Rohan de Silva at White House concert
NEW YORK-- Rohan de Silva, one of Sri Lanka's internationally-renowned pianists, will be collaborating with the world famous violinist Itzhak Perlman at a performance in the East Room of the White House in Washington DC on Monday evening May 7. The performance will follow a state dinner for Queen Elizabeth who will be hosted by President George W. Bush in his official residence. Both Perlman and de Silva are also on the guest list for the dinner.
Rohan De Silva’s partnerships with violin virtuosos Itzhak Perlman, Cho-Liang Lin, Midori, Joshua Bell, Vadim Repin, Gil Shaham, and Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg among others, have led to highly acclaimed performances worldwide.
These venues include Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center’s Avery Fisher Hall, Alice Tully Hall, the Kennedy Center, Library of Congress, Philadelphia Academy of Music, Ambassador Theater in Los Angeles, as well as concert halls all over Europe, Japan and Israel.
His festival appearances here and abroad include the Aspen, Interlochen, Manchester, and Ravinia festivals, and festivals in Japan and New Zealand.
He performs frequently with Itzhak Perlman nationally and internationally, including PBS’ Live from Lincoln. He is currently a faculty member at the Perlman Music Program on Long Island, The Juilliard School and the Ishikawa Music Academy in Japan.
Mr. De Silva, a native of Sri Lanka, studied at the Royal Academy of Music and The Juilliard School, working closely with violin pedagogue Dorothy DeLay.
He has been awarded numerous prizes and scholarships including a special prize as Best Accompanist at the 1990 Ninth International Tchaikovsky Competition in Moscow. Radio and television credits include The Tonight Show, CNN’s “Showbiz Today”, NHK Television in Japan, NPR, WQXR and WNYC in New York, and Berlin Radio. He has recorded for Deutsche Grammophon, CBS/SONY Classical, Collins Classics in London, and RCA Victor.