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A fascinating, original and colorful creator

─ The Prime Minister's Prize committee

— 2020 —


New work for Klang Dimension duo

A second work for Harp and Saxophone (Alto) has been commissioned by the Munich-based duo Klang Dimension –Martina Holler (Harp) and Hermann Rid (Saxophone) – and will be premiered in 2021.

The piece comes following Hochman's first duo for Harp and Saxophone (Soprano), "Prayer Without Words", which has been commissioned by the Kunstmuseum Bochum in 2018.

The 20th day of Chorbiennale Aachen's Advent Calendar is marked with Hochman's "Szymborska" for women's ensemble, composed and performed  by Ensemble Sirenot.

December 20th | Details

"Heritage" (album) on Deutschlandfunk Kultur with cantor Azi Schwartz, the RIAS Kammerchor and Hochman's "Sim Shalom" ("Grant Peace")

July 21st-22nd | 00:05AM | Details

Watch the Jerusalem Symphony play "A Voice in the Wilderness" on its Season Finale

The Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra, under the baton of conductor Guy Feder, performs Hochman's orchestral work "A Voice in the Wilderness" at its season finale. The piece, inspired by Israel's desert landscapes was composed after a poem by renowned author Nava Semel.

The Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra

Guy Feder, conductor

The Henry Crown Symphony Hall, Jerusalem Theater, Israel

July 8th | 8PM | Details | Watch

Worldwide release of "Monologue" for Saxophone Solo on all major digital music platforms, played by Joël Versavaud

March 20th | iMusician Digital | Play

"Prayer without Words" played at the Bensheim-Auerbach Synagogue

Hochman's work for Soprano Saxophone and Harp will be performed by the acclaimed Jerusalem Duo, as part of their program "PREMIERE" in a concert held by the Auerbacher Synagogenverein.

Jerusalem Duo - "PREMIERE"

Andre Tsirlin - saxophone

Hila Ofek - Harp

Bensheim-Auerbach Synagogue, Bachgasse 28, Germany

March 11th | 7:30PM | Details

"Brief Memories" played in Munich

Hochman's String Trio "Brief Memories" will be played, led by violinist Joe Rappaport, alongside works by Józef Koffler and Gideon Klein, as part of a lecture by Prof. Dr. Johannes Heil (Rector of the Hochschule für jüdische Studien, Heidelberg) about "Jewish past and future in Germany".

Józef Koffler, string trio op. 10 a-Moll (1928)

Gideon Klein, string trio (Theresienstadt, 1944)

Gilad Hochman, Brief Memories for string trio (2004)

Herz-Jesu-Kirche, Munich, Germany

March 8th | 6:00PM | Details

ICO plays Hochman's "A Voice in the Wilderness"

The Israel Chamber Orchestra, led by its artistic director, Ariel Zuckermann, will perform Hochman's orchestral work "A Voice in the Wilderness" as part of the "All Roads Lead to Rome" program.

Beethoven "The Coriolan Overture", op. 62

Chopin Piano concerto no. 2 in F minor, op. 21

Gilad Hochman "A Voice in the Wilderness" for chamber orchestra

Mendelssohn Symphony no. 4 ("Italian") in A Major, op. 90

Israel Chamber Orchestra

Ariel Zuckermann, conductor

Alexander Korsantia, piano

January 8th, 9th, 11th | Details EN/HE (pg. 17)

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Jerusalem Duo plays "Prayer without Words"

Hochman's work for Soprano Saxophone and Harp will be performed at the Chamber Visits concert series in Kfar Blum (Israel) by the acclaimed Jerusalem Duo, following its World Premiere at the Kunstmuseum Bochum in Germany.

Jerusalem Duo

Andre Tsirlin - saxophone

Hila Ofek - Harp

The Clore for Music and Dance Center, Kfar Blum, Israel

December 30th | 7:30PM | Details

New work for Park Avenue Synagogue

Hochman's song on Psalm 30, commissioned by Park Avenue Synagogue in NYC, is to be premiered by Cantor Azi Schwartz and Artistic Director Colin Fowler.

Details TBA

"Brief Memories" played at Tel Aviv Museum of Art

Hochman's String Trio "Brief Memories" is to be performed by some of Israel's finest musicians as part of Po'em BaLev vivid concert series, dedicated to Israeli art music.

Natasha Sher, violin

Miriam Manasherov, viola

Zvi Plesser, cello

Hadas Fabrikant, artistic direction

Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Asia Auditorium, Israel

December 14th | 8:30PM | Details

"Brief Memories" played at Forest Hills Chamber Music Series

Hochman's String Trio "Brief Memories" is to be performed at the 1st concert of the new Forest Hills Chamber Music Series, led by cellist Ari Evan, alongside String Trios by Jean Françaix and Beethoven.

Ruben Rengel, violin

Tanner Menees, viola

Ari Evan, cello

Reform Temple of Forest Hills

71-11 112th St., Forest Hills, NY 11375, USA

November 17th | 2PM | Details

Greg Williams plays "Akeda" in NY and Berlin

American violist Greg Williams presents a solo program including Günter Raphael's viola sonatas, Anthony Green and Hochman's "Akeda" ("The Binding of Isaac") for solo viola in New York and in Berlin's Piano Salon Christophori.

