Omri Kochavi (born in 1994, Israel) is a-NYC based composer, Jazz and classical guitarist. Winner of the 2nd prize in The Israeli National Composition Competition (2019) for his piece “Fantasy for Solo VIolin”, the Dean’s Award at Mannes, and the Eubie Blake Scholarship from The New School.
After he graduated with excellency from The Center for Jazz Studies in Tel Aviv, while performing in some of the top jazz clubs in Tel Aviv, both as a sideman and as a bandleader, he moved to NYC to pursue his B.F.A. at The New School.
He graduated with honors from The New School, after studying composition at Mannes with Dr. Lowell Liebermann and Jazz guitar at The School of Jazz, along with performing regularly with various groups in NYC.