World-renowned violinist, a 15 Grammy and 4 Emmy Award winner Itzhak Perlman has today performed at the Heydar Aliyev Center.
The night of the classic music was dedicated to the 91st anniversary of the birth of prominent ophthalmologist, academician Zarifa Aliyeva.
The Israeli-American musician was accompanied by a Sri Lankan pianist Rohan de Silva. The classic repertoire offered to the Baku audience included pieces by outstanding composers such as Ludwig van Beethoven, Richard Strauss and Claude Debussy.
Itzhak Perlman was born in 1945 in Israel. Initially trained at the Tel Aviv Music Academy, he succeeded in graduating from the Juilliard School, a top-class US art institution.
The victory at the highly prestigious Leventritt Competition in 1964 had a profound impact on Perlman’s career. Since that time onwards, a virtuoso violinist started appearing with the leading orchestras and numerous solo concerts world over.
The venues of Perlman’ performances include the most prestigious national arenas in a number of countries, such as the US Kennedy Center and the White House.
Itzhak Perlman succeeded in conquering the audience as a conductor too. The concerts he conducted turned into truly memorable events in the New York Philharmonic, the National Symphony Orchestra, the Philadelphia Orchestra, the Los Angeles Philharmonic, as well as Symphony Orchestras in Chicago, Boston, San Francisco, Saint Louis, Dallas, and Houston.
In 2005, Izhak Perlman became an Honorary Doctor of the Juilliard School and was awarded the Juiliard’s 100 Anniversary Medal. His other decorations include the US Medal of Freedom (1986) and the National Medal of Arts (2000).