Israeli soprano and cellist Elia Cohen Weissert has established herself as an exciting and versatile
artist, combining her two instruments in unique lyricism. She is praised for her « perfect
technique, warm and very personal sound. »
After having discovered her voice at the age of 23, Elia worked closely with Stephanie D’oustrac
in Paris and later with Fionnuala McCarthy in Rostock (HMT). Since 2022, Elia has been studying
opera singing at the Chapelle Musicale Reine Elizabeth with Josée van Damm and Sophie Koch.
She made her debut at the Theater Vorpommern in Germany in the role of Amore (Oreo ed
Euridice - Gluck), then the role of Adina (L'elixir d'amour - Donizetti) in Rostock. She also sang the
Role of Michaela (Carmen) in the festival « Éole en Musique » in Paimboeuf.
From September 2023 she will be a member of the Opera studio in Rostock.
« Her voice is so extraordinary that it not only convinces the jury, but also the audience can feel
that they have just witnessed an extraordinary performance: With the aria "Quel guardo il
cavaliere" from Donizetti's Don Pasquale, Elia shows a stirring stage presence »
Hanno Taufenbach, Lokales aus der Prignitz
Winner of numerous prizes in international competitions (1st Prizewinner of the prestigious
"Guilhermina Suggia" International cello Competition in Porto, 2nd Prize at the "Antonio Janigro"
International Competition in Zagreb, Landgraf von Hessen Prize at the Kronberg Academy 2018
and others) Elia Cohen Weissert performs regularly in Europe, as well as in Israel and in the United
States, in renowned festivals such as the Verbier Festival, the Kronberg Cello Festival, Chopin
She has also performed in major concert halls such as the Berlin Philharmonic, the Smetana Hall
in Prague, Flagey and Bozar in Brussels, Jerusalem Theater, Bronfman Auditorium in Tel Aviv,
Lisinski Hall in Zagreb and Casa da Musica in Porto.
As a soloist she has performed with the Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra, the Israel Philharmonic
Orchestra, the Croatian Radio Orchestra, the National Orchestra of Belgium, the Walloon
Chamber Orchestra, the Czech Philharmonic Orchestra and the Porto Symphony Orchestra with
conductors such as Christian Zacharias, Franck Braley.
A passionate chamber musician, Elia had the pleasure of collaborating with Josquin Otal, Philippe
Graffin, Paul Meyer, Miguel da Silva Maxim Vengerov, Quatuor Modigliani and Eric Lesage