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Zlata Razdolina (Rozenfeld), composer, author and performer of her own music, was 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.
On February and March 2003 Zlata went on a successful concert tour to St. Petersburg and Moscow where she performed at the St. Petersburg International Club located at the Architect's house, at Anna Akhmatova's Museum located at Fontanny house and in Jewish centers in concerts sponsored by the Israeli consul in St. Petersburg.
On October 2003 Zlata Razdolina performed at a concert in Birmingham and was hosted by the famous BBC - Russian program host Mr. Seva Novgorodchev. You may listen to this program at: Go to Zlata Razdolina's interview at the BBC Russian program read the interview (In Russian) and/or activate the Real Audio - RA or mp3 button according to your computer's music player.On March and April 2006 Zlata performed a successful concerts tour in the USA and Canada.
Zlata Razdolina is a member of the Israeli Composers Organization, The Israeli Union of Performing Artists, The International Federation of Actors and the International Alliance for Women in Music.
Ms. Razdolina may be contacted directly at:
To watch Zlata Razdolina's Video clips on YouTube:
Zlata Razdolina - Composer,
author and performer on YouTube
Compact Disks and DVD Gallery
Go to My Page at Akhmatova's Organization Site (In Russian)
Go to My Page at Romance Narod Site (In Russian)
Go to My Page at Igor Severyanin Site (In Russian)
My photo gallery
Zlata in Leningrad
Zlata with the Russian Narodni Artist - poet Michael Dudin
Zlata with Dudu Fisher at the Israeli TV
Concert in Ashkelon
With my mother's - Rozenfeld Asia, painting
New York 2002
Mr. Fritz Weaver-Narrator Zlata Razdolina-Composer Arkady Leytush - Conductor
The Song of the Murdered People - Holocaust Requiem
New York premiere - November 9, 2002
The twelfth Annual Interfaith Concert of Remembrance
At the Cathedral of St. John the Divine
St. Petersburg concert tour
Concert at the St. Petersburg International Club - Dom Architect
St. Petersburg 2003
Zlata with singer - Russian Narodni Artist Edward Hill
At the Anna Akhmatova's Museum in Fontanny Dom
With Anna Akhmatova's portrait
Moscow concert tour 2003
At the BBC London, interviewed by
Seva Nobgorodchev (Сева Новгородцев)
Zlata and cantor Gideon Tidhar Performing her Holocaust Requiem at the Yitzhak Project sponsored by the Jewish Agency - Partnership 2000
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