Who is this violinist?

I was listening to NPR today, and this amazing violin and piano duet was playing. The announcer said that the violinist in that piece was one of the most famous violinists of all time, and today (Feb 2) was his 100th birthday. Of course, I missed his name. Either way, I was blown away by the playing. Can anyone help me with who he is?

Jascha Heifetz?

Heifetz it is:

http://www.npr.org/programs/pt/news/features/heifetzcentennial.html

Itzak Pearlman? He’s famous and old, he was in that movie with Meryl Streep where she was a music teacher?

Issac Stern is also a violinist, he was in Schindlers list, as himself. Schindlers accountant guy.

You guys are the best! I didn’t think anyone would know this–first that obscure saint, and now this! I love you!

Er, Itzhak Perlman was born in 1945, which makes him 55 years old. Not even close to 100. Not even close to “old.”

Isaac Stern is a better guess – he was born in 1920.

For future reference, a Google search on “violinist born February 1901” turned up Heifetz’s name on the top three hits. ". . . Teach a person to fish. . . . " :slight_smile:

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I did try this, but I used yahoo and dogpile. Thanks for the help.

Umm, didn’t Ben Kingsley play this part?

Both Jascha Heifetz (1901) and Fritz Kreisler (1875) were born on Feb 2.

Sorry it was Pealman who played on the Schindlers list soundtrack

http://www.cremona.u-net.com/film.htm

Coincedentaly I’m listening to a Sibelius violin concerto performed by Heifitz that I got from Napster as I read this. Great stuff.