Pinchas Zukerman

Israeli Classical Musician
Born Jul 16, 1948

Pinchas Zukerman is a violinist, violist, and conductor of Israeli descent. He is considered to be one of the world's preeminent violinists of the 20th and 21st centuries, and his ongoing 45-year career has seen him perform with the world's best-known orchestras and record over 100 works.… Read More

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  • The First
    Huffington Post - Dec 03, 2016
  • Montreal's Osm Concludes Couche Tard Virée Classique With Record Attendance
    Huffington Post - Aug 27, 2016
  • Music Review: Pinchas Zukerman Leads The Royal Philharmonic
    NYTimes - Jan 13, 2014
  • S.F. Symphony Season Marks Britten Centenary
    San Francisco Chronicle - Mar 04, 2013


Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Pinchas Zukerman.


1948 Birth Born on July 16, 1948.


1962 13 Years Old Isaac Stern and Pablo Casals learned of Zukerman's violin talent during a 1962 visit to Israel. … Read More
1963 14 Years Old He made his New York debut in 1963.
1967 18 Years Old In 1967, he shared the Leventritt Prize with the Korean violinist Kyung-wha Chung.
1968 19 Years Old Zukerman has been married three times. His first marriage was to the flautist and novelist Eugenia Zukerman, from 1968 to 1985. … Read More


1969 20 Years Old His 1969 debut recordings of the concerti by Tchaikovsky (under the direction of Antal Dorati, with the London Symphony Orchestra) and Mendelssohn (with Leonard Bernstein and the New York Philharmonic) launched a successful recording career that continues to the present day and boasts over 110 releases.
1970 21 Years Old Zukerman launched his conducting career in 1970 with the English Chamber Orchestra, and served as director of London's South Bank Festival from 1971 to 1974.


1980 31 Years Old In the USA, Zukerman was music director of the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra from 1980 to 1987. … Read More
1985 36 Years Old Zukerman's second marriage was to actress Tuesday Weld from 1985 to 1998. … Read More


1999 50 Years Old 1 More Event
In 1999, he became Music Director of Canada's National Arts Centre Orchestra (NACO) in Ottawa, stepping down from the post in 2015. … Read More
2003 54 Years Old …  In 2003 he founded a string quintet, the Zukerman Chamber Players, which has released three CD recordings in addition to its roster of live performances.
2006 58 Years Old In 2006 Zukerman began his involvement in the Rolex Artistic Mentorship programme.
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