Friends of Music Education for Haiti will present a benefit concert on Saturday, March 23, 2013, at 7:30 p.m. in First Presbyterian Church in Hollywood, Florida. It will feature The Josephs, a musical family dedicated to enriching the lives of children through music and education.
Romel Joseph, violin
Victoria Joseph, violin & viola
Bradley Joseph, piano
Featuring music from Faure, Chopin, Dvorak, Beethoven, Moszkowski, and a few of Romel Joseph's arrangements of traditional Haitian music.
Admission is $10; free for children under the age of 13. Click here to purchase your tickets!
All proceeds from this concert will go to Friends of Music for Haiti and its initiatives to build Haiti's first professional music conservatory and performing arts center for children. For more information, please visit our website at www.friendsofmusicforhaiti.org or call 786-380-4533/786-258-5289.
Romel Joseph began his musical studies at the age of 13. In 1985, he was awarded a Fulbright grant to attend the Juilliard School where he received his master’s degree in violin performance. Upon his graduation, returned to Haiti where he and his former wife later founded what was then “The Victorian School” in 1991. In 1996, he relocated to Miami, Florida, where he founded Walenstein Musical Organization. Travelling frequently between Miami and Haiti, Mr. Joseph remained actively involved in the music and educational community. He later expanded Walenstein Musical Organization, creating Walenstein Symphony Orchestra. On January 12, 2000, The Victorian School was completely destroyed by fire caused by an electrical circuit. Within two years, it opened its doors with a new name -- The "NEW" Victorian School. On January 12, 2012, Mr. Joseph was severely injured under The New Victorian School, which was completely destroyed by the notorious Haiti earthquake. This tragedy renewed his sense of mission, resulting in the creation of Friends of Music Education for Haiti. Mr. Joseph currently lives in both Port-au-Prince Haiti, and Miami, Florida.
Victoria Joseph began her violin studies at the age of three with her father, Romel Joseph. She received her Bachelor’s in Music Performance from the University of Miami and has performed with a number of local music organizations.
Bradley Joseph began his musical studies on the violin at the age of three in 1995 under the auspices of his father, Romel Joseph. At the age of five, he added the piano to his musical training. Since that time, he has worked with several instructors including Micheline Laudun Denis of the Conservatoire National de Musique de Paris and the Ecole de Haut Perfectionnement Musical. In 2007, Mr. Joseph performed as guest solo artist with Walenstein Symphony Orchestra and in 2009 with the Holy Trinity Philharmonic Orchestra in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. Bradley is currently majoring in Economics and Piano Performance at Florida International University.