About Edi Kotlyar

Edi Kotlyar, born in Israel in 1996, began studying the violin at age seven with Prof. Lev Mirchin.

He started his studies with Elena Mazor at ‘Buchmann Mehta School of Music at Tel-Aviv University’, and is currently studying at ‘Hanns Eisler Hochschule fur Musik’ Berlin with Prof. Stephan Picard.

In April 2015 Edi won the First Prize in the strings competition of Buchmann Mehta school of music, Tel-Aviv University, and the First prize of Chamber Music Competition. In March 2013 Edi won the first prize in National Competition
in memory of Eran Zoldan in Raanana. In April 2010, Edi won the first prize in young violinists National Competition 'Tel Aviv 2010'. In May 2009, Edi won the first prize in young musicians competition
in memory of Mordecai Turgeman.
He played as soloist with “Ha’sharon” orchestra, and with the “Kamerans” Orchestra .

Edi performs as a violinist in many ensembles and chamber music in many different Entities. Edi was part of the David Goldman Program for Outstanding Young Musician and Jerusalem Music Center Programs. He is one of the Leading of the Young Israeli Philharmonic Orchestra.

In 2014 Edi participated in the International program for string players Perlman Music Program and regularly participated in Musethica projects in Germany, Israel, Spain and Sweden.

Edi has taken part in Masterclasses by Itzhak Perlman, Ivry Gitlis, Mauricio Fuks, Itzhak Rashkovsky, Pavel Vernikov, Edward Grach, Miriam Fried,
Ani Schnarch, Patinka Kopec , Vadim Gluzman and Boris Kuschnir.

He Participated in the Eilat Chamber Music Festival (2009,2010) and ‘Kol Hamusica Chamber music festival’ in Kfar-Blum (2015,2016).

Edi is a recipient of the America-Israel Cultural Foundation Scholarship since 2007 and is an Alumnus of the ‘Keshet Eilon Mastercourse’.

He plays on “N.Vuillaume”, a violin on loan from America-Israel Cultural Foundation (AICF).

Edi Kotlyar


Berlin, Germany
Grant Recipient