Pinchas Zukerman
Israeli classical musician
Pinchas Zukerman
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.
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The First
Huffington Post - 3 months
A package arrived at home recently and I was excited to open it, as I knew what it contained, the new recording of all the Bach Sonatas and Partitas for solo violin played by one of my favourite artists, Kyung-wha Chung. Listening to this wonderful recording brought back many memories of this great violinist and her astonishing career, which in turn inspired me to tell a story. (photo by Simon Fowler) In 1967 an extraordinary political event occurred. The Leventritt International Violin Competition in the US announced after the final round that they were awarding two first prizes--to Pinchas Zukerman, who everyone expected to win outright, and a young unknown 19-year-old girl from South Korea, Kyung-wha Chung, a Juilliard student studying with Ivan Galamian. The judges had, in fact, decided that this young unknown was the only winner and it took the intervention of Zukerman's mentor and champion, the violinist Isaac Stern, to argue for the compromise that was eventually announced. ...
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Montreal's OSM Concludes Couche-Tard Virée Classique with Record Attendance
Huffington Post - 6 months
Kent Nagano and Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal, Maison Symphonique, Montreal August 12, 2016. Photo: ZEALnyc Mark McLaren, Editor in Chief, ZEALnyc August 27, 2016 Last week, the Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal and its music director Kent Nagano concluded a marathon four-day music festival that attracted some of classical music's brightest stars and well over 60,000 Canadians in celebration of the city's rich classical music tradition - a tradition grounded, it seems, in the city's symphony orchestra. "It's very important for us, especially here in Montreal where we have such an enthusiastic audience, such a faithful audience, to go out and really play directly to the public," says OSM music director Kent Nagano. "Over the last five years, the OSM Couche-Tard Classical Spree has enjoyed a steadily growing success," reports OSM chief executive officer Madeleine Careau, and attendance at over forty concerts held at Montreal's Place des Arts grew this year to over 30,000. T ...
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Music Review: Pinchas Zukerman Leads the Royal Philharmonic
NYTimes - about 3 years
Pinchas Zukerman played violin and led the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra in a Beethoven program at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center.     
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S.F. Symphony season marks Britten centenary
San Francisco Chronicle - almost 4 years
S.F. Symphony season marks Britten centenary San Francisco Chronicle Copyright 2013 San Francisco Chronicle. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Updated 3:26 pm, Monday, March 4, 2013 Michael Tilson Thomas and the San Francisco Symphony will mark the centenary of composer Benjamin Britten during the 2013-14 season with a semi-staged performance of the opera "Peter Grimes" - Thomas' first time conducting the work - and performances of the "War Requiem," the Serenade for Tenor, Horn and Strings, and excerpts from "The Prince of the Pagodas." The season, which will open Sept. 3 with an all-American program featuring soprano Audra McDonald and run through June 29, will also include a number of mini-festivals and concentrated doses of the music of particular composers. Thomas will lead the orchestra in three major works by Mason Bates, pairing them with music of Beethoven be ...
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Erica Abeel: In New Film, an Eccentric Genius Outwits the Nazis and Creates an Orchestra
Huffington Post - over 4 years
It seems the Holocaust will never be done delivering its tales. From that era comes yet another story that both illumines humanity's darkest period from a fresh perspective while delivering the story of an astonishing hero little known in America. Orchestra of Exiles, by Academy Award-nominated Josh Aronson, chronicles the course of Polish violinist Bronislaw Huberman, from his years as a child prodigy to his position as the most celebrated fiddler in Europe at a moment when the Nazis were taking over the continent. At the peak of his fame Huberman cancelled his concert dates and reset his course to single-mindedly devote himself to a vision: he would cull the best of Europe's musicians, tossed out of work by the Nazis, and invite them to Palestine to form the orchestra which would become the Israel Philharmonic. In a nice bit of timing, Orchestra of Exiles, which began its theatrical run last week, was preceded on October 25 by a Gala of the Israeli Philharmonic Orches ...
