Eliav Kohl is a contemporary music composer with a Ph.D. in composition from the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. He is a senior faculty member at the Buchmann Mehta School of Music. His Ph.D. dissertation, advised by Prof. Joseph Straus, explores the themes of identity and complexity in Chaya Czernowin's composition "Ina" (1988) for solo bass flute and six prerecorded flutes.
Kohl earned his bachelor's (2012) and master's (2014) degrees in composition from the Buchmann Mehta School of Music in Tel Aviv under the guidance of Ruben Seroussi. He has also received composition lessons from Mr. Josef Bardanashvili and Prof. Amnon Wolman.
Kohl's compositions have been featured at various music festivals and international masterclasses, including the AMMERSEErenade Klasikfestival (2022), Villa Musica (2019), Tectonics (2017), Impuls (2017), CEME (2015, 2017), Darmstadt (2016), and SiMN (2014). His works have been performed by renowned ensembles and artists such as the Mivos Quartet, the JACK Quartet, Meitar Ensemble, Hand Werk Ensemble, International Ensemble Modern Academy (IEMA), Kaunas Quartet, Móbile Ensemble, Gleb Kanasevich, Yotam Silberstein, Han Chen, Erica Le Roux, Alexander Hülshoff, and Gunnhildur Einarsdóttir, among others.