Matan Gilitchensky

Matan Gilitchensky, Viola

Winner of the prestigious ”Aviv” competitions in Israel (AICF, 2010), for both Viola prize and Audience Choice prize categories. Won competitions and awards as a soloists and as a chamber musician also in Germany, Switzerland, Italy, Czech Republic and Spain.


As keen player of chamber music, he toured extensively throughout Europe and took part in many important festivals such as: Jerusalem Chamber Music Festival, Schleswig-Holstein, Verbier Festival Academy and OCM in Prussia Cove, where he played alongside world-class partners as Guy Braunstein, Wolfram Christ, Frans Helmerson, Alban Gerhardt and Máté Szűcs to name a few.

Born in Israel, Matan graduated from the Buchamnn-Mehta School of Music in Tel-Aviv in Dr. Lilach Levanon’s class. In 2011, he moved to Berlin to continue his studies under Prof. Hartmut Rohde at the Berlin University for Arts. Since 2015, he serves as faculty in the same institute- as Prof. Rohde’s assistant and as a teacher for Orchestra Studies.

In season 15/16, Matan joined the Dresden Philharmonic Orchestra as a co-Principal violist, playing already the succeeding season as a Principal Viola. As a guest, he played also with the Berliner Philharmoniker and as principal violist at the Köln Opera.