Gilad Hochman Israel Classical Music Composer

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— 2018 —

"Prayer without Words" premiered in Tel Aviv

Hochman's newest work for Saxophone and Harp will be performed in Tel Aviv by the acclaimed Jerusalem Duo, following its World Premiere at the Kunstmuseum Bochum in Germany.

Jerusalem Duo

Andre Tsirlin - saxophone

Hila Ofek - Harp

"PREMIERE" - Harp in the Center Concert Series

Israel Music Conservatory, Tel Aviv

December 28th | 1PM | Details

The worldwide release of "Prayer without Words" for Harp and Saxophone on all major digital music platforms, played by Jerusalem Duo

December 20th | iMusician Digital | Play

Kammerchor Hannover sing "Prayer of the Living" 

The choir, led by Stephan Doormann, ​performs Hochman's work in two concerts in Germany. The piece, originally commissioned for Kammerchor Hannover, is relating to Latin and Hebrew texts, asking for peace. 

Kammerchor Hannover

Stephan Doormann, conductor

Weihnachtskonzert | December 16th | 3PM | Details

DiaLogos | December 15th | 6PM | Details

Hochman's "Beyond Nine Lakes" wins the 20th Annual Cambridge Chamber Singers Composition Competition

Hochman's choral work, based on a traditional Latvian melody and text, was chosen out of over 450 works and announced today as winner of the 20th Annual Cambridge Chamber Singers Composition Competition.
Commissioned in 2014 by Youth Choir "Kamer" for the 'Amber Songs' album, "Beyond Nine Lakes" will be sung by the CCS in two concerts in May 2019 in the Boston area.

December 11th | Details

"Shedun Fini" in a California-Premiere

Hochman's trio for clarinet, cello and piano, an hommage to Schubert's Symphony in B minor ("Unfinished"), joins Miecyzslaw Weinberg's Sonata for clarinet and piano, Op. 26 in a music program created by clarinetist Margaret Thornhill, to be performed at Pasadena Presbyterian Church in California.

Margaret Thornhill - clarinet

Twyla Meyer - piano

Roger Lebow - cello

"Music at Noon", Pasadena Presbyterian Church

California, USA

October 17th | 12:10PM | Details

"Prayer without Words" played by Jerusalem Duo

Hochman's new work for Soprano Saxophone and Harp, especially commissioned by the Kunstmuseum Bochum, will open the exhibition BILD MACHT RELIGION on October 13th. The work was composed for the acclaimed Jerusalem Duo, who will premiere it on this occasion.

Jerusalem Duo

Andre Tsirlin - saxophone

Hila Ofek - Harp

Kunstmuseum Bochum, Germany

October 13th | 5PM | Details

Jewish Voice from Germany reviews "Sim Shalom" ("Grant Peace")

The  work, recently released in a new album titled HERITAGE by Cantor Azi Schwartz and RIAS Chamber Choir, under the baton of Justin Doyle, received a special review by the important quarterly magazine including an interview with its composer.

October 2018 | Read online / Scan

"Nachlass" released into cinemas in Germany

The documentary film "Nachlass" ("Legacy") by Christoph Hübner and Gabriele Voss, featuring music by Gilad Hochman, is presented in cinemas throughout Germany, after being presented in several renowned film festivals during the previous year. The film focuses on the second and third generation of German perpetrators after the Holocaust.

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September 27th | Details

New Album Release

Hochman's new work on the Jewish blessing "Sim Shalom" ("Grant Peace") for Cantor and Choir will be released in a new album titled HERITAGE, by Cantor Azi Schwartz and RIAS Chamber Choir, under the baton of Justin Doyle.

Commissioned by Park Avenue Synagogue in NYC, "Sim Shalom" is a part of a full album of liturgical Jewish music, to be released on Yom Kippur Eve, September 18th. Listen to full album online

New Video: "Shedun Fini" in Hong Kong

Presenting the Clarinet-Cello-Piano trio's Hong Kong Premiere at the Intimacy of Creativity - The Bright Sheng Partnership: Composers Meet Performers in Hong Kong 2018. Performed by pianist Yael Manor and members of the Israeli Chamber Project, Tibi Cziger (clarinet), Ira Givol (cello). Watch

Hochman's "Creation Septet" on Kol Hamusica

Israel's classical music radio station is to dedicate a full program to Israeli concert music composed on texts taken from the biblical book of Genesis. As part of this program, music editor and musicologist Dr. Uri Golomb will present Hochman's award-winning dramatic work "The Creation Septet" for soprano, clarinet, string quartet and percussion, composed in 2003.


