Elisha Kravitz

    Grant Recipient

    Wassenaar, Netherlands


    Born in Jerusalem in 1993, Elisha began his piano studies with Lena Nemirovsky-Wiskind at the Jerusalem Conservatory ‘Hassadna’. He went on to study with Yaron Rosenthal at the Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance and Emanuel Krasovsky at the Buchmann-Mehta School of Music, where he completed his bachelor’s degree. He currently studies at the Royal Conservatoire Den Hague with Naum Grubert.

    Awards and prizes include 3d prize at the Jerusalem Academy competition (2013), 1st prize at the Arianne Katz competition (2014), 5th prize and prize for performance of an Israeli work at the Voice of Music competition (2015) and 2nd prize at the Pnina Salzman competition (2017). Elisha has also received an Alexander Volkov memorial scholarship (2015). He appeared as soloist with the Haifa and Jerusalem symphony orchestras, conducted by Vag Papian and Frederic Chaslin.

    Elisha took part in master classes with Robert Levine, Richard Goode, Tatiana Zelikman, Murray Perahia, Emanuel Ax and Jacques Rouvier. He has participated in international festivals such as the Aspen Festival, Holland Music Sessions and the International Mendelssohn-Akademie Leipzig.

    Elisha completed his service in the IDF as an Outstanding Musician. He is a recipient of scholarships from the America-Israel Cultural Foundation since 2008, including an excellence scholarship in 2012.


    AICF Articles about Elisha Kravitz

    | Foundation News
    The winners of AICF’s 19th Aviv Competitions were announced on January 3 at the Tel-Aviv Museum of Art. This year, thirty five candidates competed in four categories: piano, singing, cello, and brass. The winner of the Rafi Guralnik Award for Piano, a…

    | Foundation News
    The four musicians who have been chosen as finalists for the Rafi Guralnik piano award of the Aviv Competitions are Yuval Chen, Roni Levy, Itai Navon, and Elisha Kravitz. In addition, three pianists have made it to the final round of the “Best Performa…