Biography

David Kadouch 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. In 2011, he received the award of the “Young Artist of the Year” from the International Classical Music Award committee as well as “Artist Breakthrough of the Year” awarded by the French Critics.

David Kadouch’s recent performances include Schumann’s Piano Concerto in Mulhouse, Bach’s Concerto for Three Pianos in D minor at the Salle Pleyel in Paris, Poulenc’s Concerto for Two Pianos and Orchestra in D minor with the BBC Symphony Orchestra, and Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 3 in C minor with the Hong Kong Sinfonietta; as well as recitals in Istanbul, Aix en Provence, and Liege.

Recent orchestral appearances for David Kadouch include concertos with Orchestre Lyon led by Leonard Satkin; the Verbier Festival led by Charles Dutoit; the Tonhalle Orchestra (Zürich) led by David Zinman; at the Contemporary Music Festival of Lucerne led by Pierre Boulez; and with the Orchestre Philharmonique de Monte Carlo, Orchestre National de Lille, Gulbenkian Foundation Orchestra, Israel Philharmonic. His appearances with Daniel Barenboim include performance in Jerusalem in 2008 and Ramallah in 2009.

Mr. Kadouch made his New York recital debut in 2010 with a performance at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. He has also appeared in recital at the Louvre in Paris, the Verbier Festival (where he was awarded the 2009 Prix d’Honneur), Klavier-Festival Ruhr (Germany), Gstaad Festival, Montreux Festival, Gilmore International Keyboard Festival, and Jerusalem Festival. As a chamber musician, he has collaborated with such ensembles and artists as the Quiroga Quartet, Ebène Quartet, Ardeo Quartet, Radovan Vlatkovic, Frans Helmerson, Nikolaj Znaider, Antoine Tamestit and Renaud Capuçon. He has also performed Schumann’s Piano Quintet in E-flat Major with Itzhak Perlman at Carnegie Hall.

David Kadouch's recordings include a live release of Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 5 ("Emperor") with the Cologne Philharmonic on the Naxos label; a recording of Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition, Medtner’s Sonata and Taneiev Prelude on Mirare label, a recording of Schumann’s Piano Sonata and Piano Quintet with Ardeo Quartet on Decca label, and a recording of Shostakovich's complete Preludes on the TransArt Live label. He also appears with Daniel Barenboim in the Maestro’s Beethoven Sonata Project DVD series, which features artists in performance and master classes.

Born in Nice, David Kadouch began his studies at the Nice Conservatoire with Odile Poisson. At the age of 14 he entered the Paris Conservatoire where he participated 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 in 2003 where he studied solo piano with Dmitri Bashkirov and Chamber Music with Marta Gulyas and Ralph Gothoni.

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