When he took the podium the music seemed to flow naturally out of the orchestra; he allowed the piece to speak for itself.Jessica Duchen
Brahms - Tragic Overture
Mendelssohn - Violin Concerto in E-minor, soloist: Jack Lieback
Dvorak - Symphony No. 7
Back to the piano for a program of Liszt and Strauss songs
Gad Kadosh is a young, intensely engaging conductor with a keen musical mind. 2015 saw his Longborough Festival Opera debut with Rigoletto to tremendous critical acclaim. In the 2015/16 season he conducted the London Philharmonic Orchestra for a programme of Mozart, Prokofiev and Beethoven, after having assisted Maestro Vladimir Jurowski and the London Philharmonic on the opening 3 concerts of their season.
Projects for 2016/2017 include conducting Die Zauberflöte for Komische Oper Berlin and a return invite to Longborough Festival Opera to conduct a new production of Fidelio.
Other notable performances have included conducting Hänsel und Gretel at the Staatsoper Hannover, and conducting the headline concert at the Two Moors Festival in Exeter Cathedral in October 2014, with a programme including the Eroica Symphony (Beethoven). During 2014 he also conducted the University of Cambridge Symphony Orchestra in Brahms’ 1st Piano Concerto with Peter Donohoe and Symphonie Fantastique (Berlioz), following in the footsteps of famous alumni such as Andrew Davis, Ed Gardner and Robin Ticciati.
Gad received the first prize in the MDR Conducting Competition (MDR Symphony Orchestra, Leipzig), in 2011. He was then selected by Bernard Haitink as one of seven candidates to take part in his 2012 Conducting Masterclass in Lucerne with the Lucerne Festival Strings.
Gad has previously worked as second Kapellmeister and assistant conductor at Theater Heidelberg. Notable career highlights to date include conducting performances of Così fan tutte, Le nozze di Figaro, Tosca, Un ballo in maschera, La traviata, Der fliegende Holländer, Pelléas et Mélisande, Hänsel und Gretel, Don Pasquale, Eugene Onegin, Die Fledermaus, and, most recently, a new production of La bohème.
Gad studied piano performance at the Buchmann-Mehta School of Music in Tel-Aviv, where he was awarded scholarships from the America-Israel Cultural Foundation, and went on to study conducting with Lutz Köhler in Berlin and Martin Hoff in Weimar. Prior to his position in Heidelberg Gad worked as Solorepetitor and Assistant Conductor at the Theater für Niedersachsen in Hildesheim.
A masterclass in conducting: how Gad Kadosh became a rising starThe Guardian, Nick Wroe
Conducting a triumphant festival debutThe Jewish Chronicle, Jessica Duchen
“Gad Kadosh brought out the drama in the music with his brisk tempi and sensitive phrasing.”The Independent
“Gad Kadosh... conducts with sparkle, verve and a huge sense of drama, drawing a kaleidoscopic palette of timbre and tone from the consistently remarkable Longborough Festival Orchestra.Birmingham Post
Kadosh also allows the many wonderful vocal ensemble numbers to breathe all Verdi’s detail... and galvanises a male chorus of much personality.”
“The orchestra, the Heidelberg Philharmonic, is above discussion. They just play an exhilarating, stripped down Mozart, fresh and gripping under the agile direction of the new Kapellmeister, Gad Kadosh.”Online Merker
“Kapellmeister, Gad Kadosh, conducts a living, sometimes filigree Mozart, the orchestra reflecting what was happening on stage, but also alluding to what remained unsaid.”Rhein-Neckar-Zeitung