Photo courtesy of Pinchas Zukerman official website
Having studied from the age of 12 at the Juilliard School, Pinchas Zukerman won the prestigious Leventritt Competition in 1966 and launched a versatile international soloist career, playing both violin and viola, making his New York debut at the Lincoln Center in 1969. He also began a career as a conductor. He currently serves as music director of the National Arts Centre Orchestra, where his work includes education and community outreach. He has been awarded the National Medal of Arts and the Isaac Stern Award for Artistic Excellence.