I will love the light for it shows me the way, yet I will endure the darkness for it shows me the stars. — Og Mandino

po_Perahia-MurrayMurray Perahia (born April 19, 1947) is an American concert pianist and conductor.

In January 2009, Murray Perahia was appointed president of the Jerusalem Music Center established by violinist Isaac Stern. He believes in the importance of music education and regards classical music as the “incarnation of democracy.” In an interview with Haaretz newspaper he said: “Music represents an ideal world where all dissonances resolve, where all modulations —that are journeys— return home, and where surprise and stability coexist.”