Perlman Music Program Suncoast


Inspiring the next generation of concert artists,
educators, and audiences.

The Perlman Music Program/Suncoast (PMP/Suncoast) encourages artistic development and camaraderie among young international string musicians via a nurturing, non-competitive and world-renowned music education program. PMP/Suncoast cultivates regional and national participation and support by offering premier cultural and educational outreach programs, world-class performances, and other events and initiatives in the Sarasota-Manatee region.

Our programs include:

The PMP Sarasota Winter Residency
The Perlman Music Program (PMP) has held a Winter Residency in Sarasota since 2004. This intensive two-week program founded by Toby Perlman, wife of internationally acclaimed concert violinist and conductor Itzhak Perlman, offers unparalleled musical training for students, ages 12 to 20+, who play the violin, viola, cello, and bass.  The public is invited to attend open rehearsals, masterclasses, and works-in-progress student recitals.
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NEW!  Join PMP/Suncoast Super Strings
Local young violinists come together as a group to play a select musical composition with the PMP String Orchestra under the direction of internationally acclaimed violinist and conductor, Itzhak Perlman.
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Education Outreach Program
Our year-round Education Outreach Program brings PMP alumni as teaching artists into elementary, middle and high schools in Sarasota and Manatee counties.  These curriculum-based, in-school experiences include performances and interactive, hands-on training for students and teachers. 
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Emerging Artists Performance Series
Our Emerging Artists Series showcases the talents of gifted PMP alumni who are professional musicians, exposing our community to the newest generation of world-class musicians.  Free and low-cost public concerts in October, February and May take place in community-based venues throughout the Sarasota-Manatee region.
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New for 2013-2014 -- Experience a Musical Milestone!  The Ariel Quartet performs
The Beethoven Cycle: Complete String Quartets

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     Main Sponsors & Contributors for 2013-2014:
  as of August 26, 2013





Leif Olson


   Additional Sponsors:


Sarasota Manatee
Alumnae Chapter

District 6960

Rotary Club of
Lakewood Ranch