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 quickly became 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.
In 2010, David Kadouch was nominated “Young Talent of the Year” by French Victoires de la Musique and in 2011 he won 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…
David Kadouch performs in venues such as the Paris Philharmonie, Salzburg Mozarteum, Carnegie Hall, Wigmore Hall London, Hamburg ElbPhilharmonie, Bruxelles Beaux-Arts, Flagey, Munich Herkulessaal, Salle Cortot. He is regularly invited in festivals such as Gstaad Festival, Verbier Festival, La Roque d'Anthéron, La Folle Journée Nantes, Tokyo, Montreux Festival, Schwetzingen Festival, Jerusalem Festival, Festival de Colmar, Heidelberg Frühling, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern.
David Kadouch regularly collaborates with orchestras such as Insula Orchestra, Concerto Budapest, Hong-Kong Sinfonietta, National Orchestra of Montpellier, Orchestre de Marseille, Hamburger Symphoniker, Munchner Symphoniker, Vancouver Symphony Orchestra, BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, Orchestre Philharmonique Royal de Liège.
David regularly performs with conductors such as Laurence Equilbey, Lawrence Foster, Andras Keller, Matthias Pintscher.
David Kadouch's chamber music partners include Renaud Capuçon, Gautier Capuçon, Edgar Moreau, Victor Julien-Laferrière, Antoine Tamestit, Michel Dalberto, Nikolaj Znaider, Yuri Revich, Radovan Vlatkovic, Frans Helmerson, as well as the Quartets Quiroga, Ebène and Ardeo.
David 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, and a Cello & Piano recital with French cellist Edgar Moreau (Franck, Strohl, De La Tombelle).
Latest release: A 'Revolution' recital, including works by Chopin, Liszt, Debussy, Janacek, unanimously acclaimed by the press, rewarded by multiple awards: Diapason d'Or, Choc Classica 2019.
David Kadouch & Edgar Moreau