Gabriel Hollander is a conductor and pianist based in Belgium. Highlights of the 2018-2019 season were conducting Mozart’s Requiem (1000 audience members) with the Uccle Philharmonic Orchestra, and the Carloo Cantores and the A Chantar choirs, and assisting music director David Miller the Midsummer Mozartiade’s production of Mozart’s “Entführung aus dem Serail”. In the current season 2019-2020, he successfully conducted the Bruocsella Symphony Orchestra in four musical shows in front of 2000 audience members. Due to COVID-19, all his engagements were cancelled, for example:
- March 2020, assisting Patrick Davin in Rossini’s ”Le Comte Ory”, at the Opera Metz.
- June 2020, conducing the Orchestre de Chambre de Wallonie in his opera debut, with Mozart’s ”Clemenza di Tito” (Midsummer Mozartiade production).
Gabriel’s conducting debut was in 2014 in a Mozart piano concerto, with Severin von Eckardstein as soloist. Since, he has worked with numerous orchestras and choirs, among others the Berlin Sinfonietta (Germany), the Pazardzhik Symphonic Orchestra (Bulgaria), the Michigan University Students Orchestra (USA), the Orion Orchestra in Aberystwyth (Wales), the Choir and Orchestra of the Minimes, the Carloo Cantores choir (Belgium) and the A Chantar choir (Belgium).
He is the music director and principal conductor of the Philharmonic Orchestra of Uccle since 2017, and principal conductor of the German Embassy Choir of Brussels and the Brussels Madrigals Singers since 2018. Moreover, he is the guest conductor of the Bruocsella Symphony Orchestra in 2019.
Gabriel is classically trained in conducting, vocal coaching and piano. His musical mentors include Daniel Blumenthal, Boyan Vodenitcharov (Royal Conservatory of Brussels), Markus Tomas (Leipziger Hochschule Für Musik und Theater), Rodolfo Saglimbeni (Sherborne Summer School) and Kenneth Kiesler (Michigan University).