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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, Golijov's La Pasión según San Marcos
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, Golijov's La Pasión según San Marcos
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, Golijov's Ayre-Song-cycle featuring Dawn Upshaw
Dawn Upshaw sings Golijov's 'Ayre'
The Orange County Register
03.01.08
Osvaldo Golijov, Golijov's Ayre-Song-cycle featuring Dawn Upshaw
An Ayre of Magic
San Francisco Classical Voice
02.29.08
Osvaldo Golijov, Golijov's Ayre-Song-cycle featuring Dawn Upshaw
Soprano Upshaw, contemporary composition impress at Benaroya Hall
Seattle Times
02.24.08
Osvaldo Golijov, Golijov's Ayre-Song-cycle featuring Dawn Upshaw
Music Review: Dawn Upshaw
Discover Richmond
02.23.08
Osvaldo Golijov, Golijov's Ayre-Song-cycle featuring Dawn Upshaw
Dawn Upshaw and Orquesta Los Pelegrinos at Duke's Page Auditorium
The Independent Weekly
02.23.08
Osvaldo Golijov, Golijov's Ayre-Song-cycle featuring Dawn Upshaw
Golijov's Ayre, with Dawn Upshaw, Triumph at Duke
Classical Voice of North Carolina
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. After studying piano at the local conservatory and composition with Gerardo Gandini he moved to Israel in 1983, where he studied with Mark Kopytman at the Jerusalem Rubin Academy and immersed himself in the colliding musical traditions of that city. Upon moving to the United States in 1986, Golijov earned his Ph.D. at the University of Pennsylvania, where he studied with George Crumb, and was a fellow at Tanglewood, studying with Oliver Knussen.

In the early 90's Golijov began to work closely with two string quartets, the St. Lawrence and the Kronos. Both ensembles were the earliest to project Golijov's volatile and category-defying style in its true, full form. In 2002, EMI released Yiddishbbuk, a Grammy-nominated CD of Golijov's chamber music, celebrating ten years of collaboration with the St. Lawrence String Quartet, featuring clarinetist Todd Palmer. The Kronos Quartet released three recordings featuring their collaborations with Golijov: The Dreams and Prayers of Isaac the Blind, featuring David Krakauer, as well as Caravan, and Nuevo. Kronos also expanded Golijov's musical family through collaborations with artists such as the Romanian Gypsy band Taraf de Haidouks, the Mexican Rock group Café Tacuba, tablas virtuoso Zakir Hussain, and legendary Argentine composer, guitarist and producer Gustavo Santaolalla, with whom Golijov continues to collaborate. For the past decade Golijov has been inspired by the voice of Dawn Upshaw, for whom he composed several works, including the Three Songs for Soprano and Orchestra, the opera Ainadamar, the cycles Ayre and She Was Here, and a number of arrangements ... read full bio