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David Kadouch

David Kadouch

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 Honors from the Paris Conservatoire, he moved to the Reina Sofia School in Madrid, where he studied with the legendary Dmitri Bashkirov. He has been perfecting as well with Murray Perahia, Mauricio Pollini, Maria-Joao Pires, Daneil Barenboim, Vitaly Margulis, Itzak Perlman…

He is quickly becoming one of the most acclaimed pianists of his generation. A prize winner at the Beethoven Bonn Competition 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, Kadouch was invited by Itzhak 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, this time at Carnegie Hall.

He performs at major festivals: Contemporary Music Festival in Lucerne under Pierre Boulez, Klavier-Festival Ruhr, Gstaad Festival, Verbier Festival (where he was awarded the Verbier Festival Prix d’Honneur in 2009), Montreux Festival, Schwetzingen Festival, Jerusalem Festival, La Roque d’Anthéron Festival, Les Flâneries Musicales de Reims, Folles Journées in Ekaterinburg, Nîmes, Nantes, and in Japan, Piano aux Jacobins in Toulouse and China, Tonhalle in Zürich. He is playing chamber music with Renaud Capuçon, Gautier Capuçon, Edgar Moreau, Antoine Tamestit, Michel Dalberto, Nikolaj Znaider, Radovan Vlatkovic, Frans Helmerson, as well as the Quartets Quiroga, Ebène and Ardeo.

In 2010, David Kadouch is nominated Young Talent of the Year by French Victoires de la Musique and in 2011 he is the winner of the International Classical Music Awards in the category Young Artist of the Year.

In 2011 he made his New York debut recital at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. He performs with the Tonhalle Orchestra of Zürich under David Zinman, Orchestre Philarmonique de Monte Carlo, Orchestre National de Lille and the Gulbenkian Foundation Orchestra under Jean-Claude Casadesus, Orchestre de Strasbourg under Marc Alrecht, Halle Orchester under Robin Ticciati, Israel Philharmonic Orchestra…

Daniel Barenboim invited him to participate in his Beethoven Sonata DVD project, which also featured Lang Lang… He also Barenboim invited him to replace Murray Perahia in Jerusalem in 2008 and to participate with him at the France 2 TV show Thé ou Café in 2009. Most recently, he invited him to step in for Lang Lang in Ramallah (West Bank), filmed by Arte for the documentary “Maestro”. 

He gives recitals in Paris, Montpellier, Aix-en-Provence, Nîmes, Madrid, Verbier, Luzern, Elmau, Munich, as well as solo recital and duo concert with Renaud Capuçon and Edgar Moreau.

His recent engagements include: The Orchestre de Marseille and Lawrence Foster, Orchestre de Cannes and Quentin Hindley, Musikalische Akademie des NTO Mannheim eand Maxime Pascal, Brussel Philharmonic and Nicolas Collon, but also in recital in France in Paris, Aix-en-Provence, Montpellier, Nice, Toulon, abroad in Spain, Italy, Netherland, Japan, Pays Bas et au Japon, he is also involved in the Bach project in Pleyel with Martha Argerich, and in the Folles Journées in Nantes, Nîmes, Ekaterinburg, Taiwan and in Tokyo.

Highlights of the season 2016/2017: il se produit avec Le Müncher Symphoniker et Kevin John Edusei, l’Orchestre Insula et Laurence Equilbey, l’Orchestre National de Montpellier et Michaël Schønwandt, l’Orchestre de la Monnaie (Bruxelles) et Russel Davies, le Bilkent Orchestra à Ankara. Il se produit également en récitals à Paris, Montpellier, Nîmes, Hohenems, Ekaterinburg, Evian, Tannay, Chambord, au Festival de Saint-Denis ou encore à Bruxelles.

Kadouch's recordings include a live recording of the Beethoven Concerto No. 5 with the Cologne Philharmonic (Naxos), Shostakovich's Preludes (TransArt Live), Schumann Concerto without orchestra and Piano Quintet (Decca/Universal), a CD of Russian music including Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition, Medtner Sonata and Taneïev Prelude and Fugue, a solo recital CD Bach, Janacek, Schumann, Bartok for Mirare.

Next release: Duo recital with Edgar Moreau around Mendelssohn, Bloch, Bruch

photo credit : Alexandre Hager

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