Public Radio of Armenia
World-known violinist and conductor, Pinchas Zukerman has arrived in Armenia within the framework of the “Yerevan Perspectives” international music festival. Today he is expected to play at Aram Khachatryan Concert Hall together with the Camerata Salzburg Orchestra. The concert will feature works by Stravinsky, Mozart and Beethoven.
“I’m glad to be in Yerevan again. I liked your airport and its new terminal. The wine and cuisine are also wonderful here, while the audience is simply splendid,” Pinchas Zukerman said in Yerevan.
During a short meeting with journalists the musician told about his Armenian teacher Ivan Galamyan. “He was an exceptional person, a great teacher. He was not only teaching to play violin. He was teaching how to teach it to others. Many famous musicians were attending Galamyan’s classes to learn something from him. A whole generation is grateful to Galamyan,” he said.
Pinchas Zukerman has remained a phenomenon in the world of music for over four decades. His musical genius, prodigious technique and unwavering artistic standards are a marvel to audiences and critics. The name Pinchas Zukerman is equally respected as violinist, violist, conductor, pedagogue and chamber musician.
Born in Tel Aviv in 1948, Pinchas Zukerman moved to America in 1962 where he studied at The Juilliard School with Ivan Galamian. He has been awarded the 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. Pinchas Zukerman’s extensive discography contains over 100 titles, and has earned him 21 Grammy nominations and two awards.