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Mendelssohn Piano Trios
Mendelssohn Piano Trios

Itzhak Perlman and Yo Yo Ma together again on this disc available now from amazon, iTunes and retail outlets.


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Itzhak Perlman & Helen Mirren
Posted May 27, 2016 by itzhakperlman


2016 Genesis Prize Laureate Itzhak Perlman recently met up with Genesis Prize Ceremony MC, award Award winning actress Dame Helen Mirren in advance of their trip to Israel in June, when Mr. Perlman will receive the 2016 Genesis Prize Award. Prime Minister of Israel Benjamin Netanyahu will present the 2016 Genesis Prize to the acclaimed violinist, educator and advocate for individuals with disabilities, Itzhak Perlman.

The Genesis Prize is a $1 million annual award given to individuals who have achieved extraordinary professional success, have made a significant contribution to humanity, and inspire others through their engagement and dedication to the Jewish community and the State of Israel.
The inaugural Genesis Prize – dubbed by Time magazine as “The Jewish Nobel” – was awarded in 2014 to New York Mayor and one of the world’s leading philanthropists, Michael Bloomberg. Academy-award winning actor, producer and peace activist Michael Douglas received this prestigious award in 2015.

“Itzhak Perlman is the embodiment of everything an ideal Genesis Prize Laureate should be,” said Chairman and Co-Founder of the Genesis Prize, Stan Polovets. “Itzhak has achieved unparalleled professional success, and through his music brings joy to millions of people around the world. A 16 time Grammy award winner, he has been an incredible source of inspiration for individuals with special needs by overcoming tremendous personal challenges after having been severely disabled by polio at age four. And he has given back to society by dedicating virtually all of his free time and significant resources to teaching young talented musicians and to serving as an advocate for individuals with disabilities. We are delighted to have Itzhak as our 2016 Laureate.”

Itzhak Perlman Cancels North Carolina Performance
Posted May 17, 2016 by itzhakperlman

Earlier today, Itzhak Perlman released a statement on his Facebook page regarding his decision to cancel his scheduled performance in North Carolina:”As my fans know, I have spent a lifetime advocating against discrimination towards those with physical disabilities and have been a vocal advocate for treating all people equally. As such, after great consideration, I have decided to cancel my May 18th concert in North Carolina with the North Carolina Symphony as a stand against House Bill 2. As Attorney General Loretta Lynch recently stated, HB2 “is about a great deal more than just bathrooms. [It] is about the dignity and respect we accord our fellow citizens.” I couldn’t agree more and will look forward to returning to North Carolina when this discriminatory law is repealed.”

The legendary concert violinist joins other notable entertainers including Bruce Springsteen, Cindy Lauper, Jimmy Buffet, Ringo Starr and Nick Jonas who have taken similar action. For more information go to: Equality North Carolina, the largest LGBT rights and equality group in the state.

Itzhak Perlman Conducts Student Orchestra in Lod
Posted Apr 29, 2016 by itzhakperlman


Itzhak Perlman conducted 100 young Israeli string players and the Perlman Music Program (PMP) Orchestra performing an arrangement of “Ode to Joy” in Lod, Israel. Lod is a mixed Jewish-Arab city 15 km (9.3 mi) southeast of Tel Aviv in the Center District of Israel.

Perlman’s Video Goes Viral on Classic FM’s FB Page
Posted Apr 25, 2016 by itzhakperlman


Classic FM Radio Host David Mellor interviewed Itzhak Perlman at London’s Savoy Hotel, ahead of the UK leg of his European tour. During the interview the violin virtuoso was asked to share some advice on getting the most out of your practice and tackling nerves.

We’re thrilled to announce that Itzhak Perlman’s answers went ‘viral’ on Classic FM’s Facebook page. So far, the video has appeared on over 2 million Facebook timelines and has been shared over 650,000 times. WATCH NOW

‘Fiddler’ Cast Album #2 on the Billboard Cast Album Chart
Posted Apr 16, 2016 by itzhakperlman


The new Fiddler on the Roof Broadway Cast Album entered the Billboard Cast Album Chart at #2 behind Hamilton: American Musical Broadway Cast Album.
Itzhak Perlman recorded a special bonus track for the new Broadway cast recording. The track, “Excerpts From Fiddler on the Roof,” is arranged by acclaimed composer John Williams. Broadway Records released the album, which is produced by David Lai, Ted Sperling, and Louise Gund. BUY NOW