Bio

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

During the current season 2021-2022, next to continuing his former engagements with the Bruocsella Symphony Orchestra, the Uccle Philharmonic Orchestra, the Choir and Orchestra of the Minimes, Gabriel conducted for the first time at the Contemporary Music Festival Ars Musica and started his first season as principal conductor of the choir of La Noucelles. Furthermore, he will conduct his second opera production with the Orchestre Royal de Chambre de Wallonie during the Midsummer Mozartiade (June 2022). In the Summer of 2021, he became half-finalist of the fifth edition of the international “Ionel Perlea” conducting competition in Slobozia, Romania.

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).

In the Summer of 2021, he was a semi-finalist at the fifth international “Ionel Perlea” conducting competition in Slobozia, Romania.
He is has been the musical director and principal conductor of the Philharmonic Orchestra of Uccle since 2017, and principal conductor of the Choir of La Noucelle. Moreover, he has also repeatedly been invited to conduct the Bruocsella Symphony Orchestra since 2019.

Gabriel’s 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).

During the current season 2021-22, in addition to continuing his former engagements with the Bruocsella Symphony Orchestra, the Uccle Philharmonic Orchestra and the Choir and Orchestra of Minimes Cantat, Gabriel made his conducting debut at the Contemporary Music Festival Ars Musica and started his first season as principal conductor of the choir of La Noucelles. He is to conduct his second opera production with the Orchestre Royal de Chambre de Wallonie at the Midsummer Mozartiade (June 2022).