- Violin, Chamber Music
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Born in Israel
Won the prestigious Leventritt Competition in 1964. Has appeared with every major orchestra and in recitals and festivals throughout the world. Most recently, has conducted orchestras in the U.S., Europe, and Israel. Recipient of 16 Grammy and 3 Emmy Awards. With Yo-Yo Ma, Gabriela Montero, and Anthony McGill, performed at the inauguration of President Barack Obama in January 2009. Has taught at the Brooklyn College Conservatory of Music for 15 years and at the Perlman Music Program, a summer program for talented teenagers, since its inception.
Degrees and Studies
Early violin studies at the Academy of Music in Tel Aviv with Ryvka Goldgart; at 13 began studies at The Juilliard School with Dorothy DeLay and Ivan Galamian. Honorary degrees from Harvard, Yale, Brown, and Columbia, among others.