Itzhak Perlman, the world-famous violinist, has a new job. Last fall, he became a professor at the Juilliard School, the renowned conservatory in the heart of New York. Perlman, who earns several million dollars per year, doesn't need to take the position for the money. The Juilliard School is simply a magnet for top musicians. Perlman himself received valuable training at the Juilliard School when he was a teenager. Midori, Sarah Chang, and Nigel Kennedy are three other world-class violinists who attended the Juilliard School, but there are other prominent musicians who went through training at the famous conservatory, including soprano Renee Fleming, the LaSalle Quartet, trumpeter Wynton Marsalis, and conductor James Levine. The Juilliard School was founded in 1905, to improve training opportunities for young American musicians. Until then, talented Americans had almost
no choice but to travel to Europe to enhance their skills. Today, students from all over the world come to New York to prepare for their careers. Georg Hirsch has a profile of the Juilliard School.
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