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Pinchas Zukerman Performance Program

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For a limited number of exceptionally gifted violinists and violists at the Manhattan School of Music.

Pinchas Zukerman, the internationally acclaimed violinist and conductor, accepts a limited number of exceptionally gifted violinists and violists as private students at Manhattan School of Music each year.

This program, under Mr. Zukerman’s supervision, is devoted to the artistic and technical development of these talented students.


Mr. Zukerman has adjusted his international performance schedule to permit him to work intensively with students in a number of private lessons throughout the academic year, including some taught via videoconferencing.

  • In addition, weekly lessons are taught to the Zukerman class by Patinka Kopec, who has been personally selected by Mr. Zukerman to be his sole teaching associate and the program coordinator.
  • Applicants from around the world are auditioned either in person or by videotape by Mr. Zukerman and Ms. Kopec.
  • The class includes three to ten students, ranging in age from fifteen to young career instrumentalists as well as traditional-age conservatory students.

Specific courses and degree sequence plans can be found in the Academic Catalog.

Prescreening and audition information for Zukerman applicants can be found here.

“Music has the power to unite us. It proves that by working together, we can create something truly beautiful.”

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