Nadav Cohen - Bassoon
Born in 1983, Nadav started his bassoon studies with Uzi Shalev. After serving in the IDF as an Outstanding Musician, he completed his B. Mus degree in the Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance (JAMD) in bassoon with Mr. Mauricio Paez and composition with Prof. Yinam Leef. He continued his bassoon studies under the tutorship of Prof. Ole Kristian Dahl in Cologne alongside baroque-bassoon studies with Donna Agrell at the Royal Conservatory of The Hague.
Nadav was awarded scholarships from the America-Israel Cultural Foundation and the Ronen Foundation. He won the JAMD President's Excellence Award and first prize at the Yidor-Avni Composition competition (Nadav's composer page).
Following his graduation, Nadav became principal bassoonist of the Israel Camerata Jerusalem and has been chosen to participate in numerous advanced training programs such as the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment Experience, the Britten-Pears Orchestra and the Aldeburgh World Orchestra. During 2012-2013 Nadav completed his Master degree of contemporary music performance as a member of the International Academy of Ensemble Modern in Frankfurt; since then he had collaborated regularly with Ensemble Modern in prestigious concert venues such as the Berlin Philharmonie, Oper Frankfurt and the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam.
A devoted chamber music player, Nadav was a member of the Parisian woodwind quintet "Le concert impromptu" between 2014 and 2017. In addition to his activity as a founding member and a producer of the Tel-Aviv Wind Quintet he is a member of the award winning Meitar Ensemble (Since 2006), where he functions also as a faculty member of its "Tedarim" program - a unique Master’s degree for contemporary music in the Jerusalem Academy.
At the beginning of 2018 Nadav released his debut Solo CD "Animate", dedicated to new music written for bassoon.