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Violinist Eric Silberger to Replace Tessa Lark at November 17 Alumni Recital at the Clark Arts Center

November 16, 2012 | By Emma Leinhaas
Production Coordinator, The Perlman Music Program
Shelter Island, NY – Violinist Tessa Lark will not perform on Saturday, November 17 at the Clark Arts Center as scheduled due to a temporary illness. She expects to make a full recovery, and all of us at The Perlman Music Program wish her well.

Violinist Eric Silberger, alumnus of The Perlman Music Program’s Summer Music School, will replace Tessa Lark on November 17. An accomplished young performer, Mr. Silberger is a prize winner of the 2011 Tchaikovsky and Michael Hill Violin Competitions, and has made numerous solo, television, and radio appearances worldwide.

Ticket holders may direct questions to Emma Leinhaas or Katie Nojima at 212.877.5045, or via email to

Saturday, November 17 at 7:30 PM Alumni Recital: Eric Silberger, violin, and John Root, piano Program to be Announced TICKETS: $20 advance/ $25 door/ $10 for ages 18 and under at the door. To purchase tickets in advance, please visit

Sunday, November 18 at 3:00 PM Works in Progress Concert FREE and open to the public, limited seating. Please call 212.877.5045 to reserve seats.

The Alumni Recital on Saturday, November 17 at 7:30 PM will feature a world-class performance by violinist Eric Silberger, alumnus of The Perlman Music Program’s Summer Music School. Tickets are $20 in advance on our website, $25 at the door, and $10 for ages 18 and under. Your ticket includes an invitation to a meet-the-artists reception following the concert. For more information, email us or call 212.877.5045.

The Works in Progress concert on Sunday, November 18 at 3:00 PM will present students and alumni who seek to refine their repertoire in an informal concert setting. The concert is free and open to the public; reservations are required. Please call Emma Leinhaas or Katie Nojima at 212.877.5045 for reservations and all other information.

ABOUT THE PERFORMER Virtuoso violinist ERIC SILBERGER is a prize winner of the XIV International Tchaikovsky Competition and the Michael Hill International Violin Competition in 2011. Eric has performed as soloist, recitalist and chamber musician throughout the US and around the world, including solo performances with the St. Petersburg Philharmonia, Chamber Orchestra of the Mariinsky Theatre, Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra and the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, among others. He has appeared at Lincoln Center, Carnegie Hall, the Kennedy Center, the Louvre in Paris, the Great Hall of the St. Petersburg Philharmonia, The Moscow International House of Music in Russia, Shanghai Grand Theatre in China, the National Arts Centre in Canada and more. Among numerous television and radio appearances in the US, Asia and Europe, Eric was featured on Radio France, STV in China, KBS in Korea, and WQXR, WFYI, FOX 59, WISH-TV, and WBAI-FM in the US, and has appeared in "Live from Lincoln Center," the "Perlman in Shanghai" telecast on PBS, and the "Kennedy Center Honors" on CBS. Eric has won the Violin Concerto Competition at Juilliard and the Toyota Award from the Association of Tchaikovsky Competition Stars. Eric has served as concertmaster of numerous orchestras. Most recent highlights include a solo recital in New York City performing all 24 Paganini Caprices.

Born to a musical family, Eric is a fourth generation musician. Eric began violin studies with his mother at the age of five. Since 2005 to present, he has studied at The Juilliard School with Glenn Dicterow, Concertmaster of the New York Philharmonic. Eric has recently graduated from Columbia University with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science. Eric will continue his studies at the Juilliard School for the Master of Music degree. Eric's former teachers include Pinchas Zukerman at NAC-YAP, Itzhak Perlman, Robert Mann, Dorothy DeLay, Hyo Kang at Juilliard School Pre-College, Kurt Sassmannshaus at the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, and Ik-Hwan Bae at the Indiana University School of Music. He has been a part of some of the most prestigious summer music festivals including the National Arts Centre Young Artists Programme, The Perlman Music Program, the Bowdoin International Music Festival, and the Aspen Music Festival and School. He is President of Epresto Entertainment LLC, Organizer of the Barnard-Columbia-Juilliard Concert Series at Miller Theater in New York City, Co-Founder of the Fourbythree Chamber Orchestra, former president of the Columbia University Classical Performers and former president of the Columbia University Moy Yee Kung Fu Club.

ABOUT THE PERLMAN MUSIC PROGRAM The Kristy and James H. Clark Arts Center is located on The Perlman Music Program campus at 73 Shore Road, Shelter Island Heights, New York. Designed by Eric Woodward Architect, the Clark Arts Center provides modern living quarters, state-of-the-art practice spaces, a large teaching studio, and an intimate 120-seat recital hall ideal for orchestra and chorus concerts, Works in Progress performances, and solo recitals. At its opening in June of 2012, the Clark Arts Center established The Perlman Music Program as a year-long resource for students, alumni, faculty, and the surrounding community.

Founded by Toby Perlman 19 years ago, The Perlman Music Program offers young string players of rare and special talent unparalleled musical training with a world-class faculty led by Itzhak Perlman. Based in New York City and Shelter Island, NY; with residencies in Sarasota, FL; Stowe, VT; and Israel, the Program seeks to develop the future leaders of classical music within a nurturing and supportive musical community.





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