We have been notified of the untimely death of Henrique Dawid Korenchendler, an eminent Brazilian composer of six symphonies and a violin concerto. He died of an infection contracted in hospital after undergoing hip surgery.
The son of two Holocaust survivors, he told Professor Tom Moore: ‘My Jewish identity has always had a big influence on my music. I have a double identity, being both Brazilian and Jewish. My Jewish language is reflected in my musical language.’