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— 2024 —

Drora Bruck plays "By These Rivers" in Taiwan

The Gala event of the Taiwan International Recorder Music Festival will showcase a performance by the renowned recorder player and pedagogue, who will be playing Hochman's work for solo recorder.

August 31 | 7:30PM | Details

Marko Genero plays Hochman's "Akeda" at the 75. Dubrovnik Summer Games in Croatia

Violist Marko Genero will present Hochman's work, based on the biblical story of the Binding of Isaac, at the Dubrovnik Summer Games, Croatia's most important music festival. Hochman's work was supported by The Adele and John Gray Endowment Fund and was created as an obligatory work for the Aviv Competitions.

August 2 | 21:30 | Details

Alon Sariel and Ensemble Oxalys play Hochman's "Nedudim" ("Wanderings") for mandolin and strings

Alon Sariel joins Ensemble Oxalys in a concert dedicated to "Musical Diaspora", featuring works by Paul Ben-Haim, Hans Gál, Samuel Gardner, and Gilad Hochman.

Kazerne Dossin, Goswin de Stassartstraat 153

Mechelen, Belgium

March 24 | 19:00 | Details

"A Voice in the Wilderness" for orchestra played by ECU Symphony Orchestra

After winning the annual NORTH CAROLINA NEW MUSIC INITIATIVE Orchestra Composition Competition, Hochman’s work "A Voice in the Wilderness" will be performed by the ECU Symphony Orchestra, under the direction of Dr. Jorge Richter, conducted by Kaila Phillips.

March 16 | Details

Hochman's "Closer" performed in California by Andrew Harrison and Isaac Lopez

As part of "An Evening of Saxophone Chamber Music," Andrew Harrison will showcase Hochman's composition for two Alto saxophones, along with other saxophone works in various settings.

Schroeder Hall, Green Music Center, Sonoma University, CA

February 27 | Details / PDF

Hochman's "A Voice in the Wilderness" wins the NC NewMusic Initiative Annual Orchestra Composition Competition

The judges for the Annual NORTH CAROLINA NEW MUSIC INITIATIVE Orchestra Composition Competition awarded Hochman’s "A Voice in the Wilderness" as the winning entry for 2023. 

January 23 | Details

Hochman's "Nedudim" ("Wanderings") for mandolin and string orchestra annoounced as prize-winner at Germany's Mandolin Composition Competition

Out of 291 works from all over the world submitted to the 2023 composition competition, jointly organized by the music publisher Edition 49 and the Siegburger Musikwerkstatt, Hochman's work - "Nedudim" for mandolin and string orchestra was selected as the 2nd prize-winner.

January 17 | Details / Details

Sheet music of "Shvarim" ("Shards") for solo viola to be published

The work “Shvarim” (“Shards”) focuses on the division and polarization within society. It was composed for Prof. Rivka Golani, born in Israel, 1946, and one of the prominent violists of our time. It was supported by the Independent Creators Fund of the Israel Ministry of Culture and will be premiered as part of the Proto~ Festival de Música de Tortosa, Spain.

January 15 | Details

— 2023 —

Score-video of "Closer" for two alto saxophones - released

Composed for, and recorded by, Jonathan Wintringham and Chien-Kwan Lin, and commissioned by the International Saxophone Academy with support from NeuStartKultur, the piece received its premiere recording in 2022. It explores various levels of physical and mental closeness as well as distance and detachment, relating to the long period of social distancing and global reaction to the Covid pandemic.

December 13th | Details

The Israel Camerata Jerusalem plays Hochman's "A Voice in the Wilderness"

Under the baton of Maestro Avner Biron, the concert will feature Hochman's orchestral work alongside Schubert's "Unfinished" Symphony, D. 759 and Penderecki's Violin Concerto No. 2 and Bach's Violin Concerto No. 1 RB 1041, played by renowned violinist Anne-Sophie Mutter.

The Israeli Opera, Tel Aviv

November 26th | 8PM | Details POSTPONED

New viola work premiered at Proto-fest, Spain by renowned musician Rivka Golani

The work “Shvarim” (“Shards”) seeks to express a subjective perspective on the period of the Corona-pandemic, in retrospect, in musical contexts relating to Jewish and Israeli cultures and in a national and multinational context. The work focuses on the division and polarization of society during this time until today.

