Abraham (Avi) Shoshani was born in Israel in 1948 and grew up there.
After completing his army service, Avi enrolled at the Tel Aviv University where his studies included literature, art, theatre and pedagogy. He graduated with a Masters degree in 1973.
In that year, Avi joined the staff of the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra and in 1980, was appointed General Manager.
In 1994, together with Martin Engstroem, Avi founded the Verbier Festival and has since been associated with the Festival in various capacities.
Recently, Avi, together with Martin Engstroem were appointed to create a cultural center in Georgia that will concentrate in Classical Music as well as in education.
The goal is to create a Pan-Caucasian Orchestra that will bring together young musicians from Georgia, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Turkey etc.
Avi is married to Suzi, a professional psychologist. He is father to Noa, Roi and Dafna and grandfather to Guy, Micheal and Ari.