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, Janos Starker among
others. 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.
He has appeared in recital 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 duo had been premiered in Festival
¨Are More¨ in Vigo, Spain, Last year and is future to be performed in
the Haifa International Film Festival among various venues in Israel
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 Chamebr Music of Jean Francaix, had been released
lately on xxi productions, featuring a premiere recording of the
original version of Rahpsodie 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, György
Kurtág and Sofia Gubaidulina . Composers Alexandre Eisenberg and
Justin Merritt have written Concertos for the Viola that were
dedicated and Premiered by Gotlibovich.
Gotlibovich had been the youngest Professor on the faculty of Indiana
Univetsity from 2004 to 2008. This year he will join the faculty of
Escuela Sperior de Musica Reina Sofia as assistnat Pofessor to Diemut
Poppen and will be Professor in Conservatorio Svizerra Italiana,
His main teachers include Atar Arad and Anna Rasnovsky.