Biography

Multiple prize-winning French pianist, David Kadouch has become a regular guest artist with some of the most important international orchestras, recital series and festivals. A laureate of the Beethoven Bonn Competition in 2005 and Leeds International Piano Competition in 2009, he also took the 2009 Verbier Festival Prix d’Honneur. In 2010 David was called “Young Talent Revelation” by Les Victoires de la Musique, and in 2011 he was named “Young Artist of the Year” by the International Classical Music Award committee.

David Kadouch’s 2017-18 season includes performances with the Huntsville Symphony Orchestra, the Aspen Music Festival, and gives a solo recital at Northwestern University in Chicago, Illinois. Kadouch also makes orchestral appearances in Hong Kong and at the Lucerne Festival Academy. His recent performances include Schumann’s Piano Concerto in Mulhouse (France), 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, and recitals in Istanbul, Aix en Provence, and Liege.

Other recent appearances for David Kadouch included concertos with Orchestre Lyon, under Leonard Slatkin; the Tonhalle Orchestra (Zürich), led by David Zinman; the Orchestre Philharmonique de Monte Carlo, Orchestre National de Lille, Gulbenkian Foundation Orchestra, Israel Philharmonic; at the Verbier Festival, with Charles Dutoit, and the Contemporary Music Festival of Lucerne, led by Pierre Boulez. His appearances with Daniel Barenboim included performances in Jerusalem and Ramallah.

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, 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's Prelude on the Mirare label, a recording of Schumann’s Piano Sonata and Piano Quintet with Ardeo Quartet on Decca, and a recording of Shostakovich's complete preludes on the TransArt Live label. He also appears with Daniel Barenboim in the Maestro’s DVD series, “Barenboim on Beethoven”, 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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