Itzhak Perlman

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Itzhak Perlman (Hebrew: יִצְחָק פרלמן; born August 31, 1945) is an Israeli-American violinist. He has performed worldwide and throughout the United States, in venues that have included a state dinner for Elizabeth II at the White House in 2007, and at the 2009 inauguration of Barack Obama. He has conducted the Detroit Symphony Orchestra, the Philadelphia Orchestra, and the Westchester Philharmonic. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Itzhak Perlman has received more than 2,730,804 page views. His biography is available in 48 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 47 in 2019). Itzhak Perlman is the 172nd most popular musician (down from 139th in 2019), the 107th most popular biography from Israel (down from 95th in 2019) and the most popular Israeli Musician.

Itzhak Perlman is most famous for his violin playing. He was born in Tel Aviv, Israel, on January 27, 1945. He began playing the violin at the age of four and went on to study at the Juilliard School in New York City. He has performed with many famous orchestras, including the New York Philharmonic and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra.

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Among musicians, Itzhak Perlman ranks 172 out of 3,175Before him are George Martin, José Feliciano, Giovanni Battista Viotti, Brian Eno, Klaus Nomi, and Ian Paice. After him are Anton Diabelli, Lucio Dalla, Gilberto Gil, Bill Wyman, Ritchie Valens, and Vladimir Ashkenazy.

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Among people born in 1945, Itzhak Perlman ranks 59Before him are Steve Martin, Keith Jarrett, José Feliciano, Daniel Cohn-Bendit, Laurent Gbagbo, and Alexey Ekimov. After him are Levon Ter-Petrosyan, Bette Midler, Richard Thaler, Moncef Marzouki, Hasan Akhund, and Ken Hensley.

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In Israel

Among people born in Israel, Itzhak Perlman ranks 107 out of 466Before him are Uri Geller (1946), Berenice (28), Leila Khaled (1944), Yigal Allon (1918), Ofra Haza (1957), and Natalie Portman (1981). After him are Philip the Tetrarch (-4), Ghassan Kanafani (1936), Isabella II of Jerusalem (1212), Yair Lapid (1963), Zephaniah (-701), and Philip the Evangelist (100).

Among MUSICIANS In Israel

Among musicians born in Israel, Itzhak Perlman ranks 1After him are Gene Simmons (1949), Ivry Gitlis (1922), Hillel Slovak (1962), Pinchas Zukerman (1948), Shlomo Artzi (1949), Avishai Cohen (1970), Keren Ann (1974), Yitzhak Yedid (1971), Oren Lavie (1976), Miri Ben-Ari (1978), and Borgore (1987).