Two giants of classical music scene as well as long friendship by their own, Itzhak Perlman and Zukerman will perform several duos for two violins and for violin and viola by Mozart, Bartók, and Wieniawski. Perlman’s frequent recital partner Rohan De Silva joins for works by J.S. Bach and Moszkowski. Additional works will be announced from the stage. There will be expected deep harmony as much as their long musicianship among three virtuoso.
Itzhak Perlman is an Israeli-American violinist, conductor, and music teacher. Over the 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 II, and a Presidential Inauguration, and he has conducted the Detroit Symphony Orchestra, and the Westchester Philharmonic. In 2015, he was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom.
Pinchas Zukerman is an Israeli-American violinist, violist and conductor. Zukerman is on the faculty at the Manhattan School of Music and is the head and founder of the Zukerman Performance Program at the school. His recordings have received 21 Grammy nominations, and two Grammy wins.
Rohan De Silva is a Sri Lankan pianist. He studied at Royal Academy of Music, London and The Juilliard School, New York, while working closely with violin pedagogue Dorothy DeLay. He performed for prominent public figures and world leaders such as Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip at a White House Dinner upon the request of U.S. President George W. Bush and the First Lady Laura Bush, Israeli president Shimon Peres, again with violinist Itzhak Perlman, at the invitation of President Barack Obama.