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Rivka Golani

Rivka Golani (Viola)

Born: 22nd March 1946, Tel Aviv

Nationality: Israeli

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Rivka Golani is a world–renowned Israeli-born viola player. She has performed as soloist with many orchestras throughout the world including the Boston Symphony, Calgary Philharmonic, Royal Concertgebouw, BBC Symphony, BBC Philharmonic, Hong Kong Symphony, Singapore Symphony, Royal Philharmonic, Rotterdam Philharmonic, Israel Philharmonic, Tokyo Metropolitan, Montreal Symphony and the Toronto Symphony.

Golani has had more repertoire written expressly for her than any violist in the history of classical music. More than 400 pieces have been written for her, including over 90 concertos.

The BBC Music Magazine included her in its list of the 200 most important instrumentalists and the five most important violists currently concertizing.

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