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Osvaldo Golijov

born: 5 December 1960
country: Argentina

Osvaldo Golijov grew up in an Eastern European Jewish household in La Plata, Argentina. Born to a piano teacher mother and physician father, Golijov was raised in an environment of classical chamber music, Jewish liturgical and klezmer music, as well as the new tango of Astor Piazzolla. His music is known for its seamless integration of a diverse array of musical styles and genres, including klezmer and Caribbean influences as well as electronic music and extended instrumental and vocal techniques.

After graduating, Golijov moved to Jerusalem to study at the Jerusalem Rubin Academy with Mark Koytman before completing his PhD in the United States at the University of Pennsylvania, where he studied with George Crumb. He went on to become a Tanglewood fellow, and studied with British composer Oliver Knussen.

Since the early 1990s, Golijov has enjoyed collaborations with some of the world’s leading chamber music ensembles such as the Kronos Quartet and the St Lawrence String Quartet, in addition to relationships with artists such as Yo-Yo Ma, Dawn Upshaw and Robert Spano. In 2000, the premiere of Golijov’s La Pasión según San Marcos took the music world by storm. The Boston Globe called it ‘the first indisputably great composition of the 21st century’. Golijov has also received acclaim for other groundbreaking works such as his opera Ainadamar and the clarinet quintet The Dreams and Prayers of Isaac the Blind, as well as music he has written for the films of Francis Ford Coppola.

Golijov was the holder of the Richard and Barbara Debs Composer’s Chair at Carnegie Hall in 2012-13. He is Loyola Professor of Music at College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, Massachusetts, where he has taught since 1991.

from notes by LSO Live © 2022


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