An Israeli violinist, born in Tel Aviv on 16 July 1948; he studied at the Juilliard school, where he shared a prize with Kyung-Wha Chung, and made his New York and London débuts in 1969. Noted for the purity and brilliance of his tone, he often performs in partnership with Itzhak Perlman and Daniel Barenboim. He also does some conducting and plays the viola too. Zukerman was music director of the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra, in Minnesota, in the 1980s.

The ch in Pinchas is the Hebrew sound as in chutzpah.