Renowned violinist Robert Davidovici

Renowned violinist Robert Davidovici will join Walden Chamber Music Society for a Jan. 15 performance at Salida SteamPlant Theater. Born in Transylvania, Romania, Davidovici has performed on five continents and all major international stages.

Walden Chamber Music Society will presents its second 2011-12 season concert at 3 p.m. Jan. 15 at Salida SteamPlant Theater.

The concert will feature world-renowned violinist Robert Davidovici, Dallas Symphony Orchestra violist Barbara Sudweeks, cellist Camilla Bonzo and pianist Jo Boatright.

Boatright will also lead an "informance" at 2 p.m., explaining the music to be performed and giving a short demonstration.

Davidovici, acclaimed on five continents as a virtuoso, was born in Transylvania, Romania, where he began his studies with a student of legendary violinist David Oistrakh.

Davidovici later studied with Ivan Galamian at the Juilliard School where he became a teaching assistant to the Juilliard String Quartet.

Winner of the 1983 Carnegie Hall International American Music Competition for Violinists, he has performed as concerto soloist, in recitals and chamber music in the United States, Canada, Europe, South America, Australia and Asia.

Davidovici has also served as concertmaster of the Osaka Philharmonic Orchestra, Vancouver Symphony Orchestra, The Residentie Orchestra in The Hague, Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, Grand Teton Music Festival and Chautauqua and Colorado music festival orchestras.

Davidovici is currently artistic director of the Chamber Music Society of Fort Worth. He has collaborated in concert with Yo-Yo Ma, Isaac Stern, Lynn Harrell, Yefim Bronfman, Cho-Liang Lin and Emanuel Ax.

Carnegie Hall has featured Davidovici as part of their American Music Masters series, and he is artist in residence and professor of violin at Florida International University in Miami.

He has been a guest professor at the Musashino Academia in Tokyo, University of Washington, University of British Columbia and Australian National University.

The Boston Globe reports, "He is a terrific violinist. His technique is of the ‘wow' variety, his tone as huge as he cares to make it."

The musicians will perform "Duo in G Major for Violin and Viola, Kirchel 423" by Mozart; "Sonata for Violin and Piano" by Ravel; and the gypsy-flavored "Piano Quartet in G Minor, Opus 25" by Brahms.

Tickets cost $15 for adults and are available online for the first time at Tickets are also available at SteamPlant Theater, Salida and Buena Vista chambers of commerce, and at the door prior to the concert.

A limited number student tickets will be available for free at the door.

For more information visit or contact Marie at 395-2097.

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