Elia Cohen-Weissert / Photo: Boaz Arad

Elia Cohen-Weissert

Elia Cohen-Weissert


The young Israeli cellist Elia Cohen-Weissert is emerging as an exciting artist, captivating audiences with her stage presence and sincerity. Elia Cohen-Weissert performed in several renowned music festivals such as the Verbier festival and the Kronberg Cello festival, and is performing regularly in Europe as well as Russia, Israel, and the United States of America, as a chamber musician and as a soloist. She played in great halls such as the 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 and had performed as a soloist 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 Wallonie and the North Czech Philharmonic orchestra.

Amongst others, Elia Cohen-Weissert had the pleasure of playing chamber music with Philippe Graffin, Michael Gutman, Miguel da Silva, Josquin Otal (the Duo Affetto, founded in 2016) and Maxim Vengerov.

Elia Cohen-Weissert received many prizes in national and international competitions, amongst others the “Kopf Röhrs” prize in Germany, the second prize at the prestigious Antonio Janigro Competition in Zagreb as well as the special prize for the best interpretation of the modern piece written by A.T. Saban, given to her by the composer himself who was impressed by her interpretation, and the Landgraf von Hessen Prize in the Kronberg academy masterclasses 2018.

Born in 1994 in Jerusalem, Elia Cohen-Weissert started playing the cello at the age of 7 at the Jerusalem Conservatory of music and merely two years afterwards, received an honorary scholarship from the America-Israel foundation. She completed her Bachelor studies in the class of Prof. Jens Peter Maintz at The UdK Berlin and from October 2016, Elia Cohen-Weissert is studying at Queen Elisabeth Music Chapel in Waterloo  in the class of Gary Hoffman and Jeroen Reuling. From September 2018 Elia Cohen-Weissert is studying lyrical singing at the Royal conservatory of Brussels at the class of Yucheng Lu.

She is a playing a cello made by Jean-Baptist vuillaum in 1833, loaned by the Michael Gutman.

Last updated: July 2019