Eliav Kohl is a composer of contemporary music. He is currently writing his Ph.D. dissertation about Chaya Czernowin's chamber music at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York, under the advise of Professor Joseph Straus. Kohl received bachelor's (2012) and master's (2014) degrees in composition from the Buchmann Mehta School of Music in Tel Aviv, under the supervision of Ruben Seroussi. He had also received composition lessons from Mr. Josef Bardanashvili and Prof. Amnon Wolman.
Kohl's work has been performed at several music festivals and international masterclasses, including Villa Musica (2019), Tectonics (2017), Impuls (2017), CEME (2015, 2017), Darmstadt (2016) and SiMN (2014). His works have been performed by the Mivos Quartet, the JACK Quartet, Meitar Ensemble, Hand Werk Ensemble, International Ensemble Modern Academy IEMA), Móbile Ensemble, Gleb Kanasevich, Yotam Silberstein, Han Chen, Gunnhildur Einarsdóttir and others. He is the recipient of the ACUM Prize (2018), the Israeli Prime Minister's Prize (2016), the second prize in Buchmann-Mehta competitions, (2011, 2015) and the audience award in the Aviv Competitions for Israeli Composers (2013).
Recently, Kohl was selected as composer in residence at St. Ottilien, Munich, and his work will be performed at the 2022 ammerseerenade festival. In the previous year Kohl was selected by Péter Eötvös to be the composer in residence for the second half of 2019 at the Herrenhaus Edenkoben, Germany. Previously, Kohl was a fellow in Meitar Ensemble's Tedarim project (2014-2016), he received fellowships from the Ruth and Yoav Gottesman Foundation (2012-2014), and the America Israel Cultural Foundation (2003-2005).
In 2021, Eliav joined the composition faculty at the Buchmann-Mehta School of Music in Tel-Aviv, where he had also served as an Ensemble Instructor at the Workshop for Contemporary Music in 2020.
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