About Itamar Eliash

Itamar Eliash was born in 1996 in Israel, and lives in Moshav Givat Yeshayahu. He is the recipient of the America-Israel Cultural Foundation Scholarship for Percussion for 2016–17. A graduate of the jazz music program at the Thelma Yellin High School of the Arts, he now serves in the IDF as a Musician of Excellence. At 9, Itamar began to play drums at the music conservatory in Kibbbutz Tzorah. At 13, he began to study with the jazz musician and composer Jerry Garbal. Since the age of 16, Itamar has studied percussion at Tremolo, the Israeli Percussion Center, with Tomer Yariv.

In 2012, while a student at the Thelma Yellin High School of the Arts, Itamar performed with the school’s jazz ensemble at Shablul (a jazz club) and at the Givatayim Theater. In 2015 he performed with his high school’s symphony orchestra. In May, he participated in the final concert of the David Goldman Program for Outstanding Young Musicians at the Jerusalem Music Center in Mishkenot Sha’ananim, as part of the percussion section under the direction of Tomer Yariv. In June of that year, he performed at the Levontin 7 Club as part of the trio “Alata”, with an original composition which they had written. During 2016, he played in “Gorodish”, a play produced by the Cameri Theater in Tel Aviv. In February of that year, he appeared with the Israel Sy Orchestra Rishon LeTzion as part of the Talin Festival in Tel Aviv. In August, he played in the Tel Aviv production of Steven Sondheim’s “Into the Woods”. Between 2013–2016 Itamar has participated in masterclasses with Warren Wolf, Emanuel Sejourne , Mark Ford, and Tomer Yariv.

Itamar Eliash

Percussion, Composition, Classical

Givat Yeshayahu, Israel
Grant Recipient

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