He is one of the most famous and most versatile violinists in the world. Even those who are unfamiliar with Itzhak Perlman's recordings of Bach and Beethoven may have seen him on television, since he is a frequent Grammy award winner and has plenty of other TV appearances. His round face and curly hair, which has begun to turn gray, is easy to remember. Movie goers who went to see "Schindler's List" also heard Perlman, who played a solo piece that has developed a concert life on its own since the film premiered in 1993. Perlman does not limit himself to classical music. He has made jazz recordings with pianists Andre Previn and Oscar Peterson, and one of his more recent passions is klezmer music. This fall, he is starting something new again, accepting a position as professor at the New York Juilliard School. At first sight, this seems to be more exciting for the famous conservatory than for the violin star. However, Itzhak Perlman, who has taught at a college in Brooklyn for the past 20 years, seems to be thrilled about his new job. It's unlikely to slow down his concert schedule, and besides, Perlman has strong feelings about teaching, as Georg Hirsch found out on his visit to the Perlman residence.
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