TALENT MUSIC 
MASTER COURSES

VIOLA PROFESSORS

YUVAL GOTLIBOVICH
professor for the programs:
Annual Course, Artistic Master, Post-Graduate Master
A native of Israel, Gotlibovich holds first prizes in National and International Competitions, among them: First Prize and the Fridolin Rusch Award at the 8th International Lionel Tertis Viola Competition, first prize at the 2004 Aviv Competitions in Israel and the 2004 American Fischoff Chamber Music Competition as a member of Trio di Colore.
Gotlibovich’s concert activities span through Europe, United States and Israel. He has played as soloist with the Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra, the Tel Aviv Soloists Ensemble, Texas Festival Orchestra and the Ostrobothnian Chamber Orchestra. He collaborated in Chamber Music with world renowned artists such as: Menachem Pressler, Marc Andre Haemlin, George Pludmahcer, Nubuko Imai, Natalia Gutman and Janos Starker among others. His concerts can be heard worldwide on networks such as BBC in the U.K., CBC in Canada, IBA in Israel, FRA in France, Deutschlandfunk in Germany and NPR in the United States. He has appeared in recitals in such venues as: Wigmore Hall in London and the Kennedy Center in Washington.
Live music for the 1919 movie ‘The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari’ by Gotlibovich for viola and cello was premiered in Festival ‘Are More’ in Vigo, Spain, and last year was performed in the Haifa International Film Festival among various venues in Israel and abroad.
He is a regular guest at festivals and summer courses such as Kuhmo in Finland, Roundtp in Texas, Giverny and Villefavard in France and the world viola congresses.
An album titled Chamber Music of Jean Francaix, recently released on xxi productions, features a premiere recording of the original version of Rhapsodie for viola and piano (1946) and trio for clarinet, viola and piano.
He has worked with Ensemble Modern in Frankfurt, Ensemble Callisto in Chicago, ICTUS in Brussels, 216BCN in Barcelona and 21 in Israel; and with composers such as Krzysztof Penderecki, Henri Deutilleux, Gyorgy Kurtag and Sofia Gubaidulina. Composers Alexandre Eisenberg and Justin Merritt have written Concertos for the Viola that were dedicated to and premiered by Gotlibovich.
Gotlibovich was the youngest Professor on the faculty of Indiana University from 2004 to 2008. Currently, he is a Professor in Conservatorio della Svizzera Italiana, Lugano and Assistant Professor in Escuela Superior de Musica, Reina Sofia, Madrid.
His main teachers include Atar Arad and Anna Rasnovsky.
Gotlibovich holds first prizes in National and International Competitions as the First Prize and the Fridolin Rusch Award at the 8th International Lionel Tertis Viola Competition. He performed through Europe, United States and Israel. He has played as soloist with the Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra, the Tel Aviv Soloists Ensemble, among others, and he collaborated in chamber music with world renowned artists such as Menachem Pressler, Marc Andre Haemlin, George Pludmahcer, Nubuko Imai, Natalia Gutman and Janos Starker among others. Currently, he is a Professor in Conservatorio della Svizzera Italiana, Lugano.

CLASSES 2019 - 2020

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