Zukerman, Pinchas

Zukerman, Pinchas,

1948–, Israeli violinist and conductor, b. Tel Aviv. A violin protégé of Isaac SternStern, Isaac,
1920–2001, American violinist, b. Kremenets, in what is now Ukraine. Brought to the United States as an infant, Stern began piano lessons at the age of six and violin lessons at eight.
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, he came to the United States in 1962 and made his New York City debut the following year. Zukerman is particularly noted as a chamber musicchamber music,
ensemble music for small groups of instruments, with only one player to each part. Its essence is individual treatment of parts and the exclusion of virtuosic elements.
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 performer. He was musical director of the St. Paul (Minn.) Chamber Orchestra from 1980 to 1987. Zukerman has been the musical director of the National Arts Center Orchestra of Ottawa, Canada, since 1998 while also maintaining a busy schedule as a guest conductor and soloist with other orchestras.
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