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Music Review: Pinchas Zukerman Leads Philharmonic in Bach and Mozart
NYTimes - over 4 years
Pinchas Zukerman led the Philharmonic in a program of Bach, Mozart and Stravinsky on Wednesday evening at Avery Fisher Hall.
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Jim Luce: Young Concert Artists Triumphs at Alice Tully Hall
Huffington Post - almost 5 years
Last week Young Concert Artists (YCA) held its annual Gala Concert at Alice Tully Hall with the Orchestra of St. Luke's, presenting the Lincoln Center debuts of three young soloists to a sold out house. The event began with a welcome by the distinguished pianist Emanuel Ax, a proud YCA alum and continued with a tribute to renowned tenor Robert White. Narek Hakhnazaryan. Photo: XIV International Tchaikovsky Competition (June 2011). Then came the first soloist, Gold Medal Winner of the 2011 Tchaikovsky International Competition in Moscow, the Armenian cellist Narek Hakhnazaryan, with an intense and soulful performance of Elgar's Concerto. His impassioned cello sound sailed over the orchestra in lyrical sections and his virtuosity in the Scherzo of the work was dazzling. He received a rousing ovation. Ran Dank at the piano. Photo: Gabriel Rivera/The Kaufman Center (October 2011). The orchestra, dynamically led by conductor Jorge Mester, then supported Israeli p ...
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Music Alive (on Radio New Zealand Concert)
Radio New Zealand - almost 5 years
Violinist Pinchas Zukerman and conductor James Judd, along with the NZSO, discuss and illustrate Beethoven’s Violin Concerto in D, in Music Alive
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Pinchas Zukerman To Quit National Arts Center Orchestra
Arts Journal - almost 5 years
He'll leave in 2015, ending what by then will be a 16-year run in the job. "Zukerman, who is known for expanding the Ottawa orchestra's educational programs and the number of its full-time musicians, is currently in his fourth contract as conductor, a long run for a conductor with any orchestra."...
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Zubin Mehta: why I won't play Wagner - Jewish Chronicle
Google News - over 5 years
In December, 75th birthday celebrations will culminate with a series of starry concerts in Israel, featuring guest conductors and soloists such as Kurt and son, Ken, Masur, Pinchas Zukerman and Valery Gergiev. I ask the players, during a break,
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A New NAC Season of Spectacular Performances is About to Begin - Tickets on ... - Ottawa Start (press release)
Google News - over 5 years
The season opens with a bang on September 24 with the NAC Gala with Pinchas Zukerman, the NAC Orchestra, and special guest Sarah McLachlan! The season comprises classical concerts, pops concerts, kids' concerts, lunchtime concerts, and Sunday afternoon
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Zubin Mehta: Master of the high tempo - The Independent
Google News - over 5 years
Isaac Stern was also there, Pinchas Zukerman, there was a whole crowd of us." Music can change lives and it can also change perceptions. From being the hero of the Middle East, the single democratically elected nation, Israel is now more commonly
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Of Music, Memory and Magic - Edmonton Journal (blog)
Google News - over 5 years
And his daughter, the internationally renowned cellist Amanda Forsyth, together with her husband, the renowned violist and conductor Pinchas Zukerman, joined Edmonton cellist Tanya Prochazka, and the husband-wife duo of Steve Bryant (violin) and Sue
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Forsyth's new cello has own 'idiosyncrasies' - EMC Orleans
Google News - over 5 years
Principal cellist Amanda Forsyth and the Centre's music director Pinchas Zukerman were on hand last Wednesday to accept a cello donated to the Zukerman's Musical Instrument fund, which works to acquire donated and new instruments for orchestral
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Washington Performing Arts Society's 2011-2012 Season: Something Old ... - Washington City Paper (blog)
Google News - over 5 years
And the multi-talented violinist-violist Pinchas Zukerman will join the European Union Youth Orchestra for Bruch's breathtakingly beautiful violin concerto in G, on April 15. Both concerts are at the Kennedy Center. WPAS also organizes a “Jazz Legends”
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Drucker announces 4-concert series - MiamiHerald.com
