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Birth of musician, writer, journalist, Eugenia Zukerman

September 25, 1944
Eugenia Zuckerman
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Multi-talented performer and writer, Eugenia Zukerman. Photo courtesy of Vaughn Nelson.

The multi-talented performer and writer Eugenia Zukerman was born in Cambridge, Massachusetts on September 25, 1944. Zukerman started to study English at Barnard, but later transferred to the Julliard School where she studied with flutist Julius Baker. Zukerman went on to win the Young Concert Artist Award in 1971, beginning her career with rave reviews and a warm welcome by the music world. During her career, Zukerman has performed with orchestras, in solo and duo recitals, and in chamber music ensembles in North America, Europe, and Asia. Since 1998, Zukerman has served as Artistic Director of the international Vail Valley Music Festival in Colorado's Rocky Mountains.

Zukerman's talent and career cannot be condensed into one area, however. In addition to her musical achievements, Zukerman is an author of two novels, a non-fiction book, and several screenplays, and is also a journalist, reporting as the arts correspondent for CBS Sunday Morning since 1980. In My Mother's Closet: An Invitation to Remember, her most recent book published in 2003, asked 40 accomplished women to share their recollections of what it was like for them as girls to imagine being a woman.


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