Singer - Tenor | זמר - טנור
From the rock clubs of the Lower East Side to Carnegie Hall, Gilad’s musical career has encompasses a wide scope of performance environments and styles, highlighting his vocal abilities in different genres.
Equally comfortable fronting a 5-piece band, singing as soloist with a full orchestra and chorus, or appearing in a stadium in front of thousands, Gilad brings passion and infectious energy to every performance.
Having grown up listening to both popular and classical music, he always looks for ways to incorporate both genres into his artistic life, and brings his excellent technique and theatrical performing style into every show and to every audience.
He is co-founder and performer in VOCE NOVA, a crossover duo that combines the luxury of opera with the excitement of classic and contemporary pop music. The act was featured on season 15 of America’s Got Talent!
In 2016 Gilad debuted OPROCK, a unique pops concert that combines the greatest hits of opera with the greatest hits of classic rock. He is the creator and lead performer of this show.
Mr. Paz’s credits include the roles of Tony in West Side Story, Tom Rakewell in Stravinsky’s The Rake’s Progress, Mayor Upfold in Britten’s Albert Herring, Azaël in Debussy’s L’enfant prodigue, Tonio in La ﬁlle du regiment, Anthony in Sweeney Todd, the Duke in Rigoletto, Tamino in Die Zauberﬂöte, Scaramuccio, the Tanzmeister, and Brighella in three different productions of Ariadne auf Naxos, Tybalt in Roméo et Juliette, Princ in Dvořak’s Rusalka, Orfeo in Monteverdi’s L’Orfeo, Spalanzani and Nathanael in Les contes d’Hoffmann, and the Witch in Hänsel & Gretel.
His concert highlights include tenor soloist in Carmina Burana, Benjamin Britten’s War Requiem, Bernstein’s Songfest, Handel’s Messiah, Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony, Missa Solemnis, Bach’s Magnificat, and Mozart’s Coronation Mass K.317, as well as the roles of Judas in Judas Maccabaeus, and the Evangelist in Bach’s St. John Passion. He also appeared as soloist in both St. Patrick’s Cathedral and the Stern Auditorium at Carnegie Hall.
2005 marked Gilad’s return to NYC from his native Israel, where he performed on some of the country’s biggest stages, to pursue his singing career. He is a graduate of the Aaron Copland School of Music at Queens College - CUNY, and is the recipient of multiple awards and scholarships.
Gilad is also a vocal advocate for the musician community, and is a certified success coach and business consultant for musicians through his platform, The Marketable Musician. Through this practice he empowers and helps artists to create financially stable lives that will allow them to live the artistically fulfilling lives of their dreams!
My relationship to Ronen Foundation
It has been many years since my relations with the Ronen Foundation has begun. The foundation has made it possible for me to create a number of projects in Israel and abroad.The defining character of the foundation in my opinion is the personal connection with the foundation as a whole, and especially Yaffa. The foundation does not offer me only financial support, but also a sense of community, and a place to grow as an artist and as a person.
The foundation’s concerts are always a great opportunity to create new collaborations with other foundation members. The concerts offer a variety of musical styles, all performed at a very high level.