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PMOH-Obshestvo IRAS - Russia - CIS - FSU & Abroad - Intl Russian Literature & Art Society - Representation in Israel

Ladies & Gentlemen,
please welcome our Dear Zlata Razdolina (Rozenfeld),

Composer, author and performer of her own music, born in Leningrad (St. Petersburg) where she gained her high musical education. She began her career performing her works at the artist's organization "Lenconcert" in Leningrad. She is a Laureate of many national and international music competitions. Among her awards is her laureate at the all-Russian competition celebrating the 40th Anniversary of the Victory over Fascism (1985-Leningrad). The summit of her career in Russia were her Laureate awards for her musical setting of Anna Akhmatova's poem "Requiem" in the national competitions in Moscow, 1988 and Leningrad, in 1989.

Zlata Razdolina was chosen to perform her composition "Requiem" during the Anna Akhmatova centennial in 1989 at the Kremlin, Moscow. The "Requiem", written for symphony orchestra, choir and soloists, was later performed in Finland, Sweden, the Czech Republic, USA and Israel.

Most of her repertoire of more than six hundred romances and songs is composed of the famous Russian classical poets, A. Akhmatova, N.Gumilyov, O. Mandelstam, M. Tsvetayeva, A. Blok, I. Severyanin, S.Yesenin and others. These works, based on love poems, are set to music. This music has been successfully performed and accepted with great acclaim.

Zlata Razdolina immigrated to Israel in 1990 at the summit of her career. In 1993, the famous Israeli singer, Dudu (David) Fisher dedicated a TV program to her music. She later composed the sound-track of the Israeli television series "Kastner's Trial" directed by Uri Barabash, which received the Israeli Oscar as the best dramatic series of 1994. Since then, she has composed song-cycles of the best-known Israeli poets, Rachel, Y. Volakh, N. Yehonatan, L. Goldberg and others.

She has written music for many theaters in St. Petersburg and recently in Israel as well as music for symphony orchestras, choirs and chamber ensembles.

Her setting of the poem "The song of the Murdered Jewish People" by the Holocaust poet Itzhak Katzenelson, completed in 1997 was originally composed for symphony orchestra, choir and soloist (cantor) to be performed in Hebrew.

Its New York Premiere took place at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine on November 9, 2002. The Brooklyn Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by maestro Arkady Leytush performed with English narration by the Hollywood's actor Fritz Weaver and singing and synthesizer playing by Zlata Razdolina. The Interfaith committee of Remembrance a non-profit organization that conducts this Holocaust remembrance concert for the last 14 years produced this concert.