A native of Israel, Viola player and Composer Gotlibovich holds first Prizes at the International Lionel Tertis Viola Competition, Aviv Competition as well as the Fischoff Chamber Music Competition.
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.
He played as soloist with the Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra, the Tel Aviv Soloists Ensemble, Texas Festival Orchestra. He collaborated in Chamber Music with world renowned artists such as: Menachem Pressler, George Pludmacher, Nubuko Imai, Natalia Gutman, Gary Hoffman and Mischa Maiskyand appeared in recital in Wigmore Hall, London and the Kennedy Center in Washington and worked with such composers as Penderecki, Deutilleux and Gubaidulina. He is a regular guest in some of Europes leading chamber music festivals.
Gotlibovich had composed music that accompanies two feature films from the silent era, The Cabinet of dr. Caligari (1919) and The Golem (1920). He had been the youngest Professor on the faculty of Indiana University from 2004 to 2008. Currently, Professor in Concervatorio della Svizzera Italiana, Lugano and Escola Superior de Música, Catalunya.
His concerts can be heard worldwide on networks such as 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 recitals in such venues as: Wigmore Hall in London and the Kennedy Center in Washington.
His arrangements of 13 variations of Johann Sebastian Bach’s Goldberg Variations in different musical styles are featured on an Album has gained wide recognition in Spain, was featured on national media, television, radio, and internet, in a new documentary film produced by Mercedes Milà called The Healing Notes, and was chosen as one of 2012 recommended albums by the national newspaper El Pais.