is an Israeli guitarist and composer with Ukrainian roots.
Playing and composing music from a very young age, he started his formal education under supervision of Shai Cohen – Israeli saxophonist, composer and multi-instrumentalist. While studying at Carmel Zvulun Music College, Gorelik frequently collaborated with Arnie Lawrence and other remarkable artists, such as Max Roach, James Moody, Avishai Cohen, Omer Avital, Adam Nussbaum, Anat Cohen, Shai Maestro, Daniel Zamir, Eli Degibri, Itamar Doari, Omri Mor et al.
At the same time, he was awarded The America-Israel Cultural Foundation Prize twice. From 2002 to 2005 Gorelik served in IDF, where he was given the Outstanding Musician status by the Israeli Ministry of Culture.
Gorelik has taken part in numerous recordings, both as leader and sideman, including his Anno Domini project and a duet album with Vladiswar Nadishana.
In 2010, Gorelik was invited to Poland by Krzysztof Kobyliński, where he was performing with Joey Calderazzo, Étienne M’Bappé, Louis Sclavis, Clarence Penn, Gary Husband, Yasushi Nakamuro, Brad Terry, Ziv Ravitz, Zohar Fresco, David Kuckhermann, Miroslav Vitouš, Motion Trio and others.
Currently living in Warsaw, he has been working on different projects, together with Trilok Gurtu, Vyacheslav Ganelin, Zbigniew Namysłowski, Anna Maria Jopek, Kroke, Stanisław Soyka, Aukso, Vishwa Mohan Bhatt, Janusz Muniak, Joszko Broda, Maciej Obara, Maria Pomianowska, Wojciech Waglewski, Grażyna Auguścik, Adam Bałdych et al.
Gorelik is continuously exploring his musical self and developing his remarkable skills, often mixing jazz with ethnic music.
“Brimming with inspired performance… Displaying the tasteful restraint and maturity of seasoned artistry…”