Greg Williams, viola

Piano Salon Christophori, Berlin, Germany

September 24th | 8PM | Details

Custer Observatory and Institute, NY, USA

October 12th | 7PM | Details

"Legacy" on a new DVD and TV broadcast

The documentary film "Nachlass" ("Legacy") by Christoph Hübner and Gabriele Voss, featuring music by Gilad Hochman, is released as DVD and is to be aired on German TV channel 3sat.


September 2nd | Details

New Video: Cantor Azi Schwartz and RIAS Kammerchor Berlin singing Hochman's "Sim Shalom" ("Grant Peace") for cantor and mixed choir

July 19th 

"Hochman's exciting music is recommended throughout!"

Germany's choral music journal, Chorzeit - das Vokalmagazin, reviews three of Hochman's works.

July 1st | Read

"Monologue" for Saxophone played in Thailand

Hochman's "Monologue" for Saxophone Solo played at the Chiang Mai Ginastera International Music Festival and Prize Winners Concert in Thailand by Zen P. Tanwattana (Silver Medalist).

June 15th | Watch (1:28:20)

Music, When Soft Voices Die: Cambridge Chamber Singers perform Hochman's "Beyond Nine Lakes" 

Hochman's work for mixed choir - winner of the 20th Annual Cambridge Chamber Singers Composition Competition - was chosen out of over 450 works and will be performed under CCS's Music Director, Dr. Raymond Fahrner, in two concerts on May 11th and 12th. Details

Hochman's Three Episodes played in Bangkok

Kun Yothaprasert plays Hochman's work for solo saxophone as part of his Junior Saxophone Recital at the Professor Trungjai Buranasomphop Recital Hall, Faculty of Music, Silpakorn University. Details

Interview to Göteborg's K103

Gilad Hochman interviews to the Swedish student radio program 'Not So Fucking Classical' hosted by Jakob Glans. Featuring: 

― 90 Sec's for soprano-saxophone / melodic instrument
Andre Tsirlin - alto saxophone
― Slightly Disturbed monodrama for violin, clarinet and cello
Moshe Aharonov-Sarouk - violin, Jonathan Hadas - clarinet, Dan Weinstein - cello
― Quest for tenor-saxophone and piano
Reut Livnat - tenor saxophone, Victor Stanislavsky - piano
― Whom My Soul Loveth for cello and choir

Aachener Kammerchor. Martin te Laak - conductor, Walter Mengler - solo cello


April 23rd & 30th | 8:30PM (CEST) | Listen to program

New release on Naxos Music Library

The 2018 Intimacy of Creativity concerts in Hong Kong, performed by pianist Yael Manor and the Israeli Chamber Project - including Hochman's Shedun Fini for clarinet, cello and piano - have now been released Naxos Digital Music Library.


April 8th | Watch concert

Hochman's "Creation Septet" on Kol Hamusica

Dvořák's Piano Quintet No. 2 and Hochman's "Creation Septet" for soprano and ensemble, on texts from the Book of Genesis, will be featured in a program by Tamara Balter on Israel's classical music radio.

Agam Englard-Saar, soprano
Mira Meerovich, clarinet
Moshe Aharonov-Sarouk, violin
AnastasiaTomer Denisov, viola
Udi Weber, cello
Danny Felsteiner Mekori, contrabass
Dan Moshayev, percussion
Itay Saporta Eksten, conductor

March 17th | 2PM (GMT+2) | Listen to program

"Prayer of the Living" for choir recorded

The piece, Elegy and Canon for choir, bringing together Latin and Hebrew liturgical texts, was commissioned and performed by Kammerchor Hannover under conductor Stephan Doormann for the 2013 International Holocaust Remembrance Day. Its new recording by the Kammerchor Hannover will be available during April 2019.

A new Harpsichord work recorded

"In Pursuit of..." for solo Harpsichord (2018), composed for pianist and Harpsichord player Hagai Yodan, is released in a WP recording as part of the ICMP.

February 20th | Listen

"Nachlass" continued screenings in Germany

The award-winning documentary film "Nachlass" ("Legacy") by Christoph Hübner and Gabriele Voss, featuring music by Gilad Hochman, continues its screenings 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 | Details

Hochman's "Shedun Fini" on Kol Hamusica

Israel's classical music radio and Dr. Uri Golomb dedicate a full program surrounding F. Schubert's music, featuring Hochman's 'Shedun Fini' for clarinet, cello and piano - an hommage to Schubert's Symphony in B minor ('Unfinished').


Daniel Bollinger, clarinet

Julian Arp, cello

Gerhard Vielhaber, piano

January 31st | 9AM (GMT+2) | Listen to program

"Night Winds" for soprano and piano recorded 

Hochman's award-winning vocalise, composed for soprano Dana Marbach and pianist Hagai Yodan, will be released during the first half of 2019 as part of the ICMP.

January 15th | Details

Music Theory Forum presentation

Hochman speaks about his music practices and compositions in front of The Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance's Music Theory Forum.

January 2nd | 2:30PM | Details


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