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World-renowned Israeli Composer Will Premiere His Latest Composition at Robert Morris University

Monday, March 18, 2013

Pittsburgh – Robert Morris University will host Israeli composer and pianist Nadav Amir-Himmel, March 21-29, for a series of events at RMU’s Moon Township campus.

Amir-Himmel’s stay at RMU will feature a premiere performance of a composition, Baroque Concerto for Piano and Strings Orchestra, which Amir-Himmel has written for his visit to Robert Morris. The recital will take place at 6 p.m. Tuesday, March 26, in the Massey Theater and will include RMU musicians. It is free and open to the public.

Amir-Himmel won first prize in the senior division in The Third International Antonin Dvorak Composition Competition for his work. His compositions also received recognition with special prizes for Best Free Composition and Best Composition Based on Models at the Dvorak Competition. Amir-Himmel earned a degree in composition and piano performance from the Buchmann-Mehta School of Music and is currently pursuing an advanced degree in composition at the Jerusalem Academy of Music. 

During his stay at RMU, Amir-Himmel will give presentations to several Robert Morris classes. His visit is sponsored by the Rooney Visiting International Scholars Program and the University Honors Program.

Robert Morris University, founded in 1921, is a private, four-year institution with an enrollment of approximately 5,000 undergraduate and graduate students. The university offers 60 undergraduate and 20 graduate programs. An estimated 22,000 alumni live and work in western Pennsylvania.