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Itzhak Perlman is a master violinist, conductor and teacher from Israel. Itzhak Perlman was born in Tel Aviv, Israel in 1945. Itzhak Perlman gained recognition and fame when he made two performances on the Ed Sullivan show in 1958. In addition, he has become one of the most celebrated and successful Israeli classical musicians of the 20th Century. Itzhak Perlman has received several Grammy Awards for his performances and instrumental solo compositions. Itzhak Perlman lives in New York City and still performs regularly as well as writes original instrumental compositions. Perlman has also led a successful teaching career in the United States. Further, in 1975 he received acceptance as a teacher at the Conservatory of Music at Brooklyn College. In addition, Perlman has taught at the Juilliard School and UT San Antonio. Perlman has been an active violinist performer since 1963 and favors the antique Soil Stradivarius violin of 1714, which used to be owned by legend Yehudi Menuhin. Additionally, he has been awarded two prestigious awards by two recent American presidents. Those include the Medal of Liberty by President Reagan in 1986 and the National Medal of Arts by President Clinton in 2000. Lastly, Itzhak Perlman has become regarded as one of the finest examples of classical performers from Israel as well as making a lasting impression on many students around the world for his educational studies and teachings.