Itzhak Perlman Net Worth
Perlman is an esteemed American Israeli violinist, conductor and music teacher renowned for winning multiple Grammy awards and receiving the National Medal of Arts from President Bill Clinton. He has performed with many notable musicians including Isaac Stern. Additionally, his foundation called Itzhak Perlman Music Program works to encourage gifted string players.
Itzhak Perlman was born in Tel Aviv, British Mandate Palestine in August 1945. At age three he was denied admission to Shulamit Conservatory due to being too small for holding a violin; instead he taught himself on a toy fiddle instead. Later moving to America and enrolling at Juilliard School under Dorothy DeLay and Ivan Galamian for studies that eventually included appearances on Ed Sullivan Show as well as winning music competitions.
Began his conducting career in the early 2000s with Detroit Symphony Orchestra before becoming artistic director and principal conductor for Westchester Philharmonic. Additionally he worked with Philadelphia Orchestra and St Louis Symphony Orchestras which have added to his wealth. Accolades include 15 Grammy Awards between 1977-1995 as well as one Lifetime Achievement Award; President Bill Clinton awarded him with National Medal of Arts while Obama bestowed him with Presidential Medal of Freedom award in 2015.
As well as his musical career, Itzhak Perlman is also an active humanitarian. He works closely with numerous charitable and political organizations and regularly speaks at public speaking engagements; in fact, he was invited to take part in both Queen Elizabeth II’s state dinner at Buckingham Palace as well as President Barack Obama’s inaugural ceremony!
Apart from performing with his orchestras, Itzhak Perlman has collaborated with an impressive list of musicians like Yo-Yo Ma, Pinchas Zukerman, Jessye Norman and Gabriela Montero. Additionally, he has made guest appearances on popular TV shows as a guest star; appeared as Professor Arthur Denker in The Big Bad Swim and provided the uncredited violin performance on Billy Joel’s song ‘The Downeaster Alexa”.
Itzhak Perlman owns and has access to his own private collection of fine instruments worth over a million dollars, such as Stradivarius and Guarneri violins he uses during performances. He owns an impressive bow collection, including one purchased from Hill and Sons for just $125 in 1959. Navah currently resides with Toby, who also is classically trained, in New York City with their five children including pianist and chamber musician Navah. Perlman and Peret have been married for more than 40 years. When he’s not onstage performing or conducting jazz performances, Itzhak Perlman enjoys painting and spending time with Charlie his koala bear pet. Additionally, he enjoys cooking and jazz. When traveling with his family around Israel or elsewhere.