May Endy

    Grant Recipient

    New York, NY, United States


    May Endy was born in 1995 in Jerusalem. He began studying the cello when he was nine with Mrs. Luba Rabin, continued his studies and earn his bachelor’s degree with Professor Hillel Zori and he currently studies for his Master’s degree at the Manhattan school of music in New York with prof. Julia Lichten  .

    May took part in the David Goldman program for outstanding young musicians and the Young Israel Philharmonic Orchestra of the Jerusalem Music Center where he played as first cellist. He has participated in chamber ensembles, programs and orchestral concerts and represented the center in a concert tour in London.

    May participated in international Music Festival and courses in Israel, Switzerland, the Netherlands and in the USA. He participated in master classes with Shmuel Magen, Uri Vardi, Zvi Plesser, Uzi Wiesel, Maria Tz’iicovskaya, Paul Katz, Clara Kim, Dmitry Yablonsky, Melissa Phelps, Gary Hoffman, Amit Peled, Amanda Forsyth, Joel Krosnick, Marcy Rosen and chamber music master classes with the Borodin quartet, Pavel Haas quartet, Appel Hill quartet, Jerusalem quartet, Ariel quartet, Szymanowski Quartet, Emerson quartet, Antony Pay, Orfeo Mandozzi, Valentin Erben, Robert Kulek, Shmuel Ashkenasi, Itzhak Perlman and others.

    May served in the israeli army with the status of “outstanding musician ” and also represented the army musicans program in a concert tour in Germany. For 2 years he was a member in the “Gertler string quartet”- the  representative chamber music ensemble of the Buchmann-Mehta school of music,with them he played concerts In Israel , represented the school in a concert tour in Brazil and record number of concerts to the Israeli radio. He preformed chamber music concerts with acclaimed musician’s as Shmuel Ashkenasi, Guy Braunstein, Members from the Jerusalem quartet, Jerusalem trio, the Richter quartet of the Israel philharmonic and more.

    May is a member in the Perlman Music Program for outstanding strings players from all over the world, under the musical direction of violinist Itzhak Perlman. May take part in the “Musethica Foundation” , playing official concerts as well as concerts for variety of social and humanitarian organizations in Israel.

    Since 2009 receives the Sharet scholarship from The America-Israel Cultural Foundation. May is supported by the Ronen Foundaion. In 2013 May won the first prize at the Israeli National Cello competition named after Eran Zoldan, in 2018 he won the 1st prize at the Buchmann Mehta school of music strings competition and in 2019 he won the 3ed place at the school annual chamber music competition.

    May plays on an old English cello named Tom Allen and a M.H Andersen bow, loaned to him from the America-Israel Cultural Foundation.