Osvaldo Golijov

Osvaldo Golijov
Osvaldo Noé Golijov

(1960-12-05) December 5, 1960 (age 58)
La Plata, Argentina
Spouse(s)Silvia Golijov (divorced)

Osvaldo Noé Golijov (Spanish pronunciation: [ˈɡolixof]; born December 5, 1960) is an Argentine composer of classical music and music professor, known for his vocal and orchestral work.

Life and career

Golijov was born in and grew up in La Plata, Argentina, in a Jewish family that emigrated to Argentina from Romania.[1] His mother was a piano teacher, and his father was a physician. He studied piano in La Plata and studied composition with Gerardo Gandini.

In 1983, Golijov moved to Israel, where he studied with Mark Kopytman at the Jerusalem Rubin Academy. Three years later, he studied with George Crumb at the University of Pennsylvania before receiving his doctorate. In 1991, Golijov joined the faculty of the College of the Holy Cross at Worcester, Massachusetts, where he was named Loyola Professor of Music in 2007.[2] For the 2012-13 season, he held the Richard and Barbara Debs Composer's Chair at Carnegie Hall. As of 2016 he lives in Brookline, Massachusetts.[3]

Golijov has married and divorced twice. He had three children with his first wife, Silvia.[4] He subsequently married and later divorced architect and designer Neri Oxman.[5]