Pinchas Zukerman

Biography

Born: July 16, 1948; Israel  
Israeli-born Pinchas Zukerman has kept his face and music before the public for more than four decades with his wide range of activities: he is a world-class violinist, violist, conductor, and administrator. Zukerman's first instrument was the recorder, his second the clarinet. But soon he took after his father, a violinist of Polish background. By the time he was eight, Zukerman was studying at the Tel Aviv Academy of Music, and when he was 12 Read more he moved to New York to matriculate at the Juilliard School. Isaac Stern signed papers to become his legal guardian. Zukerman studied with Ivan Galamian, the Juilliard's avatar of hardcore Russian-school playing, and was also encouraged by cellist Pablo Casals.
After jointly winning the Leventritt Competition with Kyung-Wha Chung in 1966, Zukerman began performing widely. His career as a top-flight international soloist began with his New York debut at Lincoln Center in 1969. Zukerman performed on both violin and viola, taking full advantage of the various repertoires his versatility opened up to him. He played duo sonatas and music for larger chamber ensembles, recorded the Mozart Sinfonia Concertante for violin, viola, and orchestra with Stern, and also began building a career as a conductor. Zukerman performed music from the Baroque era to premieres of new works by Lutoslawski and others. By the early 2000s, Zukerman had made over 100 recordings as a soloist, covering the entire standard violin and viola repertoire.
In 1980, Zukerman was named music director of the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra. He restored the group's financial health, oversaw a move into a new 2,000-seat theater, and made a series of recordings, both as conductor and soloist, that became mainstays of radio programming. In 1998, as his marriage to Hollywood starlet Tuesday Weld dissolved, Zukerman accepted the music directorship of Canada's National Arts Centre Orchestra in Ottawa. His efforts there encompassed unusual levels of community and educational outreach; he became a pioneer in the use of videoconferencing and webcasting technology to communicate the immediacy of classical music making. He helped launch the career of the young Russian violin sensation Ilya Gringolts; after seeing a video of Gringolts' playing that his parents had sent from Russia, Zukerman arranged for Gringolts to study at Juilliard with Itzhak Perlman and conducted Gringolts' North American debut with the NAC Orchestra. He remains internationally active as a soloist and guest conductor. Read less
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  • 1.
    The Trout & The Greatest Love and The Greatest Sorrow
    Label: Christopher Nupen Films   Catalog: 13 Release Date: 01/29/2016   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Franz Schubert
    Performer:  Jacqueline Du Pré,  Itzhak Perlman,  Pinchas Zukerman,  Zubin Mehta  ... 
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  • 2.
    Duets For Two Violins
    Label: Warner Classics   Catalog: 553143 Release Date: 11/20/2015   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Jean-Marie Leclair,  Henri Wieniawski,  Johan Halvorsen,  Louis Spohr
    Performer:  Pinchas Zukerman,  Itzhak Perlman
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    J.C. & C.P.E. Bach, Mozart, Stamitz, Vanhal, Goldberg: Oboe Quartets & Trio Sonatas
    Label: Warner Classics   Catalog: 552401 Release Date: 11/20/2015   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart,  Carl Stamitz,  Johann Christian Bach,  Johann Baptist Vanhal  ... 
    Performer:  Ray Still,  Lynn Harrell,  Itzhak Perlman,  Pinchas Zukerman  ... 
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    The Tokyo String Quartet plays Haydn & Mozart
    Label: Rca   Catalog: 88875124582 Release Date: 11/13/2015   Number of Discs: 5
    Composer:  Franz Joseph Haydn,  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
    Performer:  Pinchas Zukerman,  James Galway,  Richard Stoltzman
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Tokyo String Quartet
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    Beethoven: String Trios Opp. 3, 8 & 9
    Label: Warner Classics   Catalog: 552417 Release Date: 09/25/2015   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Ludwig van Beethoven
    Performer:  Itzhak Perlman,  Pinchas Zukerman,  Lynn Harrell
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    Itzhak Perlman & Pinchas Zukerman Play Music For Two Violins
    Label: Warner Classics   Catalog: 552462 Release Date: 09/25/2015   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Moritz Moszkowski,  Dmitri Shostakovich,  Sergei Prokofiev,  Béla Bartók
    Performer:  Itzhak Perlman,  Pinchas Zukerman,  Samuel Sanders
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  • 7.
    Itzhak Perlman: The Complete Warner Recordings
    Label: Warner Classics   Catalog: 552439 Release Date: 09/25/2015   Number of Discs: 77
    Composer:  Niccolň Paganini,  Pablo de Sarasate,  Johann Sebastian Bach,  Felix Mendelssohn  ... 
    Performer:  Itzhak Perlman,  Pinchas Zukerman,  Ray Still,  Samuel Sanders  ... 
