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Rochester Review
March–April 2012
Vol. 74, No. 4

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zeitlin (Photo: Adam Fenster)

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. For more photos, visit

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