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Zlata Razdolina (Rosenfeld), composer, author and performer of her own music, was born and got her high musical education in Leningrad (St. Petersburg).

She began her career performing her works in the artists’ 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 1988 - Moscow and 1989 - Leningrad.

Zlata 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.

Mrs. 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 soundtrack 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. Wallach, N. Yehonatan, L. Goldberg and others.

She has written music for many theatres 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 Devine at 2002 in front of thousands of attendants. The performance was by the Brooklyn Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by maestro Arkady Leytush, actor Fritz Weaver and Zlata Razdolina.
The Inerfaith Committee of Remembrance Concerts a non-profit organization that conducts this Holocaust remembrance concert for the last 12 years produced this performance.

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 Dom Architect, at Anna Akhmatova's Museum located at Fontanny Dom and in Jewish centers in concerts sponsored by the Israeli consul in St. Petersburg.

On October 2003 Zlata 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'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.

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.

Mrs. Razdolina may be contacted directly at zlata.razdolina@gmail.com

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