Top prize winner at numerous international competitions, the young Israeli cellist
Elia Cohen Weissert is emerging as an exciting young artist, captivating audiences
with her stage presence and sincerity. She is praised for her ‘perfect technique,
warm and very personal sound’.
In 2019 Elia won the first prize at the prestigious international competition
‘Guilhermina Suggia’ in Porto, the second prize at the Antonio Janigro Competition
in Zagreb (2016) (as well as the special prize for the best interpretation of the
modern piece written by A.T. Saban) and the Landgraf von Hessen Prize in the
Kronberg academy masterclasses 2018.
As a soloist, Elia had the pleasure of performing with renowned orchestras such
as the Jerusalem symphony orchestra, the Israel philharmonic orchestra, the
Croatian radio television orchestra, National Orchestra of Belgium, chamber
orchestra of Wallonia, North Czech Philharmonic orchestra, Flaanders symphony
orchestra and Porto symphony orchestra. Elia also gave recitals and chamber
music concerts in great halls such as the Philharmonie de Paris, salle Cortot,
Philharmonie in Berlin, Smetana Hall in Prague, Flagey and Bozar in Brussels, hall
of Brussels conservatory, Theater of Jerusalem, Charles Bronfman auditorium in
Tel aviv, Lisinski Hall in Zagreb, Casa da Musica in Porto... as well as renowned
music festivals such as the Verbier festival, Kronberg cello festival, festival Chopin,
festival salon de provence amongst others. A passionate chamber musician, in
october 2019 Elia joined the quatuor Mona, a string quartet based in Paris.
In 2016 Elia completed her Bachelor studies in the class of Prof. Jens Peter
Maintz at the Berlin university of the arts (UDK) and in 2019 she received her
artist diploma from the Queen Elisabeth Music Chapel, where she studied with
Gary Hoffman. From october 2020 Elia is studying with Marc Coppey at the
Other than the cello, Elia greatest passion has always been opera singing. In 2018
she started her bachelor degree at the Brussels conservatory, and in July 2020
she received the grand prix at the Lotte Lehman vocal academy, encouraging her
to pursue a career as a singer. ‘Her Voice is so outstanding that not only it
convinced the jury, but also the audience can sense that it just experienced an
extraordinary performance: with the aria “Quel guardo” from Donizetti’s Don
Pasquale, Elia shows a stage presence that Racitti praises in the highest tones.
She is the prize winner of this year's Lotte Lehman week.’
Hanno Taufenbach, Lokales aus der Prignitz
She is currently studying voice with Stephanie d'Oustrac in Paris.
Elia is a playing a cello made by Jean-Baptist vuillaum in 1833, loaned by Michael Gutman.