Gaddiel Dombrowner

The Israeli conductor Gaddiel Dombrowner is one of the most promising young conductor in his country and a recent 1st prize winner at the 3rd Turchak Conducting Competition in Kiev. Gaddiel has been praised by the National Academic Symphony Orchestra of Ukraine and was asked to come back for a season concert in 18/19. He has also worked as an assistant conductor at the Cleveland Opera Theater and worked on productions such as Puccini’s La Boheme and Mozart’s Nozze di Figaro. Gaddiel also spends his summers as a resident conductor for the piano festival of MusicFest Perugia, Italy directed by famous pianist Ilana Vered.

Among the orchestra he has recently conducted are the National Academic Symphony Orchestra of Ukraine, Virtuosi Brunensis orchestra, CIM Symphony Orchestra, Alicante Philharmonic Youth Orchestra, Croatia Chamber Orchestra, Danube Symphony Orchestra and Ashdod Symphony Orchestra. Gaddiel participated in masterclasses with Mark Stringer, Maurizio Arena, Collin Metters, Gianluigi Gelmetti and John Nelson.

Born in France, with a true passion for the French music, Gaddiel has introduced Cleveland audience to symphonies by Saint-Saens and Milhaud. Gaddiel also sees great importance in new music repertoire and has worked with young composers such as Alexander Malikov, Jiri Tritik and Qingye Wu during his studies in Cleveland, as well as with Israeli composers Talia Amar, Yasmin Tal and Omri Avram.

Gaddiel received scholarships for his studies from the Israeli Ronen Foundation and the Casip-Cojasor in the Music Field for the year 2011-2012. Gaddiel is a Master graduate from the Cleveland Institute of Music in Conducting with Mr. Carl Topilow (2017) and has a double Bachelor Degree in Music at the Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance in clarinet with Prof. Ilan Schul (2009) and in Conducting with Dr. Eugene Tsirlin (2013). Gaddiel is also very passionate about languages, knowing fluently French, Hebrew, English and Italian and currently mastering his German.

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