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Gilad Hochman,


Berlin, Germany, Israël


Gilad Hochman is widely considered as one of Israel's most prominent young composers and as an original and innovative voice in the international music scene. Among his many achievements, at 24 years old he became the youngest to win Israel's prestigious Prime Minister's Prize. Hochman is also a winner of the 2016 S&R Washington Award and of various composition competitions. Notable performances of his music include retrospective concerts in Germany and the Berlin Philharmonie orchestral debut in 2013. In 2015 his orchestral piece “Suspended Reality” was commissioned and played in a concert tour, including a premiere at the German Parliament and concerts at the Alte Oper Frankfurt, Wuppertal's Stadthalle, Tel Aviv's Opera House and at six other venues. Other of his works have been played by outstanding musicians at Carnegie Hall (New York), Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatory, St James's Piccadilly (London) and Henry Crown Symphony Hall (Jerusalem), to name a few.


Artistic positions

Independent composer (2007-present)

Guest composer. Intimacy of Creativity Music Festival. HKUST, Hong Kong, China (2018)

Artistic director: 'Kol Kore' – 50 Years Diplomatic Relations Germany-Israel, in cooperation with Goethe-Institut and the Tel Aviv Soloists Ensemble. Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Israel (2015)

Guest composer. Magister Ludi Music Festival. Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatory, Russia (2012)

Initiator: Benefit concert for Bone Marrow Cancer research, in cooperation with The Israel Cancer Association (ICA). Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Israel (2010)

Artistic director and producer: Israel Composers' League – “New Sounds” concert series (2005-2007)

Member of the Repertoire Committee, the National Culture Fund, Israel (2004-2007)

Composer in Residence, the Ra'anana Symphonette Orchestra, Israel (2005-2006)

Member of the Review Board, Israel Composers' League (2004-2006)

Executive producer: Musica Nova Ensemble, Israel (2003-2005)

Co-founder and producer: Buchmann-Mehta School of Music – orchestral subscribers’ program, Tel Aviv University (2003)


Buchmann-Mehta School of Music, Tel Aviv University. Additional studies in Composition (2005-2007)

Buchmann-Mehta School of Music, Tel Aviv University. B.Mus. in Composition, magna cum laude (2000-2005)

Department of Philosophy, Tel Aviv University. Additional studies (2002-2004)

Department of Musicology, Tel Aviv University. Additional studies (2000-2003)


The 2018 Leopold Auer International Composers Competition – Honorary Diploma (2018)

The 2017 S&R Washington Award, Washington D.C., USA (2017)

The 3rd ORTUS International New Music Competition, NYC, USA (2017)

The International Composition Competition "Antonio Smareglia", Udine, Italy. – 2nd Prize (2015)

Adele and John Gray Endowment Fund grant (2014, 2017)

Chamber Orchestra of Colorado Springs 30th Anniversary Composition Competition, USA. – 1st Prize (2014)

Ursula Lachnit-Fixson Stiftung grant (2013)

University of Utah New Music Ensemble Composition Competition, USA – 1st Prize (2013)

Austrian Cultural Forum grant (2012)

Anni-Eisler-Lehmann Stiftung grant (2009)

Zfunot Tarbut Arts Foundation grant (2009)

The Israeli Prime Minister Prize for Composers (2007)

Certificate of Merit from the City of Ra'anana for cultural contribution (2007)

“White Night” Music Festival International Competition, Tel Aviv, Israel – 1st Prize (2007)

Yehoshua Rabinovich Arts Foundation grant (2006-2011)

Intl. Contest on Jewish Themes, The Center for Jewish Culture and Creativity. LA, USA – 2nd prize (2004)

Ronen Arts Fund scholarship for excellence (2004, 2008)

America-Israel Cultural Foundation grant (2003-2006)

Buchmann-Mehta School of Music grant for excellence (2000-2006)

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