Itzhak Perlman — Israeli Musician born on August 31, 1945,

Itzhak Perlman is an Israeli-American violinist, conductor, and pedagogue. Over course of his career, Perlman has performed worldwide, and throughout the United States in venues that have included a State Dinner at the White House honoring Queen Elizabeth, and a Presidential Inauguration, and has conducted the Detroit Symphony Orchestra and the Westchester Philharmonic. In 2015, he was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom... (wikipedia)

I don't feel that the conductor has real power. The orchestra has the power, and every member of it knows instantaneously if you're just beating time.
I am playing the violin, that's all I know, nothing else, no education, no nothing. You just practice every day.
The most important thing to do is really listen.
For every child prodigy that you know about, at least 50 potential ones have burned out before you even heard about them.
For people who are really talented, what you don't say becomes extremely important. You have to judge what to say and what to leave alone so you can let the talent develop.