Itzhak Perlman

Perlman, Itzhak, 1945–, Israeli musician, one of the greatest violinists of his generation, b. Tel Aviv. A child prodigy, he gave a solo violin recital at age ten and appeared on American television in 1958. He studied at the Juilliard School in New York City. Since his Carnegie Hall debut in 1963, Perlman has appeared widely in concert throughout the world and has made hundreds of recordings. He is noted for the warmth of his tone and brillant technique. Stricken with polio at age four, Perlman has also been an advocate for the rights of the disabled.

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