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06.17.18
Osvaldo Golijov
At Rockport, ushering in a new chapter with Tchaikovsky, Golijov, and high spirits
The Boston Globe
01.09.15
Osvaldo Golijov, Marin Alsop, Kayhan Kalhor, Cristina Pato
Alsop, BSO deliver spicy program of Stravinsky, Barber, Golijov
The Baltimore Sun
01.09.15
Osvaldo Golijov
Alsop, BSO deliver spicy program of Stravinsky, Barber, Golijov
Baltimore Sun
12.22.14
Osvaldo Golijov, Bramwell Tovey, Yefim Bronfman, Jeremy Denk, Yo-Yo Ma
The Top Ten Performances of 2014
Boston Classical Review
12.18.14
Osvaldo Golijov, Sir Andrew Davis, David Robertson, Donald Runnicles, Bramwell Tovey, Julian Wachner, Yefim Bronfman, Jeremy Denk, Stefan Jackiw, Jennifer Koh, Gil Shaham, Yo-Yo Ma, Alisa Weilerstein, Béla Fleck, Brooklyn Rider , VOCES8 , New York Polyphony
End of Year 2014 'Best Of' Roundup
02.12.14
Osvaldo Golijov, Corrado Rovaris
'Ainadamar' fills the Academy with passion
Philadelphia Inquirer
09.25.13
Osvaldo Golijov
Rhapsodies in Iberia
ConcertoNet
08.26.10
Osvaldo Golijov
The Passion of Osvaldo Golijov
Bluefat
06.29.10
Osvaldo Golijov
Golijov's Sensational Passion
San Francisco Classical Voice
04.25.10
Osvaldo Golijov
Osvaldo Golijov's 'St. Mark' Passion finally reaches Los Angeles
Los Angeles Times
03.16.10
Osvaldo Golijov
La Pasión según San Marcos Re-Released on Deutsche Grammophon
02.25.10
Osvaldo Golijov
Argentine composer Osvaldo Golijov follows his intuition; Golijov's music appeals to the senses
Toronto Star
11.21.09
Osvaldo Golijov, David Robertson, Christoph Eschenbach
The ten best classical albums of the Noughties
The Times (London)
07.22.09
Osvaldo Golijov
Osvaldo Golijov Signs with Boosey & Hawkes
01.14.09
Osvaldo Golijov, Yo-Yo Ma
Golijov’s “Azul” in a Fresh Context
MusicalAmerica.com
11.17.08
Osvaldo Golijov
ROBERT SPANO & ORCHESTRA OF ST. LUKE’S PERFORM OSVALDO GOLIJOV’S AINADAMAR AT CARNEGIE HALL
03.04.08
Osvaldo Golijov
Dawn Upshaw sings Golijov's 'Ayre'
The Orange County Register
03.01.08
Osvaldo Golijov
An Ayre of Magic
San Francisco Classical Voice
02.29.08
Osvaldo Golijov
Soprano Upshaw, contemporary composition impress at Benaroya Hall
Seattle Times
02.24.08
Osvaldo Golijov
Music Review: Dawn Upshaw
Discover Richmond
02.23.08
Osvaldo Golijov
Golijov's Ayre, with Dawn Upshaw, Triumph at Duke
Classical Voice of North Carolina
02.23.08
Osvaldo Golijov
Dawn Upshaw and Orquesta Los Pelegrinos at Duke's Page Auditorium
The Independent Weekly
02.05.08
Osvaldo Golijov
Golijov Awarded Special Prize
MusicalAmerica.com
12.12.07
Osvaldo Golijov
Osvaldo Golijov Scores New Francis Ford Coppola Film

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 surrounded by classical chamber music, Jewish liturgical and klezmer music, and the new tango of Astor Piazzolla. His blending of genres and seamless integration of voices speak volumes about his approach and style, a musical language that can only be termed "Golijovian."

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 (St. Mark Passion) 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 served as the Debs Composer's Chair at Carnegie Hall during the 2012-13 season. He is Loyola Professor of Music at College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, MA, where he has taught since 1991.


 

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