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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. Devoted to the next generation of musicians, he has inspired younger artists with his magnetism and  passion.  His  enthusiasm  for  teaching  has  resulted  in  innovative  programs  in  London,  New  York, China,  Israel  and  Ottawa.  The  name  Pinchas  Zukerman  is  equally  respected  as  violinist,  violist, conductor, pedagogue and chamber musician.

Pinchas Zukerman’s 2014-2015 season includes over 100 worldwide performances, bringing him to multiple destinations in North America, Europe, Africa, Asia and Australia. He completes his 16th and final season as Music Director of the National Arts Centre Orchestra of Ottawa, with whom he tours the United  Kingdom  in  October  2014.  In  his  sixth  season  as  Principal  Guest  Conductor  of  the  Royal Philharmonic Orchestra in London, he leads the ensemble in concerts at home in the United Kingdom as well as on its January 2015 tour of Florida. Additional orchestral engagements include the Colorado, San Diego,  Kansas  City  and  Tucson  Symphonies. Overseas  he  visits  the  Budapest  Festival  Orchestra, Salzburg  Camerata,  Berlin  Staatskapelle,  Maggio  Musicale  Fiorentino,  Korean  Chamber  Orchestra, Bamberger  Symphoniker,  Philharmoniker  Hamburg,  and  returns  to  Australia  for  appearances  with  the Queensland  Symphony  Orchestra  and  West  Australian  Symphony  Orchestra  in  Perth. Recital appearances  in  Berlin,  Istanbul,  Seattle,  San  Diego  and  Ottawa,  and  tours  with  the  Zukerman ChamberPlayers to Italy, Spain, Australia, China, Japan and Korea round out the season.

Over the last decade, Pinchas Zukerman has become as equally regarded a conductor as he is an instrumentalist, leading many of the world’s top ensembles in a wide variety of the orchestral repertoire’s most  demanding  works.  A devoted  and  innovative  pedagogue,  Mr.  Zukerman  chairs  the  Pinchas Zukerman Performance Program at the Manhattan School of Music, where he has pioneered the use of distance-learning technology in the arts. In Canada, he has established the NAC Institute for Orchestra Studies and the  Summer  Music  Institute  encompassing  the  Young  Artists,  Conductors and  Composers Programs.

Born in Tel Aviv in 1948, Pinchas Zukerman came 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 2 Grammy awards and 21 nominations.