A native of Israel, Viola player and Composer Gotlibovich holds first Prizes at the International Lionel Tertis Viola Competition, Aviv Competition as well as the Fischoff Chamber Music Competition. Gotlibovich enjoys a broad musical career that spans throughout Europe, United States and Israel as a leading viola player, composer and pedagogue. 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 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.
Behind the Mirror, a Musical and Theatrical Composition, commissioned by Klassiske Dage – Holstebro Interna-tional Music Festival in collaboration with the Odin Theatre Company was premiered by Janne Thomsen, Lars Anders Tomter and Zoran Markovic in collaboration with theOdin Theatre Company. The piece was played a second time in the Kuhmo Chamber Music Festival and was performed again in the 2013 edition of Klassiske Dage.
His arrangements of 13 variations of Johann Sebastian Bach’s Goldberg Variations in different musical styles are featured on a newly released Album on Sony Classical. The rest of the piece was transcribed and arranged to-gether with Pablo Martos and Alberto Martos (Trio Garnati), and the three are the performers on this record-ing. The Album has gained wide recognition in Spain, was featured on national media, television, radio, and in-ternet, in a new documentary film produced by Mercedes Milà called The Healing Notes, and was chosen as one of 2012 recommended albums by the national newspaper El Pais. The Music is published by Music Sales Group.
Gotlibovich had composed music that accompanies two feature films from the silent era, The Cabinet of dr. Ca-ligari (1919) and The Golem (1920), both commissioned by the Are More Festival in Vigo, Spain and performed in numerous film and music festivals including the international Haifa Film Festival and Konvergencie in Bratislava.
Gotlibovich had been the youngest Professor on the faculty of Indiana University. Currently, Professor in Con-cervatorio della Svizzera Italiana, Lugano and Escola Superior de Música, Catalunya. His main teachers include Atar Arad and Anna Rasnovsky.