Participant of contest 2005


David Kadouch

David Kadouch, born in Nice in 1985, was only 13 when he was on stage with Itzhak Perlman at the Metropolitan Hall, New York. A year later he studied at the Paris Conservatoire with Jacques Rouvier. He continued his studies at the Reina Sofia School in Madrid, accompanied by master classes with Daniel Barenboim, Murray Perahia, Maria João Pires or Maurizio Pollini.

In 2005, David Kadouch was named best pianist at the International Summer Academy Mozarteum in Salzburg, followed by the award for "Young Artist of the Year" at the Victoires de la musique classique.

David Kadouch works with renowned conductors such as Gábor Takács-Nagy, Jean-Claude Casadesus or Charles Dutoit and performs with orchestras such as the Orchestre Lyon, the Verbier Festival Orchestre, the Tonhalle Orchestra Zurich or the Orchestre National de Lille.

Highlights were his performances of Schumann's Piano Concerto in Mulhouse, Bach's Concerto for Three Pianos at the Salle Pleyel in Paris, Poulenc's Concerto for Two Pianos 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 Liège. His performance with Daniel Barenboim in Jerusalem in 2008, where he stood in for Murray Perahia, is also considered a special artistic event.

His repertoire includes not only the usual classical and romantic piano works from Bach to Beethoven and Mendelssohn Bartholdy to Saint-Saëns, but also less frequently performed music, e.g. Arvo Pärt „Lamentate“, Guillaume Connesson „The Shining One“ and Sergei Taneyev „Prelude and Fugue“ op. 29.

His CD recordings include Beethoven's Piano Concerto No. 5 with the Gürzenich Orchestra Cologne and a production with Daniel Barenboim and Lang Lang for a Maestro DVD series of the Beethoven Sonatas.