David Kadouch

One of the most acclaimed pianists of his generation, David Kadouch was invited by Itzhak Perlman at the age of 13 to perform with him in New York. Since then he went on to win prizes at international competitions including the 2005 Beethoven Competition Bonn and 2009 Leeds International Piano Competition. In 2010, he was nominated “Révélation Instrumental Soloist of the Year” by Victoires de la Musique Classique, and he won the International Classical Music Awards (“Young Artist of the Year”) in 2011.

Kadouch is a regular guest of many prestigious festivals including Lucerne Contemporary Music Festival under the late Pierre Boulez, Klavier-Festival Ruhr, Gstaad, Verbier (where he was awarded Verbier Festival Prix d’Honneur in 2009), Montreux, Schwetzingen and Jerusalem Festivals, Festival International de Piano de La Roque d’Anthéron, Les Flâneries Musicales de Reims, La Folle Journée in France, Russia and Japan, Piano aux Jacobins in Toulouse and China. He has collaborated with such orchestras and conductors as Tonhalle-Orchester Zürich/David Zinman, Orchestre Philarmonique de Monte Carlo and Gulbenkian Orchestra/Jean-Claude Casadesus, The Hallé/Robin Ticciati and Israel Philharmonic. He also plays chamber music with Renaud and Gautier Capuçon, Edgar Moreau, Antoine Tamestit, Michel Dalberto, Nikolaj Znaider, Radovan Vlatković and the Ebène Quartet, among others.

Recent engagements include concerts at La Roque d’Anthéron with Hong Kong Sinfonietta, Festival de Musique de Menton with Renaud Capuçon and Edgar Moreau, Aspen Music Festival with Veronika Eberle, and Lucerne Festival with Matthias Pintscher. Other highlights include the Bach project at Salle Pleyel with Martha Argerich, as well as solo recitals in Belgium, France, Italy, Spain, Netherlands and Japan.

Kadouch’s discography includes a live recording of the Beethoven Concerto No 5 with Cologne Philharmonic (Naxos), and albums released on TransArt Live, DECCA/Universal and Mirare. He was also featured in Daniel Barenboim’s Beethoven Sonata DVD project, and was invited by Barenboim to participate in the documentary Maestro filmed by Arte and the France 2 TV show Thé ou Café (2009).

Born in Nice in 1985, Kadouch began his studies at the Nice Conservatoire with Odile Poisson. At the age of 14 he entered the Paris Conservatoire in the classes of Jacques Rouvier. After receiving First Prize with Honours from the Paris Conservatoire, he moved to the Queen Sofía College of Music in Madrid, where he studied with Dmitri Bashkirov. He has also worked with Murray Perahia, Maurizio Pollini, Maria João Pires, Daniel Barenboim, Vitaly Margulis and Itzhak Perlman.

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