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Meteoric career to composer Gilad Hochman

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Praised by The New York Times and recognized as an "already well-known classical composer" by the BBC, Gilad Hochman is widely regarded as one of Israel's most prominent composers, known for his original and meaningful contributions to new classical music, internationally.
Born in Israel in 1982, Hochman has been based in Berlin since 2007. He began studying piano at the age of 6 and delved into composition at just 9 years old. Graduating with honors from the Buchmann-Mehta School of Music at Tel Aviv University, Hochman's music has evolved into a distinct language that blends classical music traditions with elements of Jewish, Israeli, and other cultural influences, striking a balance between rational and emotional expressions.
Among his numerous accolades, Hochman made history as Israel's youngest Composer-in-Residence for a professional orchestra at 22 and becoming the youngest recipient of Israel's prestigious 2007 Prime Minister's Prize at 24. Additionally, he stands as the first Israeli composer to present an orchestral work at the German Parliament in 2015. Hochman's compositions have claimed top honors in various esteemed competitions worldwide, including winning the 2016 S&R Foundation's Washington Award, the 2023 North Carolina NewMusic Initiative Orchestral Composition Competition, the 2015 International Composition Competition "Antonio Smareglia", and others.
As an internationally engaged composer, Hochman's works have been performed by renowned musicians, ensembles, choirs, and orchestras at venues such as Carnegie Hall (New York), Berlin Philharmonie, Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatory, St James's Piccadilly (London), and Henry Crown Symphony Hall (Jerusalem). His music has also been featured at prestigious festivals spanning from the Heidelberg Biennale for New Music and the World Saxophone Congress to the Molyvos International Music Festival in Greece.
Hochman received commissions and performances from distinguished groups like RIAS Kammerchor, the Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra, Israel Chamber Orchestra, Rishon LeZion Symphony Orchestra, Deutsches Kammerorchester Berlin, Tel Aviv Soloists Ensemble, International Saxophone Academy, Israeli Chamber Project, and Ensemble Sirenot, among others. Supported by various philanthropists and cultural foundations such as the Goethe-Institut, Austrian Cultural Forum, America-Israel Cultural Foundation, the Adele and John Gray Endowment Fund, Zfunot Tarbut, Ronen Arts Fund, and Yehoshua Rabinovich Arts Foundation, Hochman continues to contribute to the realm of new classical music with his captivating compositions.

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