June 26th | 6:00PM (GMT+3) | Live stream

"Sim Shalom" premiered at PAS

Cantor Azi Schwartz sings Hochman's work, Commissioned by Park Avenue Synagogue in NYC, under the baton of Colin Fowler. The piece for Cantor and Choir was composed on the Jewish blessing "Sim Shalom" ("Grant Peace").

 

Park Avenue Synagogue, NYC
May 19th | 11:30AM (GMT-4) | Live stream

"90 Sec." played by Emily Mehigh

As part of her project 'Miniature Month of May', clarinetist Emily Mehigh offers a new interpretation to Hochman's piece '90 Sec'.
May 9th | Listen

 

Nachlass @ DOK.fest München

The documentary film "Nachlass" ("Legacy") by Christoph Hübner and Gabriele Voss, featuring music by Gilad Hochman, will be presented at DOK.fest München after being premiered in DOK Leipzig at the end of 2017. The film focuses on the second and third generation of German perpetrators after the Holocaust.

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NS-Dokumentationszentrum, Munich

May 4th | 19:00 | Details

Hochman interviews to RTHK Radio3

Intimacy of Creativity (Hong Kong)

Presenter: Phil Whelan | April 25th, 10:10 | Listen

Intimacy of Creativity Festival – Hong Kong

Intimacy of Creativity – The Bright Sheng Partnership: Composers Meet Performers in Hong Kong, a first of its kind annual partnership devoted to promoting an intimate dialogue between composers and performers, has invited composer Gilad Hochman to be Guest Artist during the upcoming festival.

Hochman will join  director and composer Bright Sheng and the Israeli Ensemble-in-Residence and musicians for a series of discussions, rehearsals, and concerts including selected Composer Fellows Nick DiBerardino (USA), Jordan Kuspa (USA), Nicole Murphy (Australia), Meilina Tsui (Kazakhstan/Hong Kong), and SiHyun Uhm (South Korea).

During the festival Hochman's trio 'Shedun Fini' will also receive it's Hong Kong Premiere.

Israeli Chamber Project

Yael Manor, piano

April 22nd - 29th | Details

 

In Touch with Gilad Hochman – IC2018 Guest Artist

Interview for Interlude.hk | March 30th | Read

 

A new work to be recorded by Cantor Azi Schwartz and RIAS Chamber Choir

Hochman's new work on the Jewish blessing "Sim Shalom" ("Grant Peace") for Cantor and Choir, commissioned by Park Avenue Synagogue in NYC, is to be recorded in Berlin in March together with the renowned RIAS Kammerchor, Cantor Azi Schwartz, and Colin Fowler, under the baton of Justin Doyle, chief conductor and artistic director of the RIAS Chamber Choir.

"Shedun Fini" played at the Israeli Schubertiade

The trio, an hommage to F. Schubert's Symphony in B minor ("Unfinished"), was commissioned and composed for the Israeli Schubertiade in 2011. It will now return in a full chamber program of works by different composers relating to Schubert's brilliant corpus of works.

Danny Erdman - clarinet

Raz Cohen - cello

Victor Stanislavsky - piano

February 1st, 3rd | Details

Fair Trade Trio plays "Brief Memories"

The Fair Trade Trio will perform at the Society for the Advancement of Judaism the soulful string trio of Mieczysław Weinberg and "Brief Memories" by prominent Israeli composer Gilad Hochman. This in addition to Kaia Saariaho's "Cloud Trio" and the masterful "Andante" movement from Mozart's Divertimento.

Fair Trade Trio

Ashley Windle - violin

Hannah Levinson - viola

Jeanette Stenson - cello

Society for the Advancement of Judaism

SAJ, 15 W 86th St, New York, NY 10024, USA

January 21st | 7PM | Details

Sirenot sings "Szymborska" in Jerusalem

First premiered at the Aachen Choir Biennale in 2013, Hochman's "Szymborska" will be sung at Mishkenot Sha'ananim Music Center in Jerusalem. The piece, especially composed for the women's ensemble "Sirenot", is a tribute to the renowned Polish poet Wisława Szymborska, and is based on her poem "Vermeer", which deals with Johannes Vermeer's painting "The Milkmaid". .

