Osvaldo Golijov is a classical composer whose work St. Mark Passion took the music world by storm in 2000. His compositions are regularly performed by many of the world's leading orchestras and soloists, and he has served as composer-in-residence for various orchestras and festivals. He is, in addition, Loyola Professor of Music at College of the Holy Cross.
The recipient of numerous commissions from major institutions in the US and Europe, he was awarded a MacArthur Fellowship (2003), the Vilcek Prize in the Arts (2008) and many other prizes and accolades for his compositions.
Notable works include Ayre (2004), a song cycle commissioned by Carnegie Hall and Azul (2006), a cello concerto for Yo-Yo Ma and the Boston Symphony. He is currently composing an opera commissioned by the Metropolitan Opera House.