Dyck, Vladimir (1882 - 1943)
Vladimir Dyck arrived in Paris in 1899. At the Conservatoire de Paris, he studied harmony with Antoine Taudou, the piano with Paul Vidal and composition with Charles-Marie Widor. In 1911, he won the Second Grand Prix of Rome with his cantata Yanitza after Georges Spitzmuller.
Among the many pupils of his piano lessons Herniette Poincare, wife of the President of the Republic Raymond Poincare, Henriette Caillaux, that of the minister Joseph Caillaux, and that which will become his own wife, Suzanne Bloch. He composed, among others, an opera, piano works and lieder, and an adaptation of the melody which will become the Israeli hymn Hatikvah, as well as, under the pseudonym Dri Mival, some film music.
In 1943, he was arrested in Paris by the Gestapo with his wife and daughter. He arrived at Auschwitz on July 30, and was assassinated a few days later.
Her niece Berthe Kal will make a career of soprano. His little nephew Jacques Carpo was until 1990 director of the OPera de Marseille.