As a string player you have to figure out how to make a decent sound, then where to put your fingers to play in tune. By the time you have figured that out, it's been 10 years. Pianists just press down a note and they've made a sound. Ridiculous!'

Violinist Itzhak Perlman takes part in an irreverent interview with cellist Nick Canellakis and his duo partner, pianist Michael Brown as part of the 'Conversations with Nick Canellakis' series.

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