Itzhak Perlman
Itzhak Perlman

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Name: Itzhak Perlman
Occupation: Violinist
Gender: Male
Birth Day: August 31, 1945
Age: 77
Birth Place: Tel Aviv, Israel
Zodiac Sign: Virgo

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Itzhak Perlman

Itzhak Perlman was born on August 31, 1945 in Tel Aviv, Israel (77 years old). Itzhak Perlman is a Violinist, zodiac sign: Virgo. Find out Itzhak Perlmannet worth 2020, salary 2020 detail bellow.

Brief Info

Multiple Grammy Award-winning Israeli violinist, conductor, and esteemed teacher who also received the National Medal of the Arts from President Bill Clinton.


After he was denied admission to music school as a child, he taught himself using a toy fiddle until he could receive real lessons.

Net Worth

Net Worth 2020

$10 Million

Salary 2020

Not known

Before Fame

He tried to enter the Shulamit Conservatory at age three but was not big enough to hold the violin.

Biography Timeline


Perlman was born in 1945 in Tel Aviv. His parents, Chaim and Shoshana Perlman, were Jewish natives of Poland and had independently immigrated to the British Mandate of Palestine (now Israel) in the mid-1930s before they met and later married. Perlman contracted polio at age four and has walked using leg braces and crutches since then and plays the violin while seated. As of 2018, he uses crutches or an electric Amigo scooter for mobility.


Perlman appeared on The Ed Sullivan Show twice in 1958, and again in 1964, on the same show with the Rolling Stones. He made his debut at Carnegie Hall in 1963 and won the Leventritt Competition in 1964. Soon afterward, he began to tour widely. In addition to an extensive recording and performance career, he has continued to make guest appearances on American television shows such as The Tonight Show and Sesame Street as well as playing at a number of functions at the White House.


In 1975, Perlman accepted a faculty post at the Conservatory of Music at Brooklyn College. In 2003, Mr. Perlman was named the holder of the Dorothy Richard Starling Foundation Chair in Violin Studies at the Juilliard School, succeeding his teacher, Dorothy DeLay. He also currently teaches students one-on-one at the Perlman Music Program on Long Island, NY, rarely holding master classes.


Although he has never been billed or marketed as a singer, he sang the role of "Un carceriere" ("a jailer") on a 1981 EMI recording of Puccini's "Tosca" that featured Renata Scotto, Plácido Domingo, and Renato Bruson, with James Levine conducting. He had earlier sung the role in an excerpt from the opera on a 1980 Pension Fund Benefit Concert telecast as part of the Live from Lincoln Center series with Luciano Pavarotti as Cavaradossi and Zubin Mehta conducting the New York Philharmonic.


On 5 July 1986, he performed on the New York Philharmonic's tribute to the 100th anniversary of the Statue of Liberty, which was televised live on ABC Television in the United States. The orchestra, conducted by Zubin Mehta, performed in Central Park.


In 1987, he joined the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra (IPO) for their concerts in Warsaw and Budapest as well as other cities in Eastern bloc countries. He toured with the IPO in the spring of 1990 for its first-ever performance in the Soviet Union, with concerts in Moscow and Leningrad, and toured with the IPO again in 1994, performing in China and India.


While primarily a solo artist, Perlman has performed with a number of other musicians, including Yo-Yo Ma, Pinchas Zukerman, Jessye Norman, Isaac Stern, and Yuri Temirkanov at the 150th anniversary celebration of Tchaikovsky in Leningrad in December 1990. He has also performed and recorded with his friend and fellow Israeli violinist/violist Pinchas Zukerman on numerous occasions over the years.


The Perlman Music Program, founded in 1994 by Perlman's wife, Toby Perlman, and Suki Sandler, started as a summer camp for exceptional string musicians between the ages of 12 and 18. Over time, it expanded to a year-long program. Students have the chance to have Itzhak Perlman himself coach them before they play at venues such as the Sutton Place Synagogue and public schools. By introducing students to each other and requiring them to practice together, the program strives to have musicians who would otherwise practice alone and develop a network of friends and colleagues. Rather than remain isolated, participants in the program find an area where they belong.


Perlman played at the state dinner attended by Queen Elizabeth II on 7 May 2007, in the East Room at the White House.

At the beginning of the new millennium, Perlman began to conduct. He took the post of principal guest conductor at the Detroit Symphony Orchestra. He served as music advisor to the Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra from 2002 to 2004. In November 2007, the Westchester Philharmonic announced the appointment of Perlman as artistic director and principal conductor. His first concert in these roles was on 11 October 2008, in an all-Beethoven program featuring pianist Leon Fleisher performing the Emperor Concerto.


In 2015 on a classical music program entitled The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center produced by WQXR in New York City, it was revealed that Perlman performed the uncredited violin solo on the 1989 Billy Joel song "The Downeaster Alexa".


On 2 November 2018, Perlman reprised the 60th anniversary of his first appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show as a guest on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert.

Family Life

Itzhak married Toby Friedlander on December 31, 1966 and had five children with her.

🎂 Upcoming Birthday

Currently, Itzhak Perlman is 77 years, 2 months and 26 days old. Itzhak Perlman will celebrate 78th birthday on a Thursday 31st of August 2023. Below we countdown to Itzhak Perlman upcoming birthday.


Recent Birthday Highlights

73rd birthday - Friday, August 31, 2018

Today is Israeli-American Violin Virtuoso Itzhak Perlman’s 73rd Birthday! [ON-THIS-DAY] –

72nd birthday - Thursday, August 31, 2017

71st birthday - Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Happy 71st Birthday, Itzhak Perlman!

Few violinists equal him in charisma and sensitivity. Itzhak Perlman is one of a kind. His rare performances sell out Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre, and

Itzhak Perlman 71st birthday timeline
70th birthday - Monday, August 31, 2015

On His 70th Birthday, Appraising Itzhak Perlman's Influence | WQXR Blog | WQXR

Perlman's 70th birthday on Monday has brought fresh appraisals of a violinist who has been a media fixture ever since he came to New York in his early teens.

Itzhak Perlman 70th birthday timeline
69th birthday - Sunday, August 31, 2014

Happy Birthday Itzhak Perlman

Legendary violinist Itzak Perlman celebrates his 69th birthday today! HAPPY BIRTHDAY ITZHAK! “Yom Holedet Sameah”, and 120 more! 

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67th birthday - Friday, August 31, 2012

Choose an Itzhak Perlman Concerto | Showdown @ High Noon | WQXR

Friday is the 67th birthday of Itzhak Perlman. We marked the occasion by giving you a choice of one of his three celebrated concerto recordings. You voted for the Beethoven and we played it at noon.

Itzhak Perlman 67th birthday timeline
66th birthday - Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Happy Birthday, Itzhak Perlman!

65th birthday - Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Happy Birthday Itzhak Perlman - Jewcy

Today is the 65th birthday of violinist Itzhak Perlman, and on behalf of any other Jews who took violin lessons as a kid* after first seeing the clip below, I’d like to wish Itzhak many more.    *I only took … Read More

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