Itzhak Perlman once again to dazzle Istanbul audience
Violin virtuoso Itzhak Perlman wil take the stage at Istanbul Convention Center on April 29. He is seen with cellist Yo-Yo Ma (R) at a concert (R).World renowned violin virtuoso Israeli-American Itzhak Perlman will perform in concert on April 29 in Istanbul. The artist, considered one of the most outstanding violin virtuosos of the 21st century by music critics, last year performed a sold-out concert in the city, drawing 3,000 viewers, and this time will take the stage at the Istanbul Convention Center.
In the concert Perlman will once again play his 1714 Soil Stradivarius violin. The violin was once owned by Yehudi Menuhin and is considered to be one of the finest violins made during Stradivari’s “golden period.” The worth of the violin is estimated to be $20 million.
Perlmann has received four Emmy Awards and 15 Grammy awards. Another of Perlman’s achievements is his collaboration with film score composer John Williams in Steven Spielberg’s Academy Award-winning film “Schindler’s List,” in which he performed the violin solos.
In addition to his many orchestral and recital appearances throughout the world, Perlman performs as conductor with leading orchestras. He was the music adviser of the St. Louis Symphony from 2002 to 2004, and he was the principal guest conductor of the Detroit Symphony from 2001 to 2005. The artist has performed as conductor with the New York Philharmonic, Chicago Symphony, Philadelphia Orchestra, Boston Symphony, National Symphony, Los Angeles Philharmonic, St. Paul Chamber Orchestra and the symphony orchestras of San Francisco, Dallas, Houston, Pittsburgh, Seattle, Montreal, Atlanta and Toronto, as well as at the Ravinia and OK Mozart festivals.
Internationally, Perlman has conducted the Berlin Philharmonic, Concertgebouw Orchestra, London Philharmonic, the English Chamber Orchestra and the Israel Philharmonic. In January 2009, Perlman took part in the inauguration of U.S. President Barack Obama, premiering a piece written for the occasion by John Williams and performing with clarinetist Anthony McGill, pianist Gabriela Montero and cellist Yo-Yo Ma.
In May 2007 he performed at the state dinner for the queen and the duke of Edinburgh, hosted by President George W. Bush and Laura Bush at the White House.
Perlman Music Program
Perlman devotes considerable time to education, both in his participation each summer in the Perlman Music Program and his teaching at Juilliard, where he holds the Dorothy Richard Starling Foundation chair. He was awarded an honorary doctorate and a centennial medal on the occasion of Julliard’s 100th commencement ceremony in May 2005.
Perlman will come to Turkey with the sponsorship of Yapı Kredi, which is celebrating its 70th anniversary. Tickets for the concert are available at biletix.