Ella Bukszpan

viola

born in Jerusalem in 1997, began studying the violin at age 7 with Emma Elishov at the Givatayim conservatory of music. When she was 14 she decided to permanently switch to the viola. Since 2012, Ella has been studying Viola Performance at the Israel Conservatory of Music in Tel Aviv, first with Delia Yaakov and then with Tali Kravitz at the Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance. Ella currently studies with Ms. Patinka Kopec at the Manhattan School of Music in New York City.

Ella participated music programs such as Perlman Music Program in Israel and abroad, Young Artists Program in Canada directed by maestro Pinchas Zukerman, Keshet Eilon Summer Program, The Aspen Music Festival, Musethica, Astona Summer Music Academy in Switzerland. She is part of the Polyphony Foundation, with which she performed in Israel and abroad.

She is a Thelma Yellin High School of the Arts graduate and has performed solo with the school’s symphony orchestra. She participated in the David Goldman Chamber Music Program for Outstanding Musicians at the Jerusalem Music Center and was a member of the Young Israel Philharmonic Orchestra from 2011-2015.

After High School studies, she has served in the Israeli Defense Force as an Outstanding musician, as part of national mandatory military service.

She has attended master classes with Miriam Fried, Itzhak Perlman, Pinchas Zukerman, Tatjana Masurenko, Roger Tapping, Krzysztof Chorzelski, Uzi Wiesel, Yitzhak Rashkovski, Jeffrey Irvine, Carol Rodland, Emmanuella Reiter, Amihai Grosz, Patinka Kopec, Grigory Kalinovsky, Miguel da Silva, Lilach Levanon, Jonathan Brown, Masao Kawasaki and other distinguished artists.

In 2010, she received the Havah Stern excellence scholarship and has been a scholarship recipient of the America-Israel Cultural Foundation since 2013. Since 2019, Ella is being supported by the Ronen-Foundation and Zefunot Culture Foundation.

Ella plays on a viola made by Joannes Franciscus Pressenda in 1833 generously loaned to her by Mr. Yehuda Zisapel.

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