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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, 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, Salle Gaveau, Accademia Santa Cecilia. 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 BBC Symphony Orchestra, BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, Hamburger Symphoniker, Munich Symphony, Vancouver Symphony Orchestra, Insula Orchestra, Concerto Budapest, Hong-Kong Sinfonietta, Orchestre Philharmonique Royal de Liège, Brussels Philharmonic, Belgian National Orchestra, Gulbenkian Foundation Orchestra, Zurich Tonhalle, Israel Philharmonic, Sinfonia Varsovia, Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France, Orchestre de Paris, Orchestre de Marseille, Orchestre de Montpellier.

David regularly performs with conductors such as Myung-Whun Chung, Aziz Shokhakimov, Andras Keller, Matthias Pintscher, Robin Ticciati, Marc Albrecht, Daniele Gatti, Laurence Equilbey, Lawrence Foster, David Zinman, Jean-Claude Casadesus.

David 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, 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), a 'Revolution' recital, including works by Chopin, Liszt, Debussy, Janacek, rewarded by multiple awards: Diapason d'Or, Choc Classica 2019 (Mirare Records).

In 2022, David released "Les Musiques de Madame Bovary", a recital exploring the musical universe of Emma Bovary, Flaubert's infamous character, through works of women composers comtemporary of Flaubert: Fanny Mendelssohn, Clara Wieck-Schumann, Louise Farrenc, Pauline Viardot, as well as Léo Delibes, Frederic Chopin, Franz Liszt (Mirare Records).

Latest release in February 2023: a duo recital with Sandrine Piau (Alpha Classics), exploring the themes of intimacy and interiority, through works by Schubert, Wolff, Debussy, Liszt, Duparc and Lili Boulanger.

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