Pinchas Zukerman in conversation with Aleksandar Ivić (12 min.)
The Israeli violinist, violist and conductor Pinchas Zukerman whose teachers included the legendary Ivan Galamian, has been celebrated in major concert halls for his impeccable technique and powerful yet nuanced playing since his youth. He has appeared on many occasions with the Berliner Philharmoniker following his debut in 1970. After an absence of 12 years, he returned to the orchestra in March 2017; under the direction of Zubin Mehta, the programme included Edward Elgar’s haunting and unusually grand-scale Violin Concerto. Zukerman talks to the violinist Aleksandar Ivić, who has been a member of the Berliner Philharmoniker since 1996, about the discipline required for a decades-long global career, his apprenticeship in Israel and the United States, and his own experiences as an educator.