Israeli singer and composer David D’or is blessed with a beautiful and unique voice. His exceptional 4-octave range stretches from the high notes of a contra-tenor to the depths of a baritone. D’or is widely hailed as one of the best vocalists in the world and a leading Israeli musician of his generation. His music harmoniously combines classical, pop and world music elements to stunning effect. D’or performs in Israel and around the world and has 15 Gold and Platinum albums.
D'Or began his career on stage with the Israeli National Theater. In 1991 he released his first album, “David D’or”. The album included hit song “Yad Anuga” that was remixed by Nelson “Paradise” Roman and Bump, and released as a single in the UK. In the same year, D’or was invited by conductor Zubin Mehta to appear with the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, performing Carl Orff’s Carmina Burana. Subsequently, D’or performed several times with the Philharmonic, and in 2003, released an album of these performances called “David D’or and the Philharmonic”. The album received critical acclaim and went gold and platinum.
One of D’or’s most iconic songs, “Tishmor al HaOlam Yeled” (“Protect the World, Child”), came off his second album, “Be'govah Mishtane” (“At Changing Heights”), released in 1993. Since its release, the song has been covered by many Israeli artists.
D’or has appeared around the world in concerts in locations such as London’s Trafalgar Square in front of 55,000 people in 1998; in France for 40,000 people, throughout the USA, and in countries including India, Morocco, Turkey, Serbia, Romania, and Taiwan. He has sung with leading orchestras, including the Vienna Symphonic Orchestra, the Rome Philharmonic, the Shanghai Philharmonic, the Belgrade Philharmonic, the Las Vegas Philharmonic, the Budapest Philharmonic, the Latvia Opera House orchestra and the Baltimore Symphony.
He has performed for dignitaries including Pope John Paul II at the Vatican in 1994, and was invited back to perform several times subsequently. For the 20th anniversary of Pope John Paul II’s papacy, D’or was the only artist in the world invited to write and perform a song at Saint Peter’s Square for millions of followers in the Vatican and on TV around the world.
D’Or sang the moving “Avinu Malkeinu” prayer at the funeral of the late Shimon Peres, the ninth President of Israel, after his death in September 2016. Over 5,000 people and world leaders attended, including US President Barack Obama and Great Britain’s Prince Charles. Peres had requested D’Or’s performance in his will.
He has also appeared for the King and Queen of Sweden in 1994; performed in 2011 at a memorial ceremony for the victims of the 9/11 terror attacks at the United Nations headquarters in New York in the presence of former UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon; and sang at a celebration honoring Martin Luther King’s birthday in 2008 at a church in Harlem, New York, at the request of King’s son, before an audience that included former President Bill Clinton.
D’or’s artistic talent is not limited to music. In June 2016, he launched the first art exhibition called “Revadim” (“Strata”) in Israel, and was invited to show his paintings around the world.
He graduated from the Jerusalem Academy of Music. In 2010, the Italian government named him a Knight of the prestigious Order of Arts and Letters.
David D’or is blessed with a beautiful and unique voice. Using his 4 octave range, he can reach the high notes of a contra-tenor and drop to the depths of a baritone. Both at home and abroad, audiences and critics alike regard David D’or as one of the leading Israeli musicians of his generation. Reviews from newspapers, including The Washington Post, The Beijing Daily newspaper, the Italian newspaper “La Republica”, the BBC news UK, together with Israel’s major newspapers (Yedioth Aharonoth, and Ma’ariv) declared David D’or as one of the best vocalists in the world. In June 2010, the Italian government named him a Knight in the prestigious Order of Arts and Letters.
David D’or is a graduate of the Jerusalem Academy of Music and a chosen artist of the Israel Cultural Excel fence Foundation.
A winner of 10 Gold and Platinum Albums, David writes and composes most of his songs. David performed with great orchestras all over the world such as the Shanghai Philharmonic, The Belgrade Philharmonic, The Polish Philharmonic, The Sofia Philharmonic, The Las Vegas Philharmonic, The Rome Philharmonic, The Budapest Philharmonic, The Latvia Opera House orchestra, The Baltimore symphony, and The Vienna Symphonic Orchestra.
David was also invited by Maestro Zubin Mehta to perform with the Israeli Philharmonic Orchestra, a cooperation which led to a very successful album and many concerts in Israel.
June 2013 - David was invited to sing at the celebration of president Shimon Peres Birthday, among the honorable guests was president Clinton.
March 2013 - David was invited to sing for president Obama. David was invited many times to sing in the famous summer Jewish festival in Budapest, including an upcoming concert in August 2013.
David is working with a Chinese producer on a new album for the Chinese and Taiwanese markets, including a collection of the world greatest classic songs, accompanied by a philharmonic orchestra.
August 2012 - David was invited to sing at the official ceremony of the Olympic games in London.
September 2011 - David was invited to sing in the United Nations house in New York, at the opening ceremony of the 9/11 memorial day.
February 2011 - David was invited by Beijing television to perform in their major show for the Chinese new year celebrations. In May 2011, David had a musical tour in Finland. In June 2011, David had seven concerts in South America (Brazil, Panama,
Guatemala, Mexico, Chile, Argentina, Colombia) performing with his own band of young virtuoso musicians from different origins. He has created a show full of emotion and energy.
Recently, his root-searching led him to discover and uncover a unique musical treasure, which led back to the chanting at the Holy Temple, creating a beautiful show that has been invited by world music festivals all over the world.