Noticed and invited to perform by Itzhak Perlman when he was just 13, and following that up with a performance at Moscow's Tchaikovsky Conservatory the following year, pianist David Kadouch has parlayed wide recognition during his teenage years into a flourishing adult career. He has been especially active in his native France and the U.S. Kadouch was born in Nice, France, on December 7, 1985. He began studying with Odile Poisson at the branch of France's National Conservatory in that city. After performing under Perlman's baton at a concert in New York, Kadouch was admitted by unanimous recommendation of the examiners at the Paris Conservatory (CNSM). Graduating with honors, he moved on to the Reina Sofia music school in Madrid, Spain, studying with pianist Dmitri Bashkirov and also taking chamber music courses. Kadouch rounded out his education with masterclasses from Murray Perahia, Maurizio Pollini, Daniel Barenboim, and other top pianists. A familiar figure to prize juries, he made debut recitals in the late 2000s decade at some of the world's top venues, including the Philharmonie in Cologne, where he recorded the Beethoven Piano Concerto No. 5 in E flat major, Op. 73 ("Emperor"), and New York's Carnegie Hall in 2008, with David Zinman conducting the Zurich Tonhalle Orchestra. His solo recital debut came in 2010 at New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art, and since then, he has also given recitals in major European cities. Kadouch has been a favorite at festivals, especially in Europe, performing at such top events as the Verbier Festival, the Klavier-Festival Ruhr (Germany), and the Gilmore International Keyboard Festival (Michigan, U.S.A.). After recording the Shostakovich Preludes for the Transart Live label in 2011, he was signed to the major label Mirare and has released several albums. In 2019, he issued Révolution, an album of piano music pertaining to the French Revolution.
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Solo Piano - Released September 6, 2019 | Mirare
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Freeze frame. On the sleeve of his album Révolution, David Kadouch is seated at the piano, hands in the air, looking like a shadow puppet. He is trying to stop time. His project here – surprising from an artist who is not yet 35 – is modelled on Annie Ernaux and her tale The Years. It's about trying to gather together a collection of important moments, in this case musical, and in so doing, to take his own place in history. The works chosen by David Kadouch for this concept album are linked to spectacular collective events, but also to individual consequences. Alongside from Beethoven's famous Sonata No.26, Op.81a, called "Les Adieux", more jaunty and ornamented than powerful and angry; Étude révolutionnaire, Op.10 No.12 by Chopin, we find Dussek's Sufferings of the Queen of France that Dussek composed two months after the execution of Marie-Antoinette of whom he had fond memories. The pretext for a series of contrasting pages in the form of a mini-drama without words, this work testifies to Dussek's attachment to the Queen through a genuine and sincere music with no effect whatsoever where one is almost surprised in certain passages that the subject is treated with more gentleness than tragedy and violence. The programme continues with Sonata 1.X.1905 by Janacek, and Debussy's Les Soirs illuminés par l’ardeur du charbon (a piece recently found behind a Comtoise clock to be rediscovered) and Feux d’artifice and finally Winnsboro Cotton Mill Blues by Rzewski, an infernal toccata that bends towards the blues. True to the spirit of the works he performs, David Kadouch approaches this surprising program with eloquence. © Elsa Siffert/Qobuz
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