Sirenot Ensemble

Shosh Lagil - conductor and artistic director

Mishkenot Sha'ananim Music Center, Jerusalem, Israel

January 9th | 5PM | Details

 

— 2017 —

ICP wins the Partos Prize for "Slightly Disturbed" 

The Israeli Chamber Project was announced as winner of the Oedoen Partos Prize, awarded by the Israeli Ministry of Culture, for their "sweeping, moving, profound and faithful interpretation" to Hochman's work "Slightly Disturbed" in NYC in 2015.

Carmit Zori - violin, Tibi Cziger - clarinet, Michal Korman - cello

Link to performance | Link to announcement (Hebrew)

December 27th

"Slightly Disturbed" performed at "Musical Visits"

The forth season of "Musical Visits" concert series at Israel's Upper Galilee Kfar Blum will feature Hochman's monodrama for violin, clarinet and cello, alongside Brahms's quintet op. 115.

Matan Dagan - violin, Eli Even - clarinet, Shira Mani-Sror - cellist and artistic director

Klor Center, Kfar Blum, Israel

December 11th | Details

Nachlass premiered in DOK Leipzig

The documentary film "Nachlass" ("Legacy") by Christoph Hübner and Gabriele Voss, focusing on the second generation of German perpetrators after the Holocaust, will be premiered at one of the world's oldest documentary festivals DOK Leipzig, featuring music by Gilad Hochman that was especially written for this film.

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CineStar 4. Leipzig, Germany

November 3rd and 4th | Details

Fair Trade Trio plays "Brief Memories" in NYC

Fair Trade Trio's season opening concert will feature works for Strings by Mieczyslaw Weinberg and W. A. Mozart as well as a work by Emily Doolittle and the NY-Premiere of Gilad Hochman's "Brief Memories", a subtle and emotionally charged work that relates to a person's inner experience of past life events.

 

Fair Trade Trio

Ashley Windle - violin

Hannah Levinson - viola

Jeanette Stenson - cello

The Artist Co-op, New York, NY

October 18th | 7:30PM | Details

Samuel Rhodes plays "Akeda" for Yom Kippur

The renowned violist Samuel Rhodes, former member of the Juilliard String Quartet and chair of the viola department at the Juilliard School, plays Hochman's 'Akeda' for solo viola as part of the Yom Kippur Service at the Temple Sinai of Bergen County in New Jersey. 

Samuel Rhodes - viola

"Music and Meditation"

Temple Sinai of Bergen County, Tenafly, New Jersey

September 30th

Gilad Hochman on "Israeli Treasure"

Several of Hochman's chamber works will be presented in "Israeli Treasure" of Israel's public radio channel Kol HaMusica: a two-hours program curated and moderated by Dr. Uri Golomb, dedicated to Israeli creators. In addition to an interview (in Hebrew) and to Hochman's works, two other compositions will be featured: Ilya Heifets' Violin Concerto and Rautavaara's Piano Concerto No. 1.

September 27th | 6PM (GMT+3) | Listen

Nicolas Horvath plays "Broken Glass"

Hochman's "comment on commercialism" will be performed in the Netherlands as part of Horvath grand project of "Glass World" consisting of Philip Glass' piano works. The miniature, previously performed in Carnegie Hall in NYC will be also professionally recorded and released in the coming months.

Nicolas Horvath - piano

September 24th | 12:00PM | Details

"Beyond Nine Lakes" performed by KHORIKOS 

Hochman's choral work 'Beyond Nine Lakes' was chosen out of 600 vocal works and will be performed together with nine other pieces in a US-premiere by KHORIKOS ensemble.

The Shrine Church of St. Anthony of Padua

New York City, USA

September 23rd | 7:30PM | Details

The Israel Symphony Orchestra Rishon LeZion plays "A Voice in the Wilderness" at its season opening concert

Hochman's orchestral work is to open the ISO's season under the baton of renowned conductor Avi Ostrowsky. The work is inspired by a poem by Israeli author Nava Semel "Speak Desert To Me", which was especially written for its creation.

