Ohad Cohen

    Grant Recipient

    Kiriat Bialik, Israel


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    Born in 1991 in Haifa, Ohad started playing the violin at the age of 6 in Kiryat Bialik Conservatory with Mr. Lev Marcus.  He graduated the Tel Aviv Conservatory in the class of Mrs. Nava Milo and finished his Bachelor studies with her in the Buchman-Mehta School of Music, Tel Aviv.  Ohad is currently finishing his Master’s in the Hochschule for Music and Theater, Leipzig, in the class of Prof. Tatjana Masurenko, after one year of studies with Prof. Erich Hoebarth.  In January 2017, Ohad will start playing in the Berliner Philharmoniker as a student in the Karajan Academy of the orchestra.  Ohad composes and performs his own pieces in his recitals.

    Ohad has taken part in the David Goldman program for outstanding young musicians of the Jerusalem Music Center where he also served as the concertmaster of the Young Israeli Philharmonic Orchestra.  Ohad has performed as a soloist with such orchestras as the Jerusalem Radio orchestra, Ramat Gan orchestra, Petah Tiqwa Camerata and the army orchestra.  He played in such veneus as the Berliner Philharmonie, Berliner Konzerthaus, Concertgebouw Amsterdam, Gewandhaus Leipzig, Albert Hall London, Teatro Colon Buenos Aires and many more.  Ohad has given recitals and chamber music concerts in Israel and in Germany, and has participated in courses and masterclasses with such artists as Christian Tetzlaff, Julian Rachlin, Miriam Fried, Ivry Gitlis, Zakhar Bron, Hagai Shaham, Shmuel Ashkenazy, Jonathan Berick, Vadim Gluzman and others.

    Since 2005 Ohad has been awarded with scholarships from the AICF.  He has won the 1st prize of the 2nd Viennese school Competition in Austria, the 2nd prize in the Buchmann-Mehta string competition, and the 2nd prize in the UNO competition in Jerusalem.