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 Europes 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, 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 Pludmacher, Nubuko Imai, Natalia Gutman, Janos Starker, Gary Hoffman and Mischa Maisky among many others, and has appeared in recital in Wigmore Hall, London and the Kennedy Center in Washington. He is a regular guest in some of Europe’s leading chamber music festivals.
Yuval Gotlibovich has worked with such composers as Penderecki, Deutilleux and Gubaidulina and has premiered viola concerti dedicated to him by Alexandre Eisenberg and Justin Merritt; he has also collaborated with new music ensembles such as Ensemble Modern, Calisto, Meitar, Bcn 216 and Ictus.
As composer, his passion for combining performance, composition and improvisation has led to the creation of original live music that accompanies films of the silent era. His arrangements of 13 variations of Johann Sebastian Bach’s Goldberg Variations in different musical styles are featured on a criticaly aclaimed Sony Classical album.
His Violin Sonata was premiered this last November in Tokyo, Bunka Kaikan, by Nobuko Imai and Izumi Tateno. His Debut solo album NAXOS with the viola Music of Ramon Paus, has came no. 6 in NAXOS world sales chart, in the emonth of December 2016.
His playing is also featured on XXI records, including a premiere recording of Jean Francaix “Rhapsodie for Viola and Piano”, in its original version; he is also featured on Verso Records performing the premiere recordings of chamber music by Fabian Panisello and Raster Noton with Ensemble Modern, Alva Nota and Ryuichi Sakamoto, as well as on the JMC label performing chamber music by Mark Kopitman.
His concerts can be heard worldwide on networks BBC in the U.K, CBC in Canada, IBA in Israel, FRA in France, Deutschlandfunk in Germany and NPR in the United States.