Yuval Gotlibovich - Viola
Performer, composer, and teacher; Yuval Gotlibovich artistic activity is varied and interconnected.
As a violist he has won first prize in the Lionel Tertis (UK), Fischoff (USA) and Aviv (Israel) competitions.
His debut album for the NAXOS record label, together with the Catalan Chamber Orchestra featuring the viola music of Ramón Paus, has gained international recognition as it entered the top ten best-selling albums of Naxos worldwide in the first month of its release.
Upcoming Album releases include, Viola Concerto by Anton Garcia Abril, with Real Filarmonia, Galicia directed by Paul Daniel and Menachem Wiesenberg Encounters IV and Concertino with the Beethoven Philharmonie, Conducted by Thomas Roesner.
His arrangement of J.S. Bach Goldberg Variations in various musical styles have been recorded for ´Sony´.
His Sonata for Viola and Piano was premiered at the Tokyo Opera by Nobuko Imai and Izumi Tateno (edited by Da-Vinci Editions) and later played throughout Japan and featured in the International Viola Congress in Rotterdam.
His passion for performance, composition and improvisation have led him to the creation of original music that accompanies silent films from of the golden era of films which he presented often in collaboration with his brother, Cellist Jonathan Gotlibovich in various film and music festivals in Europe and Israel. Films include the cabinet of dr. Caligari, Nosferatu, the Golem and most recently ´the passion of Jeanne dárcˋ, premiered by Janne thomssen, Rick Stojin and Gotlibovich at the Klassieske Dage festival in Dennemark.