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French-Israeli Conductor Gaddiel Dombrowner, is the 1st prize and orchestra prize winner of the 3rd Turchak Conducting Competition in Kiev (2017) and was described as “mature, intelligent, very sensitive and emotional musician” by Kiev’s music journals critics during the competition. In season 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 Puccini’s La Boheme and Mozart’s Nozze di Figaro. Gaddiel is a resident faculty conductor in both summer festivals of MusicFest Perugia (dir. Ilana Vered) and “Vivace! Matera”.


Gaddiel has conducted many orchestras, 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 other recent Competitions Gaddiel has advanced to the semi-finals of the 7th Jorma Panula Competition (last 6 from 145 applicants) 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.

Born in France, with a true passion for the French music, Gaddiel has premiered in Cleveland Saint-Saens’ Symphony No.2 and Milhaud’s Chamber symphonies. His last project in Kiev with NASOU also revived Franck’s symphonic poem “Le Chasseur Maudit”.

Gaddiel is also a growing opera conductor with productions as Cavalleria Rusticana and Pagliacci with Varna State Opera, La Traviata with Kiev National Opera and Conservatory, Cosi fan Tutte at MusicFest Perugia festival and new operas such as “Insane Indik” of Eyal Baat premiered during the 2018 IMVAJ opera masterclasses of Rona Israel-Kolat.

Gaddiel is an accomplished Clarinet player in both chamber and orchestral music. He received awards for his clarinet performance including The Dean of Performance Faculty prize in 2008 and prizes in chamber music competitions for the years 2008 & 2009, both at the Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance. He performed as a principal clarinet player with the Herzelyia Chamber Orchestra and the Symphonette Raanana.  


Gaddiel received scholarships for his studies from the Israeli Ronen Foundation and the Casip-Cojasor in the Music Field for the year 2011-2012. He is a Master graduate 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.

Gaddiel is represented for Europe concert management by "Vida Art management" (

Reviews from the Press:


"The concert of laureates first opened with L. Beethoven's Overture "Egmont" [.....] The 33-year-old conductor is a mature, intelligent, very sensitive and emotional musician. A magnificent performance, a well-deserved victory. [....] Gaddiel Dombrowner closed the concert with the finale of Johannes Brahms' Symphony No. 4.... The young conductor brilliantly embodied the author's intention and his own human and musician maturity in the final Passcaglia."


"A jury member, the Serbian conductor Mikica Evtich remarked:  "The conductor from France, who received the first prize, is a mature, serious, experienced conductor. I'm sure his career will be very good. The jury unanimously chose him, Gaddiel Dombrowner, as the winner."

(Olga Kizlova, December 8th, 2017,