Britten Pears Young Artist 2021/22
Omri Kochavi (b. 1994) is an Israeli-Canadian composer and guitarist 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. It is often dynamic in nature, inspired by the ever-changing landscapes and cities close to his heart. Recent or upcoming performances include collaborations with Exaudi Vocal Ensemble, Plus-Minus Ensemble, the Israeli Chamber Project, London Contemporary Dance School, Hagai Yodan, Meitar Ensemble, and Shiri Coneh, amongst others. Omri is generously supported by the America-Israel Cultural Foundation and the Jerusalem Institute of Contemporary music.