About Ella Bukszpan

Ella Bukszpan began studying the violin at age 7 with Emma Elishov at the Givatayim Conservatory of Music. At age 14 she switched to viola and studied with Delia Yaakov at the Israel Conservatory of Music in Tel Aviv and then with Tali Kravitz at the Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance. Ella holds a B.M. from the Manhattan School of Music, having studied with Patinka Kopec and in Fall 2023, will continue there for a M.M degree studying with both Pinchas Zukerman and Patinka Kopec.

Ella participated in music programs such as the Perlman Music Program, Young Artists Program, Keshet Eilon Summer Program, Aspen Music Festival, Musethica, Summer Music Academy of Nice, Astona Summer Music Academy, Polyphony Foundation and has taken part in masterclasses with Jonathan Brown, Molly Carr, Krzysztof Chorzelski, Miguel da Silva, Kirsten Doctor, Miriam Fried, Amihai Grosz, Jeffrey Irvine, Grigory Kalinovsky, Kim Kashkashian, Masao Kawasaki, Patinka Kopec, Tatjana Masurenko, Pacifica Quartet, Itzhak Perlman, Yitzhak Rashkovski, Emmanuella Reiter, Carol Rodland, Uzi Wiesel, Roger Tapping, Pinchas Zukerman, and other distinguished artists.

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. She has served in the Israeli Defense Force as an “Outstanding Musician”.

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. 2nd prize winner at the Ruth Widder Chamber Music Competition in 2021 and 1st prize winner of the ASQ competition in 2022 at the Manhattan School of Music. Ella plays on the viola made by Joannes Franciscus Pressenda in 1833 generously loaned to her by Mr. Yehuda Zisapel.

Ella Bukszpan

Viola, Classical

Givatayim, Israel
Grant Recipient