Acclaimed on five continents, ROBERT DAVIDOVICI is a virtuoso, known for his spectacular technique and wide-ranging repertoire, fused with magnificent artistry and a compelling stage presence.
Born in Transylvania, Romania, Robert Davidovici began his studies with a student of the legendary David Oistrakh, subsequently studying with Ivan Galamian at The Juilliard School, where, upon graduating, he served as a teaching assistant to the famed Juilliard String Quartet. He is the recipient of several distinguished First Prize honors, among them the Naumburg International Violin Competition and the Carnegie Hall International American Music Violin Competition.
In addition to his solo engagements, Mr. Davidovici is Artist-in-Residence and Professor of Violin at Florida International University and serves as guest professor at distinguished music schools around the world, most recently at Tokyo’s Musashino Academia Musicae, the universities ofWashington and British Columbia and the Australian National University. His multi-faceted career has included appointments as Concertmaster of the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra, The Netherlands’ Residentie Orkest and Japan’s Osaka Philharmonic Orchestra and Guest Concertmaster of the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, as well as the orchestras of the Chautauqua, Colorado and Grand Teton music festivals.
As an avid chamber musician, Robert Davidovici has collaborated with numerous esteemed colleagues, among them Emanuel Ax, Yefim Bronfman, Lynn Harrell, Cho Liang-Lin, Yo-Yo Ma and Isaac Stern. Carnegie Hall has featured him as part of its “American Music Masters” series, and he was the subject of a television special on Boston’s WGBH.
Robert Davidovici’s recordings appear on the labels of CALA, Centaur, JVC, Meister Music, New World, RPO. Of special note is his 2013 world premiere recording of Paul Kletzki’s Violin Concerto with Grzegorz Nowak conducting London’s Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, an album that also includes Szymanowski’s Violin Concerto #2 and Lutoslawski’s Partita.
Concerto #1 in a, BWV 1041
Concerto #2 in E, BWV 1042
Concerto in d for 2 Violins, BWV 1043
Concerto, Op. 14
Concerto #2 (1938)
Concerto in D, Op. 61
Concerto in C, Op. 56 (“Triple”)
Romance #2 in F, Op. 50
Concerto, Op. 29 (1948)
Concerto in D, Op. 77
Concerto in a, Op. 102 (“Double”)
Concerto #1 in g, Op. 26
PoPme, Op. 25
Concerto in a, Op. 53
Concerto in a, Op. 82
Concerto #1 in C
Concerto #2 in D
Concerto #1 in B
Concerto in d (1940)
Concerto, Op. 19 (1928)
Concerto in F, Op. 20
Symphonie espagnole, Op. 21
Concerto in e, Op. 64
Concerto in a (1952)
Concerto #2 in D, K. 211
Concerto #3 in G, K. 216
Concerto #4 in D, K. 218
Concerto #5 in A, K. 219
Sinfonia concertante in E-flat, K. 364
Concerto #1 in D, Op. 6
Concerto #1 in D, Op. 19
Concerto #2 in g, Op. 63
Concerto #3 in b, Op. 61
Havanaise, Op. 83
Introduction & Rondo capriccioso, Op. 28
Rondo in A
Concerto #1 in a, Op. 99
Concerto in d, Op. 47
Concerto in D (1931)
Concerto in D, Op. 35
Concerto #4 in D, Op. 31
Concerto #5 in a, Op. 37
The Four Seasons, Op. 8
Concerto #1 in f-sharp, Op. 14
Concerto #2 in d, Op. 22
MENDELSSOHN: Violin Concerto in e, Op. 64
Grzegorz Nowak/Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
KLETZKI: Violin Concerto, Op. 19 (world premiere recording)
Grzegorz Nowak/Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
“MÉLODIE” - THE ART OF ROBERT DAVIDOVICI
Meister Music Records (Japan): MM-1015
THE VIRTUOSO IN THE COMPUTER AGE - COMPUTER MUSIC SERIES, Vol. 10
L. Austin: Montage Theme & Variations for Violin and Computer Music on Tape
Centaur Records: CRC-2110
WINNER OF THE 1983 CARNEGIE HALL INTERNATIONAL AMERICAN MUSIC COMPETITION FOR VIOLINISTS
New World Records: NW 334-2
ROBERT MUCZYNSKI - CHAMBER MUSIC
Piano Trio #1, Op. 24
Centaur Records: CRC-2634
ILLUMINATED SHADOWS - ORLANDO JACINTO GARCÍA
Composers Recordings: CD-900
CONYNGHAM: Southern Cross, Double Concerto for Violin, Piano & Orchestra
Geoffrey Simon/London Symphony Orchestra
CALA Records: CACD-1008
CHOPIN - 11 NOCTURNES (Violin Transcriptions)
No. 1, Op. 9, #1 (trans. Herman)
JVC Records (Japan): VICC-60392
He is a terrific violinist. His technique is of the ‘wow’ variety, his tone as huge as he cares to make it.
THE BOSTON GLOBE
He put his head under the knife at once, with Bach’s Unaccompanied Sonata No. 1, which he played cleanly and without affectation. Contrapuntal lines emerged clearly because multiple stops stayed in tune, and a fast, tight vibrato helped keep the music from sounding expressive in a 19th-century manner. This was, in fact. Excellent Bach.
THE NEW YORK TIMES
His performance [Barber Violin Concerto] was as close to flawless as they come, leaving the audience breathless at the close. But the high point came with the hypnotic intensity of the middle movement.
FORT WORTH STAR-TELEGRAM
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 with sonorities that not even a Milstein has.
LA PRESSE (Montréal)
Violinist Robert Davidovici lingered lovingly over the poetic passages of Tschaikovsky’s Concerto and ignited the fiery ones with passion.
THE SYDNEY MORNING HERALD (Australia)
A distinguished conductor of the 1950s and 60s noted for his eloquent Mahler performances, Paul Kletzki was a rising composer in the years between the two world wars. His Violin Concerto, written in 1928, mixes the bittersweet lyricism of Prokofiev’s two violin concertos with the heated romantic twilight of Schoenberg’s Verklarte Nacht. Touches of gypsy fiddling, Spanish Languor and impish wit interrupt the Neoclassical vigor of the finale. The gleaming interludes for solo violin and woodwinds are particularly ear-catching. A well-crafted, compact score with a daunting solo line, the Kletzki concerto deserves more frequent revival. Davidovici, who gave the work’s American premiere five years ago in New York, brought full-throttle virtuosity and passion to a score he clearly relishes. Grzegorz Nowak drew secure and vibrant playing from the FIU Symphony Orchestra.
First rate. Paul Kletzki’s Violin Concerto is the real treasure here; it appears on disc for the first time and is much more than a historical curiosity. It never suffers by comparison with the other works here.
THE GUARDIAN (London)
MUSICFEST PERUGIA 2022 (Italy)
Sala dei Notari
Mozart: Violin Sonata #32
FLORIDA INTERNATIONAL UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF MUSIC (Miami, FL)
Herbert & Nicole Wertheim Performing Arts Center
Kaufman: Jacob struggling with the Angel (world premiere)