A splendid violinist, Huberman was born in Poland and studied violin with the renowned Joseph Joachim in Berlin…became a close friend of Arthur Rubinstein, the pianist…in 1896 played Brahms’ violin concerto for Brahms himself, who was amazed at his prowess…

In 1929, Huberman first visited Palestine ““ and a few years later put together an all-Jewish orchestra to rescue Jews from Nazism in Europe. He persuaded Arturo Toscanini to conduct the first concerts, writing to him that he was “obsessed” with the idea of a Jewish orchestra.

A year after Huberman died, Israel became a nation ““ and the Palestine Philharmonic became the Israel Philharmonic.

This year marks the orchestra’s 75th anniversary.


Nocturne No. 9, No. 2, Chopin

Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto

Mendelssohn Violin Concerto

Kol Nidrei

Bach Violin Concerto

Romanza Andaluza