Violinist Ivry Gitlis recently celebrated his 90th birthday (Aug. 25). His parents are Ukrainian but he was born in Israel. He studied under Flesch, Enesco and Thibaud. In the 1950s he made many recordings for Vox. In 1955 he made his U.S. debut performing with the New York Philharmonic and the Philadelphia Orchestra. The broadcast of his New York Philharmonic performance of the Sibelius Violin Concerto with Szell conducting has been released by DOREMI. This release includes 2 CDs and a DVD of extraordinary live performances.
Gitlis was renowned for his fabulous technique, his passion, and for the individuality of his interpretations.
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