Google News - over 5 years
The series remains at the New World Center for an 8 pm March 27 performance by the trio of violinist Pinchas Zukerman, cellist Amanda Forsyth and pianist Angela Cheng in works by Mozart, Schumann, Kodaly and Mendelssohn. It concludes at the same venue
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Presenter Judy Drucker to return in 2012 with Great Artist Series - South Florida Classical Review
Google News - over 5 years
Violinist Pinchas Zukerman, cellist Amanda Forsyth and pianist Angela Cheng offer music of Mozart, Schumann, Kodaly and Mendelssohn on March 27. And pianist Evgeny Kissin concludes the season on April 15 with a recital featuring Samuel Barber's Sonata,
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Community News - Manatee Spotlight August 7, 2011 - The Bradenton Times
Google News - over 5 years
SCA's 2012 "Great Performers" concert series features the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra with principal guest conductor Pinchas Zukerman (January 9, 2012); acclaimed American baritone Thomas Hampson (January 30, 2012); Russian pianist Kirill Gerstein
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Pinchas Zukerman with the IPO - Jerusalem Post
Google News - over 5 years
The concerts are a part of the IPO's celebrations of its cooperation with Zubin Mehta. In two concerts, Zukerman will perform Beethoven's Violin Concerto, and in two other concerts he and his wife, cellist Amanda Forsyth,
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Pinchas Zukerman
    FIFTIES
  • 2006
    Age 57
    In 2006 Zukerman began his involvement in the Rolex Artistic Mentorship programme.
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  • 2003
    Age 54
    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.
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  • 1999
    Age 50
    In 1999 he founded the National Arts Centre Young Artists Programme, which counts young musicians such as Viviane Hagner, Jessica Linnebach, and Antal Szalai as alumni.
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    In 1999, he became Music Director of Canada's National Arts Centre Orchestra (NACO) in Ottawa, stepping down from the post in 2015.
    More Details Hide Details He has served as Principal Guest Conductor of the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra since 2009. Zukerman is on the faculty at the Manhattan School of Music and is the head and founder of the Zukerman Performance Program at the school. His former students have included Koh Gabriel Kameda, Julian Rachlin, and Guy Braunstein.
  • THIRTIES
  • 1985
    Age 36
    Zukerman's second marriage was to actress Tuesday Weld from 1985 to 1998.
    More Details Hide Details Both marriages ended in divorce. Zukerman and his third wife, Amanda Forsyth, the NACO's principal cellist, live in the Rockcliffe Park area of Ottawa.
  • 1980
    Age 31
    In the USA, Zukerman was music director of the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra from 1980 to 1987.
    More Details Hide Details He later directed the summer festivals of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra (1991–1995) and the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra (1996–1999).
  • TWENTIES
  • 1970
    Age 21
    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.
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  • 1969
    Age 20
    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.
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  • TEENAGE
  • 1968
    Age 19
    Zukerman has been married three times. His first marriage was to the flautist and novelist Eugenia Zukerman, from 1968 to 1985.
    More Details Hide Details The marriage produced two daughters, who are now both musicians: Arianna Zukerman is a classical soprano, while Natalia Zukerman is a folk singer and guitarist.
  • 1967
    Age 18
    In 1967, he shared the Leventritt Prize with the Korean violinist Kyung-wha Chung.
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  • 1963
    Age 14
    He made his New York debut in 1963.
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  • 1962
    Age 13
    Isaac Stern and Pablo Casals learned of Zukerman's violin talent during a 1962 visit to Israel.
    More Details Hide Details Zukerman subsequently moved to the United States that year for study at the Juilliard School, under the tutelage of Stern and Ivan Galamian.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1948
    Born
    Born on July 16, 1948.
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