Itzhak Perlman Net Worth

Itzhak Perlman Net Worth 2024: Wiki Biography, Married, Family, Measurements, Height, Salary, Relationships

Itzhak Perlman net worth is
$10 Million

Itzhak Perlman Wiki Biography

Itzhak Perlman was born on 31 August 1945, in Tel Aviv, Israel, to Polish parents Shoshana and Chaim Perlman. He is an Israeli-American violinist, conductor and pedagogue, one of the world’s most renowned classical musicians.

So just how wealthy is Itzhak Perlman? According to sources in late 2016, Perlman has accumulated a fortune of over $10 million, his wealth having been earned during his musical career which began in the late ‘60s.

Itzhak Perlman Net Worth $10 Million Dollars

Perlman became interested in playing the violin at an early age; when he was four years old, his legs became permanently paralyzed due to polio, however, he managed to maintain his mobility with crutches and went on to take violin classes at the Schulamit Academy, and eventually enroll in the Academy of Music in Tel Aviv. In the late ’50s he appeared on “The Ed Sullivan Show” and soon after moved to the USA to attend the Juilliard School of Music in New York City. He made his professional debut playing Wienawski F-sharp minor Concerto at Carnegie Hall in 1963, and the following year he won the prestigious Leventritt Competition, securing performances as a soloist with major orchestras, such as the New York Philharmonic, paving his way to fame and fortune.

Over the following decades, Perlman has risen through the ranks to become a most recognized figure in the realm of classical music, performing with numerous acclaimed musicians, orchestras and conductors, and being featured in various television shows and programs. He went on to rack up performances all around the world, eventually establishing himself as one of the world’s best classical musicians. His net worth has been boosted considerably.

Perlman’s extensive discography includes the works of classical legends such as Wolfgang Mozart, Antonin Dvorak, Antonio Vivaldi and Ludwig van Beethoven. He has performed with many other acclaimed musicians, such as Yo-Yo Ma, Isaac Stern and Yuri Temirkanov, and at several functions at the White House, such as playing at the state dinner attended by Queen Elizabeth II in 2007 and at the inauguration ceremony for Barack Obama in 2009.

In 2000, Perlman began his conducting career, since when he has performed as conductor with numerous orchestras, serving as principal guest conductor of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra, and as music advisor to the Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra. In 2007, he was appointed as artistic director and principal conductor of the Westchester Philharmonic, all positions adding to his net worth.

Additionally, Perlman has created acclaimed film music, such as that used in “Schindler’s List”, “Memoirs of a Geisha” and “Hero”. He has also worked as a teacher, at places such as the Conservatory of Music at Brooklyn College, the Juilliard School and at the Perlman Music Program, founded by his wife. His worldwide fame, his extraordinary talent and varied career has enabled him to amass significant wealth.

Throughout his career, Perlman has earned numerous awards and honors, such as the Medal of Liberty from President Ronald Reagan, the National Medal of Arts awarded by President Bill Clinton, numerous Grammy and Emmy Awards, and honorary degrees from various institutions including Harvard, Yale, Brandeis and Roosevelt Universities.

In his private life, Perlman has been married to violinist Toby Friedlander since 1967. The couple has five children.

Perlman has been involved in philanthropy for many years, holding many public speeches and unsurprisingly performing benefit concerts to support the disabled and for the eradication of polio.

