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
Debut concert with the Israel Symphony Orchestra in a program of Noam Sheriff's "Lenny", Grieg's Piano Concerto with soloist Denis Kozhukhin and excerpts from Prokofiev's "Romeo and Juliet".
A romantic opera program with Elin Pritchard, Soprano and Samuel Sakker, Tenor. Overtures, arias and duets from La bohème, Tosca, Madama Butterfly, La traviata, Gianni Schicchi, Rusalka, Manon Lescaut... and much more!
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. 2018 saw his debut with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, to which he returned to conduct the Valentine’s Day Opera Gala in 2019. In 2017 he conducted a new production of Fidelio for the Longborough Festival Opera, where he debuted 2015 with Rigoletto to tremendous critical acclaim. In the 2015/16 season he conducted the London Philharmonic Orchestra, after having assisted Maestro Vladimir Jurowski and the London Philharmonic on the opening 3 concerts of their season.
Other notable performances have included conducting the acclaimed Die Zauberflöte production at the Komische Oper Berlin, Hänsel und Gretel at the Staatsoper Hannover, and the headline concert at the Two Moors Festival in Exeter Cathedral in October 2014. 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, Leipzig, in 2011, and thereafter conducted the MDR Symphony Orchestra in concert in Weimar. 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, where he conducted new productions of La bohème, Così fan tutte, Erwartung and more. Notable career highlights to date include conducting performances of Le nozze di Figaro, Tosca, Un ballo in maschera, La traviata, Der fliegende Holländer, Pelléas et Mélisande, Hänsel und Gretel, Don Pasquale, Eugene Onegin and Die Fledermaus.
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.
Gad is also a pilot and an aviation enthusiast.
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