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.
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.
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.
The 2017 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).
"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".
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. St. Francis Xavier Church, NY, NY, USA
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.
Gilad Hochman announced as winner of the 2017 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."