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Osvaldo Golijov

Photo credit: Tanit Sakakini
b. 1960


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Osvaldo Golijov is known for his musical hybridity in combining the traditions of classical chamber, Jewish liturgical, and klezmer music with hints of the tango of Astor Piazzolla in his compositions * Recipient of the MacArthur "Genius Grant" Fellowship and the Vilcek Prize as well as two GRAMMY Awards in 2006: Best Opera Recording and Best Contemporary Composition for Ainadamar, released on Deutsche Grammophon * Has composed several compositions for soprano Dawn Upshaw over the past decade including the Three Songs for Soprano and Orchestra, the opera Ainadamar, the cycle Ayre, and a number of arrangements of popular and classical songs * In 2006, Lincoln Center presented a sold out festival entitled "The Passion of Osvaldo Golijov" featuring multiple performances of his works over the course of two months * Composed the soundtrack for Francis Ford Coppola's Youth Without Youth and the recently released Tetro * Carnegie Hall Debs Composer Chair, 2012–13 season

Works by Osvaldo Golijov include:
Ainadamar (2003) opera
La Pasión según San Marcos (2000) for soloists, chorus, and orchestra
Ayre (2004) for soprano and ensemble
Azul (2006) for cello, obbligato group and orchestra
Last Round (1996) for string orchestra or string nonet

For personal appearances by Mr. Golijov, please contact:

Opus 3 Artists LLC
470 Park Avenue South - 9th Floor North
New York, NY 10016
Attn: Jonathan Brill, Executive Vice President
Phone: +1 (212) 584-7518
Fax: +1 (646) 300-8218

Also visit Osvaldo Golijov's website at
Looking Ahead: Osvaldo Golijov’s Oceana receives its German Premiere in Lüneburg this May. The world premiere recording of Azul will be released in March 2017 on Warner Classics, performed by cellist Yo-Yo Ma and The Knights.
"The music is full of passion, humor, tragedy and all the complexity of life." —Richard Dyer, Boston Globe
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