London, United Kingdom
Omri Kochavi (born 1994) is an Israeli composer based in London. He is currently pursuing his Masters in Composition at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, studying with Julian Anderson. His work is characterized by drawing its language from a broad range of influences, whilst focusing on the reality of acoustics, people, and the interaction between them.
Upcoming and recent projects include solo, chamber, and orchestral pieces written for ensembles and artists such as EXAUDI Vocal Ensemble, Plus Minus Ensemble, Guildhall Session Orchestra, PHACE Ensemble, Meitar Ensemble, the Israeli Chamber Project, and Hagai Yodan. Cross-disciplinary work includes collaborations with dancers from the London Contemporary Dance school, as well as writer and director Nazli Tabatabai-Khatambakhsh.
Honors include scholarships from the America-Israel Cultural Foundation (Sharett scholarship), the Jerusalem Institute of Contemporary Music (Siday Fellowship for Musical Creativity), and The New School (Eubie Blake Scholarship). Omri was the winner of the 2nd prize in The Israeli National Composition Competition (2019), the Dean’s Award at Mannes (2019), and was a finalist in the 2020 Aviv Competitions held by the America-Israel Cultural Foundation.
Omri holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts with Honours from The New School (New York), where he studied composition at Mannes with Dr. Lowell Liebermann and Jazz guitar at The School of Jazz.