Oded Geizhals (born 1990, Kibbutz Shaar Haamakim, Israel) is a multi-disciplinary musician who specializes in contemporary classical music and improvisation. He has played concerts in Israel, Europe, North and South America and the Far East. He is active in the new music scene and has played in many premieres, including works written especially for him. He has been a member of the Israel Contemporary Players since 2010-2011 season.
As a composer, he writes concert chamber music, music for dance, film and animation. His pieces were played in Germany, Switzerland, Luxemburg, Israel and the USA.
As a percussionist he has played with the Frankfurt Radio Symphony, Sinfonieorchester Aachen, Neues Orchester Basel, Collegium Musicum Basel, Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra, Israeli Symphony Orchestra Rishon LeZion, The Israeli Camerata Jerusalem and The Kibbutz-Netanya Chamber Orchestra. He performed with early music ensembles as Profeti della Quinta, Barrocade, Phoenix, Mezmor LeDavid and Tourterelles.
He has performed in the theater productions of “Billy Schwartz” (Haifa Theater), “Gorodish” (Cameri Theater of Tel Aviv), "My Fair Lady" (Habima National Theater) and in the children's play "Blue Tune with Curls" (Sadnaot Habama), "If I Suddenly Meet a Lion" and "GOLD" (Theater Trier). In popular music he played and recorded with Eran Zur, Yehonatan Geffen, Keren Peles and appeared on TV show's “The Voice”, "London et Kirschenbaum" and Lior Schleien's "Gav Hauma".
Oded won the first prize at the 2013 competition for performing contemporary music at Tel Aviv University, the America-Israel Cultural Foundation Scholarship (2010-2015), the Siday Fellowship for Musical Creativity, through the Jerusalem Institute of Contemporary Music (2017-2019), and Havatzelet group foundation– Cultural and Educational Institutions of HaShomer HaTzair Kibbutzim scholarship (2022).
Oded holds two master degrees from the Academy of Music in Basel, Switzerland; master in percussion performance under Matthias Würsch and a specialized master in contemporary music under Mike Svoboda, Marcus Weiss and Jürg Henneberger. He studied for a bachelor's degree at Tel Aviv University under Alon Bor. His main percussion teachers are Genia Maistrovsky, Tomer Yariv, Christian Dierstein and Robyn Schulkowsky.