It has come to my attention that someone continues to be impersonating me on Facebook/social media through an unofficial page and is requesting “charitable” funds from my followers. They are suggesting they are me or that they are connected with me and one individual is asking for payments via PayPal to the following address: firstname.lastname@example.org. Please know that I would never solicit funds and please do not succumb to this impersonator or anyone else who is impersonating me. I do not send individual messages through Facebook/social media and I communicate online only through my official Facebook/social media channels.
“My dear dear friend Ivry Gitlis is gone. He was a virtuoso violinist, a true individual, and a larger than life personality. For more than 50 years I was lucky to be his friend. I shall miss you Ivry,” tweeted Itzhak Perlman on Twitter today.
As one of the modern greats of classical music, Ivry Gitlis not only performed with the best orchestras in the world but never stopped experimenting, seeking new fans far beyond the elite.
Ivry Gitlis was as comfortable playing with the Rolling Stones or jazzman Stephane Grapelli, with African storytellers or gypsies, as he was with classical repertoire.