 

The Israel Symphony Orchestra Rishon LeZion

Avi Ostrowsky - conductor

September 14th, 16th, 17th & 18th | Details 

Hochman announced as Guest Artist at The Intimacy of Creativity music festival in Hong Kong

Together with Aristic Director of Intimacy of Creativity Bright Sheng, this year's Ensemble-in-Residence, the critically acclaimed Israeli Chamber Project and pianist Yael Manor, Gilad Hochman will be invited to Hong Kong as Guest Artists in late April 2018.

July 31st | Details

"Beyond Nine Lakes" announced as a winner of the 3rd ORTUS International New Music Competition

As announced by KHORIKOS ensemble, 'Beyond Nine Lakes' was chosen out of 600 vocal works to be presented together with nine other pieces and, will be performed in a US-premiere at the Shrine Church of St. Anthony of Padua in New York City, on Saturday, September 23rd, 2017.

​June 22nd | Details

S&R Washington Award Ceremony

The 2016 S&R Foundation Washington Award ceremony will be held in Washington D.C. with the participation of this year's winners, described as "forward thinking emerging artists pushing the boundaries of their artistic and performance practices."

Hochman's work 'Quest' for saxophone and piano will be played on this occasion by Jonathan Wintringham (saxophone) and Ryo Yanagitani (piano).

​June 24th | 6:30PM | Details

Sferraina performs "River of Silence"

"River of Silence", composed for Sferraina Ensemble and commissioned by Festival de Chaillol in France, will be performed in an Austrian-Premiere at the Lutherische Stadtkirche in Vienna. The work is based on Kahlil Gibran's "About Death" out of his prose poetry essay book "The Prophet".

 

Tehila Nini Goldstein - soprano

David Bergmüller - theorbo

Tobias Steinberger - percussion

Lutherische Stadtkirche, Vienna

June 8th | 7:30PM | Details

Sirenot Ensemble sings "Szymborska" 

First premiered at the Aachen Choir Biennale in 2013, Hochman's "Szymborska" will be performed at the Tel Aviv Museum of Art's new concert series "Heartbeats" as well as in Jerusalem's Mormon University and other venues. The piece, especially composed for the women's ensemble "Sirenot Ensemble", is a tribute to the renowned Polish poet Wisława Szymborska, and is based on her poem "Vermeer", which deals with Johannes Vermeer's painting "The Milkmaid".

 

Sirenot Ensemble

Shosh Lagil - conductor and artistic director

- The Open University music series, Ra'anana | June 15th

- Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Tel Aviv | May 13th 

- Ganey-Am Music Center, Ganey-Am | March 15th 

- Brigham Young University (Mormon), Jerusalem | February 26th 

Concerts Details

Isakar Duo plays "Quest" in Odessa 

The Italian saxophone-piano duo will offer two concerts in the framework of the 23rd International Festival of Modern Art in Odessa, "Two Days and Two Nights of New Music". Hochman's compositions "Quest" will have its Ukraine-Premiere on this occasion.

Isakar Duo

​​Isabella Stabio - saxophone

​Carmelo Luca Sambataro - piano

The 23rd International Festival of Modern Art "Two Days and Two Nights of New Music", Odessa, Ukraine

​April 23rd

Isabella Stabio plays "Monologue" in NYC

Italian saxophonist Isabella Stabio will play Hochman's "Monologue" for saxophone solo as part of her recital at the St. Francis Xavier in Manhattan. Her previous performances of the piece also include the 2012 International Saxophone Congress in the UK.

​​Isabella Stabio - saxophone

St. Francis Xavier Church, NY, NY, USA

​March 15th | 1:00PM | Details

Berlin Classics (Edel:Kultur) CD Release 

The official CD release of the 2nd Neue Meister program "Crossing Borders" will be made in January 2017. Among other works, Hochman's work Nedudim ("Wanderings") for mandolin and string orchestra.will be presented, played by the. Deutsches Kammerorchester Berlin, mandolinist Alon Sariel and conductor Gil Raveh | March 2017 | Details

Hochman wins the S&R Washington Award

Gilad Hochman announced as winner of the 2016 S&R Washington Award together with Saad Haddad (composer), Seeta Patel (dance), Karen Ouzounian (cello) and Maggie Finnegan (soprano), all described as "forward thinking emerging artists pushing the boundaries of their artistic and performance practices."

February 1st | Details

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