Cellist Ella Toovy maintains an active career in the fields of chamber and contemporary music.
Performed intensively in New York and in the US, at venues such as Weill and Zankel Hall at Carnegie Hall, Merkin Hall, Steinway Hall. As a soloist she performed with the Rutgers University Orchestra and with the Havana Chamber orchestra. In New York she was the founder and artistic director of the Link Ensemble - a ‘Pierrot’ sextet performing. Internationally she toured and performed in France,
Spain, Germany, Romania, Hong Kong, South Korea, China, in Cuba and of course in her native Israel.
In Israel Ella joined the Israeli contemporary players since 2010 and performs regularly in its concerts series, festivals, tours and recordings. Ella is the founding member of the Alexander Piano Trio, with violnist Nitai Zori and pianist Michal Tal. She also served as the principal cellist for the Netanya-Kibbutz Chamber Orchestra and is and curates a series of chamber music concerts in Beit Yizhak in collaboration with pianist Irit Rub. She performed at music festival in Israel and around the world such as the Cerdanya MusicFestival in Spain and the Cooperstown chamber music festival, NY Summer Music Festival, Israeli Music Festival, Felicja Blumenthal festivals, as well as numerous contemporary music festivals. Many of her performances were broadcasted on the radio.
As an active pedagogue, she is on faculty at the Buchman-Mehta School of Music at the Tel Aviv University coaching the contemporary Music workshop as well as maintaining her cello studio at the Givataaim conservatory. She regularly works with the Jerusalem Music Center programs for advanced young players. Ella holds a DMA from Mason Gross School at Rutgers University and a Masters degree from the Manhattan School of Music. She completed her undergraduate studies at the Rubin
Academy of Music in Jerusalem with Professor Shmuel Magen. . She continued her studies in
the USA with Mr. Alan Stepansky and Mr. Jonathan Spitz. She also holds a BA in Middle Eastern Studies from the Hebrew University.