Itzhak Perlman – multiple Grammy-winning violinist
Israeli-American violinist Itzhak Perlman has performed for both Barack Obama and The Queen in a glittering career which has seen him pick up no fewer than 16 Grammy Awards. You can both buy and sell Itzhak Perlman tickets on StubHub.
A favourite of Barack Obama
Born in the Israeli city of Tel Aviv in 1945, Itzhak Perlman first picked up the violin aged just three and by his mid-teens was studying the instrument at New York’s prestigious Juilliard School. He first caught U.S. attention when he appeared on "The Ed Sullivan Show" in 1958 and five years later, he played Carnegie Hall for the first time. His reputation as a musical maestro grew throughout the following two decades and led to stints in the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra and Detroit Symphony Orchestra, a teaching post at Brooklyn College and numerous film and TV work. He’s provided music for the soundtracks of "Schindler’s List" and "Memoirs of a Geisha", collaborated with the likes of Isaac Stern, Jessye Norman and "Yo-Yo Ma and performed for the Queen at the 2007 White House state dinner and "Barack Obama at his Presidential inauguration. In 2019 his fascinating life story was explored in the feature-length documentary "Itzhak". If you haven’t yet seen the man with no fewer than 16 Grammys to his name, then take a look at the various Itzhak Perlman tickets currently on offer at StubHub.
Effortless technique, gorgeous tone, energetic stage presence
Despite having entered his seventies, Itzhak Perlman shows no signs of slowing down and regularly takes to the stage at prestigious concert halls, such as Boston’s Symphony Hall, Chicago’s Civic Opera House and Nashville’s Schermerhorn Symphony Center. Perlman still continues to perform alongside various illustrious orchestras too, including the Los Angeles Philharmonic, and in 2019 shared the stage with pianist Evgeny Kissin for a series of sold-out shows. Fans should look forward to hearing the virtuoso violinist delve into his classical repertoire, with concertos by Brahms, Mendelssohn and Elgar particular favourites. Blessed with an effortless playing technique, a gorgeous tone and intonation and an energetic stage presence, Perlman is also keen to give audiences value for money, often performing lengthy encores once his scheduled programming has come to an end. Don’t miss out on the opportunity to see one of the classical music scene’s most celebrated violinists and check out the range of Itzhak Perlman tickets now available on StubHub.