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Pinchas Zukerman has remained a phenomenon in the world of music for four decades.
His prodigious technique and unwavering artistic standards are a marvel to audiences and
critics. Mr. Zukerman is equally respected as violinist, violist, conductor, pedagogue, and
His 2010-2011 season includes more than 100 worldwide performances, bringing him to
multiple destinations in North America, Europe, and Asia. Mr. Zukerman performs a recital
tour with pianist Yefim Bronfman in New York, Chicago, Boston, Princeton, and Kansas City.
His chamber ensemble of eight years, the Zukerman ChamberPlayers, perform in Vienna, Paris,
Milan, Naples, Istanbul, Budapest, Warsaw, and Eindhoven. In his second season as Principal
Guest Conductor of the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra in London, he leads the ensemble on an
extensive tour of China, as well as Italy, England, Israel, and Switzerland.
Over the last decade, Mr. Zukerman has led many of the world's top ensembles in a wide
variety of the orchestral repertoire's most demanding works. Currently in his 12th season
as Music Director of the National Arts Centre Orchestra in Ottawa, Mr. Zukerman is
recognized for elevating the ensemble's caliber and reputation, as well as inaugurating the
prestigious National Arts Centre Summer Music Institute. In addition to the National Arts
Centre and Royal Philharmonic orchestras, Maestro Zukerman maintains long-term conducting
relationships with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Israel Philharmonic, and Pittsburgh
Symphony. In North America, he has led the New York and Rochester philharmonics; the
National Symphony Orchestra; and the symphonies of Atlanta, Dallas, Toronto, Milwaukee, St.
Louis, Madison, Oregon, Utah, and Colorado. Internationally, he has conducted the
Staatskapelle Berlin; the Radio France and Nagoya philharmonics; and the Barcelona, São
Paulo, and Singapore symphony orchestras.
A devoted and innovative pedagogue, Mr. Zukerman chairs the Pinchas Zukerman Performance
Program at the Manhattan School of Music. To maintain close relationships with his students
while fulfilling the travel demands of his concert engagements, Mr. Zukerman has pioneered
the use of distance-learning technology in the arts. His dedication to teaching has
resulted in innovative programs in London, New York, China, Israel, and Ottawa.
Born in Tel Aviv, Pinchas Zukerman came to America in 1962, where he studied at The
Juilliard School with Ivan Galamian. He has been awarded a Medal of Arts, the Isaac Stern
Award for Artistic Excellence, and was appointed as the Rolex Mentor and Protégé Arts
Initiative's first instrumentalist mentor in the music discipline. Mr. Zukerman's extensive
discography includes more than 100 titles, and has earned him 21 Grammy nominations and two