Gilad Hochman is widely considered as one of Israel's most prominent young composers and as an original and innovative voice in the international music scene. He was described as “a rising star in the classical music world” by France 24 and as "an already well-known classical composer” by the BBC, in addition to praising reviews by The New York Times, Ha'aretz and Deutschlandradio Kultur, among others. Born in Israel in 1982 to an Odessa-native father and a Paris-native mother, Hochman resides in Berlin since 2007. At age 24 he became Israel's youngest winner of the prestigious Prime Minister's Prize. Since then, Hochman's music has been performed in numerous concerts worldwide by leading musicians, ensembles, choirs and orchestras in venues such as the Berlin Philharmonie, Carnegie Hall, Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatory, London's St. James's Piccadilly and the Tel Aviv Museum of Art. In his music, Hochman uniquely merge classical music traditions with those relating to Jewish music and culture while creating an expressive contemporary musical language.