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Young fiddlers study in Isreal with Itzhak Perlman

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Most teenagers don't get the chance to josh around with famed violinist and conductor Itzhak Perlman, but some, who have what the maestro calls "fiddling abilities," were enjoying that privilege for several weeks in Israel. The 36 teens came from abroad to attend the Perlman Music Program, established by Perlman's wife, Toby, herself an accomplished violinist. The PMP offers musical training to string players between the ages of 12 and 18 "of rare and special talent," according to the program's website - including access to Perlman himself. The residencies take place in New York, Florida, Vermont and Israel.

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