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Robert Davidovici

In concerto, recital and chamber music performances in the United States, Canada, Europe, South America, Australia and Asia, violinist Robert Davidovici is acclaimed on five continents as a virtuoso who combines spectacular technique, wide-ranging repertoire and magnificent artistry with an exciting, compelling stage presence. The Boston Globe has said that "he is a terrific violinist. His technique is of the 'wow' variety, his tone as huge as he cares to make it." The Montreal La Presse said that "Robert Davidovici is a born violinist in the most complete sense of the word. His Prokofiev Concerto was played with that perfect balance of lyricism and satire that the composer himself talks about, and sonorities that not even a Milstein has."

In February 2007 Robert Davidovici was soloist at Lincoln Center's Avery Fisher Hall in the American premiere of the Kletzki Violin Concerto (1928) with the American Symphony Orchestra conducted by Leon Botstein, following which the New York Times commented on the "excellent" performance.

Robert Davidovici is the recipient of several distinguished First Prize honors, among them, the Naumburg Competition and the Carnegie Hall International American Music Violin Competition.

Born in Transylvania, Rumania, Robert Davidovici began his studies with a student of David Oistrakh. He went on to study with Ivan Galamian at the Juilliard School, where, upon graduating, he became a teaching assistant to the Juilliard String Quartet.

He has collaborated in concert with such esteemed artists as Yo-Yo Ma, Isaac Stern , Lynn Harrell, Yefim Bronfman, Cho Liang-Lin and Emanuel Ax. Carnegie Hall has featured Robert Davidovici as part of their "American Music Masters" series and he was the subject of a television special on WGBH Boston.

In addition to his solo engagements, Robert Davidovici is Artist-in-Residence and Professor of Violin at Florida International University in Miami. He is guest professor at leading music schools around the world, most recently at the Musashino Academia Musicae in Tokyo, Universities of Washington, British Columbia and the Australian National University.

His multifaceted career has included being Concertmaster of such orchestras as the Osaka Philharmonic, Vancouver Symphony, The Residentie Orchestra (The Hague), Cincinnati Symphony as well as the Grand Teton Music Festival, Chautauqua and Colorado Music Festival Orchestras. Additionally, he is Artistic Director of the Chamber Music Society of Ft. Worth.

 

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