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Name: Ivry Gitlis  
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Date of Birth: 22nd August 1922
Place of Birth: Haifa, Palestine [now Israel]
Profession: Actor
From Wikipedia, the free Encyclopedia

Ivry Gitlis (born August 22, 1922) is an Israeli violinist and UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador. Born in Haifa to Russian parents, Gitlis studied violin at the Conservatoire de Paris and later under George Enescu and Jacques Thibaud. He has since performed with the world's most prestigious orchestras, and many of his recordings are considered classics. In 1968 he participated in John Lennon's Dirty Mac project. In 1971 Bruno Maderna wrote Piece for Ivry for him.

In 1988 Gitlis was appointed UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador. His stated aim is the "support of education and culture of peace and tolerance".

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