Gilad was born in Israel in 1978. He started playing the Cello at the age of 4. In 1995 he was the winner of the AICF ( American Israel Cultural Foundation ) competition for Scholarships.
Gilad was enlisted to th IDF ( Israel Defense Forces ) in Nov. 1996 and graduated from the Officers School in Sep. 1998, after being very badly injured in Lebanon. As a result of his service, injury, and necessary post injury operations and treatments, Gilad did not play the Cello through a time of 3 years.
Since his return to the Cello, he participated in several music Festivals, for example in Ravinia, Chicago and Verbier, Switzerland, as well as in different Master Classes, among them with Yo Yo MA, Daniel Barenboim, Bernard Greenhouse and Janush Starker. In 1999 and 2000 he was the First Prize winner of the Haifa Rothenberg Competition and First Prize winner in the Treizin Project.
In 2006/7 Gilad completed his studies in the Class of Prof. Frans Helmerson in Cologne, Germany, and directly afterward became principal Cello in “Defilharmonie” Orchestra in Antwerp Belgium, under Philippe Herewege. Since 2010, Gilad is acting as Sec. Assistant Principal Cello in the Düsseldorfer Symphoniker. In Düsseldorf, Gilad is committed to help and educate the future young generation by giving private lessons, master classes for soloist and chamber music groups, and as assistant conductor of the youth orchestra in Düsseldorf. He has been on faculty at the Anton Rubinstein International Music Academy since 2013.