Full NameItzhak Perlman
Net Worth$10 Million
Date Of BirthAugust 31, 1945
Place Of BirthTel Aviv, Israel
ProfessionConductor, Teacher, Violinist, Conductor, Artistic Director, Pedagogue
EducationSchulamit Academy, Academy of Music in Tel Aviv, Juilliard School of Music in New York City
SpouseToby Friedlander (m. 1967-)
ChildrenNoah, Navah, Leora, Rami, Ariella
ParentsShoshana Perlman, Chaim Perlman
NicknamesYitzhak Perlman , Isaac Perlman , Perlman, Itzhak
AwardsGrammy Lifetime Achievement Award (2008), Presidential Medal of Freedom (2015), Genesis Prize (2016), National Medal of Arts (2000), Kennedy Center Honors (2003), Medal of Liberty (1986), Grammy Awards, Primetime Emmy Awards
Music GroupsDetroit Symphony Orchestra, Westchester Philharmonic, Israel Philharmonic Orchestra (IPO), New York Philharmonic
NominationsPrimetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Individual Achievement in Classical Music or Dance Programming, People's Choice Award for Favorite Classical Music Performer, Saint Petersburg, FL, United States, Fernandina Beach, FL, United States, Sarasota, FL, United States
MoviesSchindler's List, Memoirs of a Geisha, Hero, Live from Lincoln Center (1976), Perlman in Russia, Fantasia 2000 (1999), Itzhak Perlman: Legend (2004)
TV ShowsThe Ed Sullivan Show (1958, 1964), Beethoven: Triple Concerto & Choral Fantasy (1995), Itzhak Perlman: Violin Concerto (2005), Orchestra of Exiles (2012), Classic Archive: Itzhak Perlman (2008)
1[on the loss of his friend, Rene Morel, a master restorer of rare violins] He would put up his sleeve and say, 'You see the goose bumps. He said as long as he didn't get the goose bumps, it was not properly adjusted. I was talking to my wife today and I said, 'What am I going to do now? I'm going to have to find somebody that can produce goose bumps.'
1Starling Chair at Juilliard School in New York City. [June 2009]
2Father of Ariella Shoshana Perlman (born in 1984) and father-in-law of Robert Edward Ontko Johnson.
3Performed George Gershwin's Summertime with Larry Adler on Parkinson (1971) in 1980.
4He was awarded the American National Medal of the Arts by the National Endowment of the Arts in Washington D.C.
5One of 5 recipients of the 2003 Kennedy Center Honors; other recipients were James Brown, Carol Burnett, Loretta Lynn, and Mike Nichols.
6Children: Noah, U.S. attorney; Navah, concert pianist; Leora, singer and caterer; Rami, pop musician; Ariella, flutist.
7graduate of Juilliard


President Obama: The Inauguration2009TV Movie performer: "Air and Simple Gifts"
Beethoven: Triple Concerto/Choral Fantasy2003Video performer: "Triple Concerto"
Music of the Heart1999performer: "Concerto in D Minor for Two Violins"
Shabatot VeHagim1999TV Series performer - 1 episode
Cousin Bette1998performer: "Zapateado", Opus 23
Home1998/IVShort performer: "Firn di Mekhutonim Aheym"
Everyone Says I Love You1996performer: "Just You, Just Me" 1929 - as Itzhak Pearlman
Schindler's List1993performer: "LA CAPRICIEUSE OPUS 17"
Sing Yourself Silly!1990Video short performer: "Put Down the Duckie" 1986 - uncredited
A Musical Toast: The Stars Shine on Public Television1987TV Movie performer: "Summertime"
Ormandy Conducts Tchaikovsky1979TV Movie performer: "Violin Concerto"
An Evening at Tanglewood1967TV Movie performer: "Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso"

Music Department

Memoirs of a Geisha2005musician: violin solos
Ying xiong2002musician: violin solos and fiddling
Fantasia 20001999musician: violin
Schindler's List1993musician: violin solos by
Twilight Zone: The Movie1983musician: violin solos


Shalom Sesame1987TV SeriesSpecial Guest
Live from Lincoln Center1980TV Series


Hier ist kein 'Warum'1997Documentary


Great Performances2000TV Series contributor - 1 episode


A Late Quartet2012grateful acknowledgment
The Eye2008special thanks
Small Wonders1995Documentary thanks


AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to John Williams2016TV MovieHimself
London et Kirschenbaum2016TV SeriesHimself
38th Annual Kennedy Center Honors2015TV SpecialHimself - Presenter
A John Williams Celebration2015VideoHimself
60 Minutes2014TV Series documentaryHimself - Violinist (segment "The City of Music")
L'Chayim2014TV Series documentaryHimself
Rejoice with Itzhak Perlman & Cantor Yitzchak Meir Helfgot2014TV MovieHimself
Tavis Smiley2014TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Great Performances1995-2013TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Performer
Orchestra of Exiles2012DocumentaryHimself
Live from Lincoln Center1978-2012TV SeriesHimself - Violinist / Himself / Himself - performer
The Colbert Report2012TV SeriesHimself - Guest
David Garrett Playing for My Life2011TV Movie documentaryHimself
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon2011TV SeriesHimself - Guest Musician
Violin Masters: Two Gentlemen of Cremona2010DocumentaryHimself
President Obama: The Inauguration2009TV MovieHimself
9/11 Memorial from Ground Zero, 7th Anniversary2008TV MovieHimself
The 50th Annual Grammy Awards2008TV SpecialHimself - Honoree
The Music of 'Memoirs'2006Video documentary shortHimself
The 78th Annual Academy Awards2006TV SpecialHimself - Performer: musical selections from the movies nominated for Best Original Score
The Kennedy Center Honors: A Celebration of the Performing Arts2004TV SpecialHimself - Performer
The Kennedy Center Honors: A Celebration of the Performing Arts2003TV SpecialHimself - Honoree
Beethoven: Triple Concerto/Choral Fantasy2003VideoHimself (violinist)
Perlman at the Penthouse2000TV Movie documentaryHimself
Fantasia 20001999Himself - Host (segment "Pines of Rome")
Music of the Heart1999Himself
Itzhak Perlman: Fiddling for the Future1998TV SpecialPerformer
Charlie Rose1997TV SeriesHimself - Guest
American Masters1996TV Series documentaryHimself
Everyone Says I Love You1996Himself
The 38th Annual Grammy Awards1996TV SpecialHimself
Small Wonders1995DocumentaryHimself
People in Motion: Redesigning the Human Machine1995TV Movie documentaryHost
The 36th Annual Grammy Awards1994TV SpecialHimself
Late Show with David Letterman1994TV SeriesHimself
Mister Rogers' Neighborhood1993TV SeriesHimself
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno1993TV SeriesHimself
Perlman in Russia1992TV Special documentaryPerformer
Tchaikovsky: 150th Birthday Gala from Leningrad1990TV Special documentaryPerformer
Sesame Street1980-1990TV SeriesHimself
Wolf Trap Presents Victor Borge: An 80th Birthday Celebration1990TV Movie documentaryHimself
Sesame Street, Special1988TV MovieHimself (segment "Put Down the Duckie")
A Musical Toast: The Stars Shine on Public Television1987TV MovieHimself
The New Hollywood Squares1986TV SeriesHimself - Panelist
Liberty Weekend1986TV Special documentaryHimself
Beethoven: Violin Concerto in D, Op. 611985TV Special documentarySoloist (violin)
The Kennedy Center Honors: A Celebration of the Performing Arts1984TV MovieHimself
Gala of Stars 19841984TV MovieHimself
Zubin and the I.P.O.1983TV Movie documentaryHimself
Love, Sidney1981TV SeriesHimself
The 33rd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards1981TV SpecialHimself - Performer
John Denver: Music and the Mountains1981TV Special
Gala of Stars 19811981TV MovieHimself
The 23rd Annual Grammy Awards1981TV SpecialHimself
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson1975-1980TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Guest
Live from Studio 8H: A Tribute to Toscanini1980TV Special documentarySoloist
Ormandy Conducts Tchaikovsky1979TV MovieHimself (solo violinist)
The Kennedy Center Honors: A Celebration of the Performing Arts1978TV MovieHimself
The Mike Douglas Show1975TV SeriesHimself - Violinst
An Evening at Tanglewood1967TV MovieHimself (violinist)
The Ed Sullivan Show1958-1964TV SeriesViolinist / Himself - Violinist

Archive Footage

60 Minutes2006-2015TV Series documentaryHimself - Violinist (segment "The City of Music") / Himself - Violinist / Himself - Violinist (segment "Myron")
All-Star 25th Birthday: Stars and Street Forever!1994TV SpecialHimself
Remembering Jacqueline du Pré1994Video documentaryHimself
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson1992TV SeriesHimself
Sing Yourself Silly!1990Video shortHimself

Won Awards

1999Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Classical Music-Dance ProgramItzhak Perlman: Fiddling for the Future (1998)
1996Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Cultural Music-Dance ProgramGreat Performances (1971)
1994Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Individual Achievement - Cultural Programming
1992Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Classical Program in the Performing ArtsPerlman in Russia (1992)

Nominated Awards

1991Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Individual Achievement - Classical Music/Dance ProgrammingTchaikovsky: 150th Birthday Gala from Leningrad (1990)
1990Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Classical Program in the Performing ArtsLive from Lincoln Center (1976)
1986Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Classical Program in the Performing ArtsLive from Lincoln Center (1976)
1982Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Classical Program in the Performing ArtsLive from Lincoln Center (1976)
1981Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Classical Program in the Performing ArtsLive from Lincoln Center (1976)

Known for movies

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