Eliav Kohl is a composer of contemporary music. He is currently a Ph.D. student in composition at the Graduate Center of City University New York. His personal teachers are Prof. Jason Eckardt and Prof. Jeff Nichols. Kohl received bachelor's (2012) and master's (2014) degrees in composition from the Buchmann Mehta School of Music in Tel Aviv, under the supervision of Ruben Seroussi. He had also received composition lessons from Mr. Josef Bardanashvili and Prof. Amnon Wolman.
Kohl's work has been performed at several music festivals and international masterclasses, including Villa Musica (2019), Tectonics (2017), Impuls (2017), CEME (2015, 2017), Darmstadt (2016) and SiMN (2014). His works have been performed by the Mivos Quartet, the Jack Quartet, Meitar Ensemble, Móbile Ensemble, Yotam Silberstein, Han Chen, Gunnhildur Einarsdóttir and others. He is the recipient of the ACUM Prize (2018), the Israeli Prime Minister's Prize (2016), the second prize in Buchmann-Mehta competitions, (2011, 2015) and the audience award in the Aviv Competitions for Israeli Composers (2013).
Recently, Kohl was selected as composer in residence at St. Ottilien, Munich, and his work will be performed at the 2021 ammerseerenade festival. Last year Kohl was selected by Péter Eötvös to be the composer in residence for the second half of 2019 at the Herrenhaus Edenkoben, Germany. Previously, Kohl was a fellow in Meitar Ensemble's Tedarim project (2014-2016), he received fellowships from the Ruth and Yoav Gottesman Foundation (2008-2013), and the America Israel Cultural Foundation (2003-2005).