Biography: Gaddiel Dombrowner, conductor

Gaddiel DombrownerThe Israeli conductor Gaddiel Dombrowner is a young promising artist on the break of his professional career. With a foot in both academic and professional worlds, Gaddiel is currently pursuing a Master of Music at the prestigious Cleveland Institute of Music while taking recently (May 2016) the position of assistant conductor at the Cleveland Opera Theater. He is also collaborating with conductors as Uri Segal, Nir Kabaretti and Mihnea Ignat at the summer MusicFest in Perugia since 2013.

Born in France and with a true passion for the French music, Gaddiel has introduced to the Cleveland audience symphonies by Saint-Saëns and Milhaud. Among the orchestras he conducted are the Croatia Chamber Orchestra, Danube Symphony Orchestra, Ashdod Symphony Orchestra and the Jerusalem Academy Orchestra. Gaddiel participated in masterclasses with Mark Stringer, Maurizio Arena, Collin Metters, Gianluigi Gelmetti and John Nelson and was a semi-finalist at the 6th Mancinelli Competition in 2014.

Gaddiel is also an accomplished clarinet player in both chamber and orchestral music. He received for his clarinet performance awards such as The Dean of Performance Faculty prize in 2008 at the and prizes in chamber music competitions for the years 2008 & 2009, both at the Jerusalem Academy of Music, and played 1st clarinet at the Herzelyia Chamber Orchestra and the Symphonette Raanana. Recently Gaddiel started performing with the Saxophone as well.

For his studies he received scholarships from the Israeli Ronen Foundation and the Casip-Cojasor in the Music Field for the year 2011-2012.

Gaddiel has a double Bachelor in Music at the Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance with Prof. Ilan Schul (2009) and in Orchestral Conducting with Dr. Eugene Tsirlin (2013). Gaddiel is also very keen about languages, knowing fluent French, Hebrew, English and Italian. Gaddiel is married to Ella, a singer and bass player in the Jazz music field.