Zeitlin, Zvi, Yugoslav-American violinist and pedagogue; b. Dubrovnik, Feb. 21, 1923. He studied at the Hebrew Univ. in Jerusalem, then was a violin student of Sascha Jacobson, Louis Persinger, and Ivan Galamian at the Juilliard School of Music in N.Y. In 1940 he made his professional debut as soloist with the Palestine Orch.; in 1951 he made his N.Y. debut. He subsequently appeared as a soloist with many orchs., and also gave recitals. In 1967 he joined the faculty of the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, N.Y. He was noted for his intelligent performances of modern violin works.
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