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Violin virtuoso and 2015 Presidential Medal of Freedom winner Itzhak Perlman showcases his superstar talent at the Lied Center for Performing Arts at 7:30 p.m.  April 22.  He last performed at the Lied in March 2012.

Perlman is recognized worldwide as the master of the violin, but he is revered almost as much for his charm and humanity as for his musical prowess. He has performed with every major orchestra and at distinguished concert halls around the world, and has been a powerful advocate for people with disabilities.

The Israeli-born musician gained national recognition after a 1958 appearance on the Ed Sullivan Show. After studies at the Juilliard School and winning the prestigious Leventritt Competition in 1964, Perlman rose to the top of the classical musical world and secured his place there.

In addition to live concerts, his recordings have earned him 16 GRAMMY® Awards, a GRAMMY® lifetime achievement award for excellence in the recording arts and spots on best-seller charts.

With Rohan De Silva on the piano, Perlman will present works by Vivaldi, Beethoven, Schumann and Ravel.