Described as a “mature, intelligent, very sensitive and emotional musician”, French Israeli Conductor Gaddiel Dombrowner, is the 1st prize and orchestra prize winner of the 3rd Turchak Conducting Competition (2017). During the coming season of 2019/20, Gaddiel will conduct among others in Kunming, Lviv, Kiev, Perugia, Matera as well as in Israel. He has worked in the past as assistant conductor at the Cleveland Opera Theater while conducting in productions such as La Boheme and Le nozze di Figaro. Gaddiel is also a resident faculty conductor in both summer festivals of MusicFest Perugia and Vivace! Matera.

Gaddiel has conducted orchestras from around the world, among others the Varna State Opera, National Academic Symphony Orchestra of Ukraine, Kunming International Philharmonic, Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra, Vaasa Symphony Orchestra, Virtuosi Brunensis orchestra, Florence Conservatory “Cherubini” Orchestra, South Denmark Philharmonic, Galilee Chamber Orchestra, CIM Symphony Orchestra, Croatia Chamber Orchestra and Ashdod Symphony Orchestra. In recent Competitions Gaddiel has advanced to the semi-finals of the 7th Jorma Panula Competition and at the 1st European Union Competition. He also participated in masterclasses with Jorma Panula, Maurizio Barbacini, Mark Stringer, Maurizio Arena, Gianluigi Gelmetti and Collin Metters.

Gaddiel is also a growing opera conductor and has conducted productions as Cavalleria Rusticana and Pagliacci with Varna State Opera, La Traviata with Kiev National Opera and Conservatory, Cosi fan Tutte and La Boheme at Music Fest Perugia among others. He conducted also new operas such as “Insane Indik” by Eyal Baat (2018) at IMVAJ Opera masterclasses.
Born in Paris and with a true passion for the French music, Gaddiel has premiered in Cleveland Saint-Saens’ Symphony No. 2 in A minor and Milhaud’s Chamber symphonies. His last project in Kiev with NASOU revived Franck’s symphonic poem “Le Chasseur Maudit”.

Gaddiel also sees great importance in promoting New Music 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 from the Israeli Ronen Foundation and won the Music field prize of Casip-Cojasor for the year 2011-2012. Gaddiel has a Master from the Cleveland Institute of Music in Conducting under the tutelage of Mr. Carl Topilow (2017) and has a double Bachelor Degree in Music at the Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance in Conducting with Dr. Eugene Tsirlin (2013) and in clarinet with Prof. Ilan Schul (2009).
Gaddiel currently lives in Jerusalem, Israel with his wife Ella.
With a great interest for languages, Gaddiel is able to currently speak six different languages with French, Hebrew, English, Italian, German and Spanish, and at the moment learning Ukrainian and Chinese.

Gaddiel is represented for Europe concert management by “Vida Art management”.
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