Yuval Gonlibovich, viola.
Violist Yuval Gotlibovich is renowned for his brilliant technique, powerful performance and the rich interpretive insights he brings to a wide and varied repertoire. As one of the most sought-after viola players of his generation, he performs regularly as soloist, recitalist and as a regular guest in some of Europe’s main music festivals and venues. With extensive studies under teachers Atar Arad, Anna Rosnovsky and Lilach Levanon, he has been awarded First Prize at a number of prestigious competitions, including the International Lionel Tertis Viola Competition (UK), the Aviv Competition (Israel), as well as the Fischoff Chamber Music Competition (US).
He played as soloist with the Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra, Israel Chamber, Catalan Chamber, Texas Festival, Real Filarmonia Galicia and Orquesta Musica Eterna among others.
His album Debut, together with his wife, violinist Raquel castro, pianist Eduardo Fernández, catalán chamber orch., director Joan pamies for NAXOS with the viola music of Spanish Composer Ramón Paus in the first month of it’s Launch (December 2016) was ranked 6 in the labels sales chart worldwide and received critical acclaim.
His passion for composition, improvisation and performance has led to the creation of original live music that accompanies silent films. Many of those with his Brother, Cellist Jonathan Gotlibovich have been presented in various film and music festivals across Europe and Israel.
Among his compositions is an arrangement of the Goldberg Variations of J.S.Bach in various musical styles, featured on a Sony Album with Trio Garnati.
A completion of Mozart’s Sinfonia Concertante for violin, Viola, Cello and Orchestra, premiered in Florence at Suoni Riflessi Festival by the Grupo Strumentale Cita del Pratto.
More recently, his Sonata for Viola and Left-Hand Piano was premiered by Nobuko Imai and Izumi Tateno in Bunka Kaiken, Tokyo and later was performed several times in many venues around Japan, Switzerland and Holland.
His music is featured in a Documentary film directed by Gerardo Gormezano titled “Back to La Mancha”
His Works have been presented in such festivals like Kuhmo, Klassiske Dage and Crussel among others.
Next Year He will make two more albums for NAXOS, one with Beethoven Philarmonic in Vienna and another with Real Filarmonia, Galicia.
Gotlibovich is the artistic director of the new festival, ¨Ciudad Monumental de Cáceres¨ in Spain.
He was the youngest professor at Indiana University, Jacobs School of Music, he has taught in Frankfurt hoschule and currently is teaching in both ESMUC in Barcelona, and CSI in Lugano, Switzerland.