    Conductor:  Lawrence Foster,  Daniel Barenboim,  Itzhak Perlman,  Bernard Haitink  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Philharmonic Orchestra,  English Chamber Orchestra,  Israel Philharmonic Orchestra  ... 
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    J.s. Bach: Double Concerto; Violin Concerto No. 2; Violin Concertos; Concerto For Violin And Oboe
    Label: Warner Classics   Catalog: 552442 Release Date: 09/25/2015   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Johann Sebastian Bach
    Performer:  Pinchas Zukerman,  Itzhak Perlman,  Neil Black
    Conductor:  Daniel Barenboim
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    Haydn: Violin Concerto No. 1 In C Major; Sinfonia Concertante In B Flat Major  / Zukerman, Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra
    Label: Pentatone   Catalog: 5186224 Release Date: 09/11/2015   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Franz Joseph Haydn
    Performer:  Pinchas Zukerman,  Ronald Leonhard,  David Breidenthal,  Barbara Winters
    Conductor:  Pinchas Zukerman
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra
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    The Perlman Sound
    Label: Warner Classics   Catalog: 551699 Release Date: 08/28/2015   Number of Discs: 3
    Composer:  Felix Mendelssohn,  Johannes Brahms,  Ludwig van Beethoven,  Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky  ... 
    Performer:  Itzhak Perlman,  Samuel Sanders,  Vladimir Ashkenazy,  Daniel Barenboim  ... 
    Conductor:  Bernard Haitink,  Carlo Maria Giulini,  Daniel Barenboim,  Eugene Ormandy  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra,  Chicago Symphony Orchestra,  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra  ... 
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  • 11.
    Sunken Cathedral: Classics For Kids
    Label: eOne   Catalog: 7793 Release Date: 08/21/2015   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Franz Schubert,  Robert Schumann,  Gabriela Montero,  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart  ... 
    Performer:  Marc Neikrug,  Pinchas Zukerman
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  • 12.
    Itzhak Perlman 40th Anniversary [4 DVDs]
    Label: Euroarts   Catalog: 2061328 Release Date: 07/31/2015   Number of Discs: 4
    Composer:  Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky,  Sir Edward Elgar,  Ludwig van Beethoven,  Sergei Prokofiev  ... 
    Performer:  Itzhak Perlman,  Zuill Bailey,  Navah Perlman,  Giora Schmidt  ... 
    Conductor:  Eugene Ormandy,  Gennadi Rozhdestvensky,  Itzhak Perlman,  Sir Charles Mackerras  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philadelphia Orchestra,  BBC Symphony Orchestra,  Israel Philharmonic Orchestra  ... 
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  • 13.
    Itzhak Perlman - Complete Recordings on Deutsche Grammophon
    Label: Deutsche Grammophon   Catalog: 002298802 Release Date: 05/26/2015   Number of Discs: 25
    Composer:  Alban Berg,  Igor Stravinsky,  Sir Edward Elgar,  Ernest Chausson  ... 
    Performer:  Itzhak Perlman,  Pinchas Zukerman,  Daniel Barenboim,  Myor Rosen  ... 
    Conductor:  Seiji Ozawa,  Daniel Barenboim,  Zubin Mehta,  James Levine  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Boston Symphony Orchestra,  Chicago Symphony Orchestra,  New York Philharmonic  ... 
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  • 14.
    Pierre Boulez - 20th Century
    Label: Deutsche Grammophon   Catalog: 002250902 Release Date: 02/10/2015   Number of Discs: 44
    Composer:  Béla Bartók,  Alban Berg,  Harrison Birtwistle,  Pierre Boulez  ... 
    Performer:  John Tomlinson,  John Aler,  Krystian Zimerman,  Leif Ove Andsnes  ... 
    Conductor:  Pierre Boulez,  Martyn Brabbins
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chicago Symphony Orchestra,  Chicago Symphony Chorus,  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra  ... 
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  • 15.
    Pierre Boulez - The Complete Columbia Album Collection
    Label: Sony   Catalog: 301333 Release Date: 11/24/2014   Number of Discs: 67
    Composer:  Béla Bartók,  Alexander Scriabin,  Ludwig van Beethoven,  Alban Berg  ... 
    Performer:  Karl Dönch,  Isabel Strauss,  Walter Berry,  Fritz Uhl  ... 
    Conductor:  Pierre Boulez,  Anton Webern
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  New York Philharmonic,  Camerata Singers,  Schola Cantorum New York  ... 
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    Leonard Bernstein Edition - Concertos & Orchestral Works
    Label: Sony   Catalog: 301330 Release Date: 10/27/2014   Number of Discs: 80
    Composer:  Samuel Barber,  Johann Sebastian Bach,  Antonio Vivaldi,  Béla Bartók  ... 
