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Rohan de Silva

Rohan De Silva

Rohan De Silva’s partnerships with violin virtuosos Itzhak Perlman, Pinchas Zukerman, Midori, Joshua Bell, Kyoko Takezawa, Vadim Repin, Gil Shaham and Julian Rachlin have led to highly acclaimed performances at recital venues all over the world.

He appeared in recital worldwide with Itzhak Perlman. Alongside Mr. Perlman, he perfor¬med mul¬tiple times at the White House, most recently in 2012 at the invitation of President Barack Obama for the Israeli President and Presidential Medal of Freedom honoree Shimon Peres and at a State Dinner in 2007 for Her Majesty The Queen Elizabeth II hosted by President George W. Bush.

In 2014/15, Mr. De Silva appeared with Mr. Perlman in cities across North America, including New York, Boston, Hartford, Toronto, Nashville, San Francisco and Los Angeles, among others.

Mr. De Silva, a native of Sri Lanka, spent six years at the Royal Academy of Music in London. He was the first recipient of a special Scholarship in the arts from the President's Fund of Sri Lanka which enabled him to enter the Juilliard School, where he received both his Bachelor and Master of Music degrees. He was awarded a special prize as Best Accompanist at the 1990 Ninth International Tchaikovsky Competition in Moscow, and received the Samuel Sanders Collaborative Artist Award presented to him by Itzhak Perlman at the 2005 Classical Recording Foundation Awards Cere¬mony at Carnegie Hall.

Mr. De Silva joined the collaborative arts and chamber music faculty of the Juilliard School in 1991, and in 1992 was awarded honorary Associate of the Royal Academy of Music. He addi-tionally served as a faculty member at the Great Wall International Music Academy in Beijing, China, at the Inter¬national String Academy in Cambridge, UK, since 2011, and the Faculty of the Perlman Music Program from 2000-2007.

Mr. De Silva recorded for Deutsche Grammophon, CBS/SONY Classical, Collins Classics in London, and RCA Victor.

 

  (Status 2018, Source: Rohan de Silva)