Dallas Symphony taps Pinchas Zukerman for new hybrid artistic/education role

Posted on: April 27, 2021

“The Dallas Symphony Orchestra has named veteran violinist and conductor Pinchas Zukerman to a new position as artistic and principal education partner, starting in September,” writes Scott Cantrell in Friday’s (4/23) Dallas Morning News. “Zukerman will direct and play in chamber orchestra concerts with DSO musicians, appear as violin soloist with the orchestra and join DSO musicians in chamber music performances. In partnership with Southern Methodist University’s Meadows School of the Arts, he also will offer students chamber music coaching and instrumental tutoring, in a mix of in-person instruction, distance learning and online masterclasses. Zukerman emerged in the mid-1960s as a brilliant violinist, soon adding conducting to his credits. As a violinist, he first performed with the DSO in 1977. He went on to serve as the orchestra’s principal guest conductor from 1993 to 1995, and he led the DSO Summer Music Festival from 1991 to 1995. He most recently appeared as guest conductor in December 2020.” Zukerman’s Dallas Symphony post will span the 2021-22 and 2022-23 seasons.