Bio

Gabriel Hollander is a conductor and vocal coach based in Belgium.

Gabriel’s works with different orchestras, ensembles, opera and choirs, over a repertoire going from the baroque period to contemporary music and musical creations. Thanks to different assistant conducting positions, he’s had the pleasure to learn and observe different styles of conducting in symphonic, operatic and choir repertoires (amongst others, Gergely Madaras, Patrick Davin, David Miller).

Furthermore, Gabriel’s conducting work has been noticed during multiple international competitions (semi-finalist of the International Opera Conductor Competition in Liège, Belgium, and Ionel Perlea International Conducting Competition in Romania), with many invitations to international masterclasses (the latest by Peter Eötvös in Budapest and at the Royal Northern College of Music), and by multiple press releases.

During the current season 2022—2023, Gabriel continues his former engagements with the Bruocsella Symphony Orchestra and the Choir and Orchestra of the Minimes. Also, Gabriel returns to the Ars Musica international contemporary music festival with the STYX ensemble. Furthermore, he will conduct his third opera production with the Orchestre Royal de Chambre de Wallonie during the Midsummer Mozartiade (June 2023).

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).

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 a variety of orchestras and choirs, among others the Orchestre Philharmonique Royal de Liège, the Orchestre Royal de Chambre de Wallonie,  the Szolnok Symphony Orchestra (Hungary), members of the Bucharest National Opera (Romania), the 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 Cantat (Brussels), the Carloo Cantores choir (Belgium) and the A Chantar choir (Belgium).