Israeli born conductor and pianist Gad Kadosh (1984) began his musical education with piano studies in Tel-Aviv.
Gad currently works as Solorepetitor and assistant conductor at the Theater für Niedersachsen in Hildesheim, where he has conducted “Don Pasquale” (Donizetti), “Eugene Onegin” (Tchaikovsky), “Das Land des Lächelns” (Lehár), “Ein Walzertraum” (Oscar Straus) among others.
Starting season 2013/14 he will be second kapellmeister and assistant conductor at the Theater Heidelberg.
In 2011 Gad received the first prize in the MDR Conducting Competition of the MDR Symphony Orchestra (Leipzig). In 2012 he was selected by Bernard Haitink as one of seven candidates to take an active part in his Conducting Masterclass in Lucerne with the Lucerne Festival Strings.
As a student Gad has conducted and worked with such orchestras as Jenaer Philharmonie, Thüringen Philharmonie Gotha, Berlin Sinfonietta, Philharmonisches Kammerorchester Wernigerode, UdK Berlin Symphonieorchester, Israel Stage Orchestra, Ashkelon Symphony Orchestra, Ashdod Symphony Orchestra and others. He was actively conducting new music and new pieces by young composers, with ensembles such as Klangzeitort and Zafraan in Berlin. Gad has conducted Peter Maxwell Davies’ “Miss Donnithorne’s Maggot”, Ferruccio Busoni’s “Arlecchino” and more.
As a pianist, Gad performed as soloist with the Thelma-Yellin Symphony Orchestra on a tour in Belgium, France and Israel. He won the Isman prize for a commendable performance of an Israeli piece. During his piano studies, he has been granted scholarships from the America-Israel Cultural Foundation.
Gad studied piano performance at the Buchmann-Mehta School of Music in Tel-Aviv University. After obtaining his bachelor degree, he went on to study conducting at the UdK Berlin, and at the Hochschule für Musik Franz Liszt in Weimar.
Gad studied conducting with Lutz Köhler in Berlin, Martin Hoff in Weimar and Vag Papian in Israel. Among his piano teachers are Fabio Bidini, Rolf Koenen, Emanuel Krasovsky and Sarah Tal. Gad has also worked with conductors Yoel Levi, Nicolás Pasquet and Gianluigi Gelmetti, and piano teachers Elza Kolodin, Miyoko Lotto, Victor Rosenbaum, Barry Snider, Asaf Zohar, Matti Raekallio and others, and Lied accompanist Eric Schneider.