communicate to the audience, ‘Listen, this is what I feel about this piece.’ If you can do that, despite the nerves, you have succeeded.”
The magazine is offering readers a chance to win the Itzhak Perlman Complete Warner Recordings edition. Find out more about the article and the competition in the following links: