An Evening with Itzhak Perlman
Undeniably the reigning virtuoso of the violin, Itzhak Perlman is beloved for his charm and humanity as well as his talent. Propelled to national recognition through an appearance on the Ed Sullivan Show in 1958, Perlman went on to study at Juilliard. Having performed with every major orchestra and at venerable concert halls around the globe, Perlman has been honored by three U.S. Presidents for his contributions to the arts and advocating for individuals with special needs. His records have garnered 16 GRAMMY Awards. In 2008, Perlman was honored with a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award for excellence in the recording arts. One of his proudest achievements is his collaboration on Steven Spielberg’s Academy Award-winning film Schindler’s List, in which he performed the violin solos. He can also be heard as the violin soloist on the soundtrack for the films Hero and Memoirs of a Geisha.