Born in La Plata (Argentina) in 1963, in 1985 was appointed Music Director of Mendoza Philharmonic, at the age of 22. In 1991 he became Associate Conductor of Haifa Symphony Orchestra (Israel) and one year later was invited to appear as guest conductor with Israel Philharmonic Orchestra. He was Chief Conductor at Ashdod Chamber Orchestra (1995-1999), Concepción (Chile) Symphony Orchestra (2000-2006), Salta Symphony Orchestra (2007-2010). Luis Gorelik assumed his position as Music Director of Argentina National Orchestra (2016-2018) and he is currently serving his 13th season as Music Director of Entre Rios Symphony Orchestra.
After finishing his studies under Prof. Mendi Rodan at Jerusalem Rubin Music Academy of Music, Gorelik became a frequent guest conductor in many orchestras throughout the world, including Israel Philharmonic, Slovenian Philharmonic, Slovenian National Opera Orchestra, Icelandic Philharmonic, Buenos Aires Philharmonic, Serbian National Radio and TV Orchestra, Teatro Colón Orchestra, National Orchestras of Venezuela, Argentina, Macedonia, Chile, Mexico, Colombia, Cuba, and Brasil; Montevideo Philharmonic, Bogota Philharmonic, OSUSP (Brasil), Lancaster Symphony, OFUMAN Orchestra (Mexico) , Jerusalem Symphony, Haifa Symphony, Beer Sheva Sinfonietta, Brasilia National Theatre Orchestra, among others. He was finalist in the First Sibelius Conducting Competition in Helsinky (1995). Luis Gorelik has appeared five times as guest conductor in Ljubljiana Festival, in ballet and symphonic productions, as well as a special concert with brasilian star Egberto Gismonti.
In the opera house, has conducted productions of Rigoletto, Carmen, La Traviata, La Boheme, Tosca, Madama Butterfly, Eugene Oneguin, Otello, Fasltaff La Clemenza de Tito and Le Nozze di Figaro for Teatro Municipal de Santiago, Teatro Colón de Buenos Aires, Serbia National Opera, Slovenian National Opera, Buenos Aires Lírica and Teatro Argentino (La Plata). As a ballet conductor, Luis Gorelik has collaborated with Béjart Ballet Lausanne in productions of C”est que l amour me dit… (Mahler-Béjart), Rite of Spring and Firebird (Strawinsky- Béjart), Opera Baltycka Gdansk (Prokofiev´s Cinderella) and with Teatro Colón Ballet in productions of Sleeping Beauty, Giselle, Nutcracker, and more recently his own musical version of Carmen.
With Salta Symphony Orchestra has released for Sony Classical two CDs with the best of classical music from Argentina. Luis Gorelik has received awards from President of Chile, and more recently Konex Price as outstanding conductor of the decade, in Argentina.
Luis also held the position of Proffesor of Orchestral Conducting at UNA (National Arts University, in Buenos Aires) since 2012.