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DAVID KADOUCH (France)

 “A pianist in complete command and with an understanding of the subtle power of music”

The Arts Desk

 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, Daniel 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…

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

Highlights of the season 2017/2018: The Insula Orchestra with Laurence Equilbey, The Hong-Kong Sinfonietta, the National Orchestra of Montpellier, the Orchestre de Marseille and Lawrence Foster, and the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra with Matthias Pintscher.

He will also play some solo recital in Evanston, Biel, Bruxelles, but also in duo with Edgar Moreau in Wien, London, Amsterdam, Toulouse, Lyon, Heilbronn…

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.

Recent release: A duo recital with Edgar Moreau around Franck, Strohl, Poulenc, de la Tombelle.