David Kadouch

Born in Nice, France in 1985, David Kadouch began his studies at the Nice Conservatoire with Odile Poisson. At the age of 14, he entered the Paris Conservatoire in the class of Jacques Rouvier. After receiving First Prize with Honours from the Paris Conservatoire, he moved to the Reina Sofía School of Music in Madrid, where he studied with the legendary Dmitri Bashkirov. He has also perfected his skills with Murray Perahia, Maurizio Pollini, Maria João Pires, Daniel Barenboim, Vitaly Margulis, Itzhak Perlman, Eliso Virsaladze and Emanuel Krasovsky, and quickly became one of the most acclaimed pianists of his generation.

A prizewinner at the Beethoven Competition Bonn in 2005 and Leeds International Piano Competition in 2009, Kadouch has become a regular guest of some of the most important orchestras, recital series and international festivals. At the age of 13, he was invited by Perlman to play under his baton at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. In 2008, Perlman invited him again to perform the Schumann Piano Quintet at Carnegie Hall. In 2010, Kadouch was named “Révélation soliste instrumental” by the French Victoires de la Musique Classique. In 2011, he won the “Young Artist of the Year” award at the International Classical Music Awards, and made his New York recital début at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Kadouch has appeared with orchestras such as Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France, Orchestre de Paris, Orchestre National de Lille, Orchestre Philharmonique de Monte-Carlo, Orchestre Philharmonique de Strasbourg, Tonhalle-Orchester Zürich, BBC Symphony Orchestra, BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, The Hallé, Hamburg Symphony, Munich Symphony, Brussels Philharmonic, Belgian National Orchestra, Philharmonique Royal de Liège, Gulbenkian Orchestra, Sinfonia Varsovia, Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, Hong Kong Sinfonietta, Vancouver Symphony Orchestra etc, with conductors such as Myung-Whun Chung, Aziz Shokhakimov, András Keller, Matthias Pintscher, Robin Ticciati, Marc Albrecht, Daniele Gatti, Laurence Equilbey, Lawrence Foster, David Zinman and Jean-Claude Casadesus. He has performed in venues such as the Paris Philharmonie, Salzburg Mozarteum, Carnegie Hall, Wigmore Hall, Hamburg Elbphilharmonie, Palais des Beaux-Arts and Flagey in Brussels, Munich Herkulessaal, Salle Cortot, Salle Gaveau and Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia. He is regularly invited to festivals such as the Gstaad, Verbier, Montreux, La Roque d’Anthéron, Colmar, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Schwetzingen and Jerusalem festivals, as well as La Folle Journée in Nantes and Tokyo, and Heidelberger Frühling.

Kadouch’s chamber music partners include Renaud Capuçon, Gautier Capuçon, Edgar Moreau, Sandrine Piau, Antoine Tamestit, Michel Dalberto, Victor Julien-Laferrière, Nikolaj Znaider, Guillaume Bellom, Yury Revich, Radovan Vlatković, Frans Helmerson, as well as the Quiroga, Ebène and Ardeo quartets.

Kadouch’s recordings include a live recording of Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No 5 with the Kölner Philharmonie for Naxos, Shostakovich’s Preludes for Transart Live, Schumann’s Piano Concerto (without orchestra) and Piano Quintet for Decca/Universal, and for Mirare: Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition and other Russian works, a solo recital of Bach, Janáček, Schumann and Bartók, a cello & piano recital with Edgar Moreau, and the album Révolution featuring works by Chopin, Liszt, Debussy and Janáček, which won a Diapason d’Or and a Choc-Classica in 2019. In 2022, Kadouch released the album Les Musiques de Madame Bovary, a recital exploring the musical universe of Gustave Flaubert’s infamous fictional character Emma Bovary, through works of women composers contemporary of Flaubert: Fanny Mendelssohn, Clara Schumann, Louise Farrenc, Pauline Viardot, as well as Delibes, Chopin and Liszt. A duo recital with Sandrine Piau exploring the themes of intimacy and interiority through works by Schubert, Wolf, Debussy, Liszt, Duparc and Lili Boulanger was released in 2023 on Alpha Classics.


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