University of Rochester

Birthday Bow: Zvi Zeitlin Presents Farewell Recital

FAREWELL FINALE: On the eve of his 90th birthday, noted violinist and strings teacher Zvi Zeitlin presented his final recital as a full-time member of the Eastman faculty. Billing the performance as his “Farewell Faculty Recital,” Zeitlin—with Eastman pianist Barry Snyder and a student quartet—presented a February program of Schubert in Kilbourn Hall. A musical prodigy who was an 11-year-old scholarship student at the Juilliard School, Zeitlin joined Eastman’s faculty in 1967, earning accolades as a performer and teacher. During his eight decades as a concert violinist, he performed with most of the great orchestras of the world under such conductors as Leonard Bernstein, Zubin Mehta, Christoph von Dohnanyi, James Levine, and Pierre Boulez.