His education began with Ilona Feher whom he studied violin with at the age of nine. His studies were interrupted by the Holocaust between 1944 and 1945, but he was able to resume them afterwards. Happily he won at a competition in Debrecen for young musicians.
Later, his parents moved to Kibbutz Dalya in Israel. An Aliyat Hanoar scholarship enabled him to continue his studies in the vicinity of Haifa. Living here he continued with studies at the Music Institute of Oranim Teachers' College under the direction of professors Abel Ehrlich and Yizhak Sadai.
Carmel began composing music during his thirties, with a debut performance in Tel Aviv.
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