David Kadouch

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David Kadouch was a Resident Artist of the Fondation Singer-Polignac from 2008 to 2016.

David Kadouch, 25, 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 past seasons he has performed at the Contemporary Music Festival in Lucerne under the baton of Pierre Boulez, the Klavier-Festival Ruhr (Germany), Gstaad Festival, Montreux Festival, Jerusalem Festival, Les Flâneries Musicales de Reims, La Roque d’Anthéron Festival, Tonhalle in Zürich, the Wiener Konzerthaus, the Louvre in Paris and the Verbier Festival, where in 2009 he was awarded the Verbier Festival Prix d’Honneur.

In addition to this Metropolitan Museum of Art Recital Debut, which also marks Kadouch's New York Recital Debut, the 2010-2011 season is a busy one with over fifty recital and concerto engagements. He will make his debut with the Tonhalle Orchestra of Zürich with David Zinman on the podium, the Orchestre Philarmonique de Monte Carlo, the Orchestre National de Lille and the Gulbenkian Foundation Orchestra, the Israël Philarmonic, and have recitals in the Salle Pleyel, the Théâtre des Champs Elysées, the Munich Paul Lenz Concert series,… He will also be on tour in Japan and will again make recital appearances throughout Europe, including in Verbier, Tokyo, Lucerne, Moscow…

Kadouch is also an avid chamber musician collaborating with many ensembles and artists, including the Quiroga Quartet, Ebène Quartet, Ardeo Quartet, Radovan Vlatkovic, Frans Helmerson, Nikolaj Znaider, Antoine Tamestit and Renaud Capuçon.

Born in Nice, 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 has been perfecting his artistry in the intense environment created by the legendary Dmitri Bashkirov, and Chamber Music with Marta Gulyas and Ralph Gothoni.

Kadouch is no stranger to the Metropolitan Museum of Art. At the age of 13, Kadouch was invited by Itzhak Perlman to participate in a concert here. In 2008 Perlman again invited Kadouch to perform the Schumann Piano Quintet, this time at Carnegie Hall.



David Kadouch and Adam Laloum at the Folle journée de Nantes in 2016

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