Uri Kochavi is an Israeli composer, guitar player, and improviser based in New York. He writes music for acoustic instruments, self-made objects, DIY instruments, electronic and electro-acoustic settings. His recent work seeks to challenge the (assumed) nature of every sound generator he writes for, at the meeting point of technology and acoustic sound.
Kochavi is currently a Doctoral Fellow in composition at Columbia University, where he studies primarily with Georg Friedrich Haas, George Lewis, and Annie Gosfield.
He has received his Master’s degree in composition from McGill University studying under the guidance of Philippe Leroux, and his bachelor’s degree from the Jerusalem Academy of Music, studying with Boaz Ben Moshe. Between 2014- 2016 he was a composition fellow in Meitar Ensemble’s Tedarim project for contemporary music. Recent and upcoming collaborations include ensembles such as the International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE), JACK Quartet, String Noise, Ensemble Handwerk, Mivos Quartet, Asko Schönberg, Meitar Ensemble, TAK ensemble, Wet Ink ensemble, Divertimento Ensemble, Ensemble Distractfold, Hong Kong New Music Ensemble, Israel contemporary players, among others.
Uri has recently been nominated for the 2023 Gaudeamus Award.

Uri Kochavi - composer