Gabriel Hollander is a conductor, pianist and vocal coach based in Belgium.
During the current season 2020-2021, Gabriel continued working with the Bruocsella Symphony Orchestra and the Uccle Philharmonic Orchestra. Also, he took a new engagement with the Choir and Orchestra of the Minimes and conducted his first opera production with the Orchestre Royal de Chambre de Wallonie (postponement of June 2020). He also became half-finalist of the fifth edition of the international “Ionel Perlea” conducting competition in Slobozia, Romania.
In the former 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 further 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 then, he has worked with numerous orchestras and choirs, among others the Orchestre Philharmonique Royal de Liège, Orchestre Royal de Chambre de Wallonie, the Szolnok Symphony Orchestra (Hungary), members of the Bucharest National Opera (Romania), Berlin Sinfonietta (Germany), the Pazardzhik Symphonic Orchestra (Bulgaria), the Michigan University Students Orchestra (USA), the Orion Orchestra in Aberystwyth (Wales), the Orchestra Cupiditas (Italy), 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 since 2019.
Gabriel is classically trained in conducting, vocal coaching and piano. His musical mentors include Daniel Blumenthal, Boyan Vodenitcharov, Robin Engelen (Royal Conservatory of Brussels), Markus Tomas (Leipziger Hochschule Für Musik und Theater), Rodolfo Saglimbeni (Sherborne Summer School) and Kenneth Kiesler (Michigan University).