Teaching is really very, very important. I always tell my students that you should find an opportunity to teach. When you teach others, you teach yourself.

Itzhak Perlman

Itzhak Perlman

Profession: Musician
Nationality: American

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I think that music has to do with what kind of passion do you have.

When I came to the United States, I appeared on the Ed Sullivan Show as a 13-year-old, and I played a Mendelssohn Concerto, and it sounded like a talented 13-year-old with a lot of promise. But it did not sound like a finished product.

If you put your hand on the piano, you play a note. It's in tune. But if you put it on the violin, maybe it is, maybe it isn't. You have to figure it out.

I always find that there is a real communication between voice and violin.

Competition can be the most nerve-racking experience. Some people just thrive on it.

Every person with a disability is an individual.

For every child prodigy that you know about, at least 50 potential ones have burned out before you even heard about them.

I can tell you that many soloists probably wish they could sit.

I feel that you always pay when you are a child.

I have a very simple philosophy. One has to separate the abilities from the disabilities. The fact I cannot walk, that I need crutches or a scooter or whatever it is, has nothing to do with my playing the violin.

The 'Mozart Symphony No. 27' is an early composition. I find it charming.

I met my wife in music camp. She's got great ears, and we have a relationship where she's not afraid to tell me anything. If something's going on in my playing, she will tell me about it, and that's very, very important.

It is good medicine to go to a concert hall and forget the harshness of what's going on. It can be a very positive thing.

When you live in a small country such as Israel, the dream of any musician is to go abroad.