    Performer:  Isaac Stern,  Leonard Bernstein,  Harold Gomberg,  William Heim  ... 
    Conductor:  Leonard Bernstein,  Seiji Ozawa,  Maurice Peress
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  New York Philharmonic,  New York Philharmonic members,  Columbia Symphony Orchestra  ... 
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    Sibelius, Brahms: Violin Concertos
    Label: Deutsche Grammophon   Catalog: 002154902 Release Date: 10/14/2014   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Jean Sibelius,  Ludwig van Beethoven,  Johannes Brahms
    Performer:  Pinchas Zukerman
    Conductor:  Daniel Barenboim
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Philharmonic Orchestra,  Orchestre de Paris
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  • 18.
    Carlo Maria Giulini - Anniversary Edition
    Label: Profil   Catalog: 14006 Release Date: 04/29/2014   Number of Discs: 6
    Composer:  Felix Mendelssohn,  Claude Debussy,  Johannes Brahms,  Franz Joseph Haydn  ... 
    Performer:  Pinchas Zukerman,  Anna Maria Canali,  Luigi Alva,  Nicola Rossi-Lemeni  ... 
    Conductor:  Carlo Maria Giulini
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  • 19.
    Isaac Stern Plays Mozart
    Label: Sony   Catalog: 5429342 Release Date: 03/25/2014   Number of Discs: 4
    Composer:  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
    Performer:  Isaac Stern,  Pinchas Zukerman
    Conductor:  George Szell,  Alexander Schneider,  Daniel Barenboim,  Jean-Pierre Rampal
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Columbia Symphony Orchestra,  English Chamber Orchestra,  Cleveland Orchestra members  ... 
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  • 20.
    Itzhak Perlman - Concertos, Sonatas & More
    Label: Sony   Catalog: 5438882 Release Date: 03/25/2014   Number of Discs: 9
    Composer:  Johann Sebastian Bach,  Antonio Vivaldi,  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart,  Johannes Brahms  ... 
    Performer:  Isaac Stern,  Itzhak Perlman,  Pinchas Zukerman,  Daniel Barenboim  ... 
    Conductor:  Zubin Mehta,  Erich Leinsdorf,  André Previn,  John T. Williams
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  New York Philharmonic,  Juilliard String Quartet,  Boston Symphony Orchestra  ... 
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  • 21.
    The Tokyo String Quartet plays Beethoven: The Complete String Quartets
    Label: Rca   Catalog: 975782 Release Date: 03/25/2014   Number of Discs: 9
    Composer:  Ludwig van Beethoven
    Performer:  Peter Oundjian,  Kazuhide Isomura,  Kikuei Ikeda,  Sadao Harada  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Tokyo String Quartet
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  • 22.
    Itzhak Perlman - 5 Classic Albums
    Label: Warner Classics   Catalog: 939025 Release Date: 01/14/2014   Number of Discs: 5
    Composer:  Johann Sebastian Bach,  Pablo de Sarasate,  Manuel de Falla,  Enrique Granados  ... 
    Performer:  Itzhak Perlman,  Pinchas Zukerman,  Samuel Sanders
    Conductor:  Daniel Barenboim,  Lawrence Foster,  André Previn,  Eugene Ormandy
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Chamber Orchestra,  Royal Philharmonic Orchestra,  Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra  ... 
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  • 23.
    The Hubermann Week Festival, 30th Anniversary
    Label: Helicon   Catalog: 29667 Release Date: 01/14/2014   Number of Discs: 4
    Composer:  Johann Sebastian Bach,  Antonio Vivaldi,  Ludwig van Beethoven,  Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky  ... 
    Performer:  Shlomo Mintz,  Isaac Stern,  Daniel Benyamini,  Pinchas Zukerman  ... 
    Conductor:  Zubin Mehta
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  • 24.
    Pierre Boulez Conducts Schoenberg
    Label: Sony   Catalog: 42957 Release Date: 01/01/2014   Number of Discs: 11
    Composer:  Arnold Schoenberg
    Performer:  Siegmund Nimsgern,  Kenneth Bowen,  Ian Partridge,  Paul Hudson  ... 
    Conductor:  Pierre Boulez
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  BBC Symphony Orchestra,  BBC Singers,  New York Philharmonic  ... 
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  • 25.
    Berlioz Masterworks / Dutoit, Montreal [17-CD Collector's Edition]
    Label: Decca   Catalog: 001915202 Release Date: 10/22/2013   Number of Discs: 17
    Composer:  Hector Berlioz,  Dimitri Bortniansky,  Johann Paul A. Martini
    Performer:  Françoise Pollet,  Deborah Voigt,  Gino Quilico,  Jean-Phillipe Courtis  ... 
    Conductor:  Charles Dutoit
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Montreal Symphony Orchestra,  Montreal Symphony Chorus
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