Uri Kochavi

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Uri Kochavi is an Israeli composer currently based in New York. He writes music for instruments, objects and electro acoustic settings. 

He started his musical training as a Jazz guitar player and earned his Bachelor’s degree in composition from the Jerusalem Academy of Music. He later obtained a Master’s degree from McGill University, studying under the guidance of Philippe Leroux.

Between 2014-2016 he has been a member of the “Tedarim” project​​- Meitar Ensemble’s internship program for young musicians. His music has been performed in concerts and festivals in Israel, across Europe and in North and South America. 

A number of musical encounters contributed to his compositional thinking, among them conversations he had with composers such as Franck Bedrossian, Chaya Czernowin, Francesco Filidei, Mauro Lanza, Helmut Lachenmann, Michaël Lévinas, Fabian Panisello, Wolfgang Rihm, among others.

Past and upcoming collaborations include ensembles such as the Jack Quartet (Us), Divertimento Ensemble (It), Meitar Ensemble (Isr), Tak Ensemble (Us) , Ensemble Distractfold (Uk) and Duo Alto (Sw).

Uri is currently pursuing his DMA in music composition at Columbia University, studying with Georg Friedrich Haas, Brad Garton, Annie Gosfield And George Lewis.

 
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