The piece was composed for Prof. Rivka Golani, born in Israel, 1946, and one of the prominent violists of our time. It was supported by the Independent Creators Fund of the Israel Ministry of Culture and will be premiered as part of the Proto~ Festival de Música de Tortosa, Spain.

July 26th | 8:30PM | Details

Sheet music of "By These Rivers" for solo recorder (voiceflute/alto) published

Hochman's work, Inspired by Psalm 137:1-4, expressively moves between different modal fields and lyrical sections, capturing the beauty of the river flow and emotions of the Babylonian exile. It was commissioned by Michael Hell and the Shalom-Musik.Koeln Festival in 2022 and its sheet music is now available for purchase.

June 22nd | Details

"Closer" for two saxophones to be premiered by Jonathan Wintringham and Chien-Kwan Lin at NASA
Hochman's work for two alto saxophones, "Closer", especially composed for Jonathan Wintringham and Chien-Kwan Lin, was commissioned by the International Saxophone Academy with support from NeuStartKultur. It 
explores various levels of physical and mental closeness as well as distance and detachment, relating to the long period of social distancing and global reaction to the Covid pandemic. The piece is to be premiered on 1 April, 2023 at The North American Saxophone Alliance conference.

Jonathan Wintringham and Chien-Kwan Lin, saxophones

2023 North American Saxophone Alliance Regional Conferences

The University of Southern Mississippi,

Mannoni Performing Arts Center - Choir Hall

April 1st | 3:40PM (GMT-6) | Details

— 2022 —

Kammerorchester Balingen plays Hochman's  "Nedudim" ("Wanderings") and "A Voice in the Wilderness"


Fanny Hensel-Mendelssohn, Ouvertüre in C-Dur
Paul Ben-Haim, Three Songs without Words
Gilad Hochman, Nedudim Fantasia Concertante für Mandoline  und Streichorchester
Gilad Hochman, A Voice on the Wilderness
Maurice Ravel, Kaddish aus Deux Mélodies hébraïques

Alon Sariel, solo mandolin

Kammerorchester Balingen

Dietrich Schöller-Manno, conductor

December 4th | 5PM (CET) | Details

BariTöne: SoloSound in Pliezhausen

Noah Bedrin gives a concert with exclusively solo works played on the baritone saxophone. Music by J. S. Bach, Werner Heider, Gilad Hochman, Tõnu Kõrvits, Miklós Maros and others.

Forum4p, Pliezhausen, Germany

October 23rd | 6:30PM (GMT+2) | Details

"By These Rivers" for solo recorder premiered

Hochman's work was especially composed for musician and early-music specialist Michael Hell. It is in dialogue with verses 1-4 of Psalm 137 ("By the rivers of Babylon...").

Click here to watch the World-Premiere recording

Michael Hell premieres Hochman's "By These Rivers" at the SHALOM-MUSIK.KOELN Festival

Hochman's work for solo recorder was especially composed for musician and early-music specialist Michael Hell and commissioned by the SHALOM-MUSIK.KOELN Festival in  Köln, Germany. The piece is in dialogue with verses 1-4 of Psalm 137, describing the prayers of the displaced Jewish people in Babylon.

LANDSCAPES

MUSEUM KOLUMBA (Kolumbastraße 4, 50667 Köln, Germany)

August 7th | 2:15PM, 3:15PM, 4:15PM (CET) | Details

Hochman's "River of Silence" on Kol Hamusica

Composed for Sferraina Ensemble and commissioned by Festival de Chaillol in France, the work is based on Kahlil Gibran's "About Death" out of his prose poetry essay book "The Prophet". The piece's premiere-recording will be presented on Israel classical music radio.

Sferraina Ensemble

Tehila Nini Goldstein - soprano

David Bergmüller - theorbo

Tobias Steinberger - percussion

April 26th | 7PM (GMT+2) | Listen

 

Johnny Selmer plays "Monologue" at the United States Navy Band Saxophone Symposium
Selmer's recital, titled The Bari Monologues, will present movements from J. S. Bach's Cello Suite No. 6 in D minor as well as Hochman's work solo saxophone.

 

January 15th | 11:30AM | Details
 

 

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