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Faculty Spotlight: Robert Davidovici

In Paris last week, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESO) commemorated International Holocaust Remembrance Day with a ceremony to pay tribute to the victims of Nazi persecution.

The ceremony, hosted in partnership with the Shoah Memorial, included a performance of Jorge Grundman's Shoah, for Solo Violin and Sacred Temple, interpreted and played by our FIU Artist-in-Residence Robert Davidovici.

Romanian-American Davidovici was the son of survivors of the extermination camps. He began his studies with the legendary David Oistrackh and later with Ivan Galamian at The Juilliard School.

According to Grundman, "The purpose of 'Shoah' is to capture in the collective memory the shame and horrors of the Jewish Holocaust. It is a Partita for violin consisting of seven musical movements. Each of them is dedicated to one of the concentration camps and ghettos of the Second World War. The idea arose from the need to write music to honor, among others, the children who made more than four thousand five hundred drawings made between 1942 and 1944 in the concentration camps to escape the terror that surrounded them."

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Upcoming Concerts


XXVI New Music Miami Festival: Alumni Composers Concert

Wednesday, Feb 1

7:00PM Pre-Concert Talk

7:30PM Performance

Alumni composers return to campus! FIU’s professional contemporary chamber music ensemble, FIU NODUS Ensemble, performs works by School of Music graduates. Our alumni have pursued careers in a variety of fields: acoustic and electronic composition, musicology, theory, audio production, conducting, education, concert management, performance, and others.

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Spanish Organist Aarón Ribas: Charles-Marie Widor Organ Symphony

Friday, Feb 3

7:30PM Performance

In this special collaboration with the Cultural Office of the Embassy of Spain in Washington, D.C., Aaron Ribas will perform Charles-Marie Widor’s Organ Symphony Op. 42 with the FIU Symphony Orchestra. Conducted by Javier Jose Mendoza.

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Beethoven, Brahms, and Banter

Sunday, Feb 5

2:00PM Performance

FIU Artist-in-Residence and violinist Robert Davidovici will be joined by distinguished guests Ukranian-American pianist Marina Radiushina and Venezuelan cellist German Mercano for a program of Haydn, Suk, and Smetana.

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