SOLD OUT ~ Itzhak Perlman and Rohan De Silva Collaborative Pianist

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One of the most renowned violinists in the world, Itzhak Perlman will perform at The Lyric Theatre this season. A 2015 Presidential Medal of Freedom recipient, Perlman is known for his exquisite renditions of classical, jazz, klezmer, and baroque pieces. With his incredibly rare and valuable 1714 Soil Stradivarius violin, Itzhak Perlman has performed in venues across the world, including at a State Dinner at the White House honoring Queen Elizabeth II, as well as a Presidential Inauguration.

Born in Tel Aviv, Israel, in 1945, Itzhak Perlman began playing music at the age of 3, when he taught himself how to play the violin using a toy fiddle until he was old enough to study at the Shulamit Conservatory under Rikva Goldgart. Perlman contracted polio when he was four years old, limiting his mobility and forcing him to play the violin while seated. An incredible musician, Itzhak quickly gained international recognition, making his debut at Carnegie Hall in 1963 and winning the Leventritt Competition in 1964. Perlman has conducted the Detroit Symphony Orchestra as well as the Westchester Philharmonic, and teaches at the Juilliard School for their pre-college program. Itzhak Perlman’s music has been featured in a number of major motion pictures, including Steven Speilberg’s Oscar-winning film Schindler’s List and the 2005 film Memoirs of a Geisha. In 2008, Perlman was awarded a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award for his contribution to the recording arts.

For his performance at The Lyric Theatre this season, Itzhak Perlman will perform a collection of classical pieces, from Strauss to Mozart. The legendary musician is known for both his technical ability and the joy he brings to every performance, making every one of his concerts a truly remarkable experience. Joining Itzhak Perlman for his performance at The Lyric is collaborative pianist Rohan De Silva. De Silva has partnered with some of the most notable violinists in the world, including Joshua Bell, Pinchas Zukerman, and Midori. Rohan De Silva teaches masterclasses in collaborative piano at the Ishikawa Music Academy in Japan, and was recently awarded the Fellowship of the Royal Academy of Music in 2015.