FIU Faculty Artist Series: Pianist Roman Rabinovich with FIU’s Amernet String Quartet & bassist Luis Imbert
Tuesday, October 6, 2015 at 7:30pm
Herbert and Nicole Wertheim Performing Arts Concert Hall: 10910 SW 17th St., Miami, FL 33199
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$5 Students; $10 FIU Faculty/Staff/Alumni
The program includes the beautiful Trout Quintet, Mozart’s Prussian Quartet, K. 575 and Schulhoff’s energetic Five pieces for String Quartet.
Praised by the New York Times for his “uncommon sensitivity and feeling”, the Israeli pianist Roman Rabinovich is the winner of the 2008 Arthur Rubinstein International Piano Master Competition. Mr. Rabinovich has performed throughout the United States, Europe and Israel in such prestigious venues as Wigmore Hall, Leipzig’s Gewandhaus, Lucerne Festival, Prague Spring Festival, Carnegie’s Zankel Hall, as well as the Great Hall of Moscow Conservatory, Cite de la Musique in Paris and the Millennium Stage of the Kennedy Center in Washington DC. In 2015-16 Mr Rabinovich is scheduled to perform Rachmaninov Concerto No. 3 with the KBS Orchestra and Yoel Levi, as well as return appearances with the Symphony in C, the Ann Arbor Symphony (Prokofiev Concerto No.3) and the Dohnanyi Orchestra (Bartok Concerto No. 2).
The Amernet String Quartet, Ensemble-in-Residence at Florida International University, is delighted to introduce acclaimed violinist Tomas Cotik as its new second violinist. Among the highlights of this season are the Amernet’s return to the John F. Kennedy Center for The Performing Arts as a guest on Pro Musica Hebraica, tours of Taiwan and Israel, and appearances throughout the country. Locally, the Amernet is proud to lead the inaugural year of FIU’s Jewish music series, a sequence of five concerts at the Jewish Museum of Florida, in collaboration with distinguished guests and artists from Florida Grand Opera.
Lauded for their “intelligence” and “immensely satisfying” playing by the New York Times, the Amernet String Quartet has garnered worldwide praise and recognition as one of today’s exceptional string quartets. Ensemble-in-Residence at Florida International University in Miami since 2004, the group was formed in 1991 while its founding members were students at the Juilliard School. The Amernet quickly rose to international attention after their first season, winning the gold medal at the Tokyo International Music Competition, before being named first prize winners of the prestigious Banff International String Quartet Competition.
Luis Gomez-Imbert joined the faculty of Florida International University in the fall of 1994 as Professor of double bass and Director of the FIU New Music Ensemble. Raised in the rich Venezuelan musical tradition, Luis has been surrounded by countless influences on his development as a performer and teacher. His love for the double bass began when Mr. Gomez-Imbert decided to study with artists such as Jeff Bradetich, Gary Karr, Bertram Turetzky, Frantisek Posta, David Walter, and Edgar Meyer.
Mr. Gomez-Imbert was featured alongside Gary Karr on ABC Good Morning America broadcast in the summer of 1988. Soon after, he began to showcase his instrument and new repertoire in venues across Europe and the Americas. He has recorded for the Lyric and OO labels. One of these recordings was awarded the 1992 new recording of the year by the Contemporary Record Society, by a panel which included George Crumb, Milton Babbitt, and Yo-Yo Ma.