Israela Margalit
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“A star”
USA Today

Israela Margalit is a playwright, television and screen writer, an author, a concert pianist and recording artist, with awards or honors in all categories.


Primetime EMMY nomination (The Well-tempered Bach with Peter Ustinov)

Gold Medal The New York Film and Television Festival (Celebrating Haydn with Sir Peter Ustinov)

Best CD, The British Music Industry Awards, (Korngold, EMI)

Finalist, The Long Island Film Festival, (Classic Changes)

Runner Up, Leapfrog Press Fiction Prize (story collection), (Too Much, Collection of short fiction, 33 stories)

Finalist, The Tennessee Williams Short Fiction Contest, (Drenched)

Finalist, The Scribes Valley Publishing Short Story Competition, (Drenched)

Runner Up, The R.H. Cummings Memorial Short Story, UK, (Too Much, the story)

Finalist, The Glimmer Train Press Very Short Story Competition, (California King Size)

Ovation-recommendation LA (Trio)

NEA Media Award (Seeking Haydn with Sir Peter Ustinov, and The Mozart Mystique with Sir Peter Ustinov)

Nominated, Pen Short Story Prize for Emerging Writers (A Whorehouse in Munich)

Honorary Mention Best Play, The NY Short Play Festival (On the Bench)

Outstanding Production, The New York Midtown International Theater Festival, (Get Me a Guy)

Outstanding Writing Nomination, The New York Midtown International Theater Festival(Get Me a Guy)

Finalist, The Brooklyn Nonfiction Prize (Relic of the Future)

Shortlisted, A3 Press, Chapbooks Titles, UK (No Way, Not Me)



WHAT KIND OF WOMAN a screenplay by Israela Margalit

Winner: New York Film Awards, Best screenplay – feature

Winner: Vegas Movie Awards,  Best Screenplay / Feature

Winner: Vegas Movie Awards, Best Screenwriter, Feature

Nominated:   5th Annual New York Film Awards Best Screenplay

Official Selections 

Vegas Movie Awards

Berlin Independent Art Film

Toronto Women Film Festival

FEEDBACK Female Film Festival (FFFF)

London New Wave Film Festival  

NIGHT BLOOMING JASMINE, a screenplay by Israela Margalit. based on her play.

Winner: FilmCon Awards, LA, Honorary Mention Screenplays

Finalist:  Vancouver Independent Film Festival, Best Screenplay, Drama

Semifinalist: Florida Script Challenge, Best Drama Feature, Screenplays

CALLING CARD, a screenplay by Israela Margalit

Winner: Festigious Film Festival LA Best Thriller Screenplay

Semifinalist: LA Film Awards (LAFA), Best Thriller Screenplay

 Official Selections

Festigous Film Festival

FilmCon Awards Film Festival

Thriller/Suspence Festival

Santa Monica Shorts

New York Independent Cinema Awards

ON THE BENCH, a short screenplay by Israela Margalit

Winner:  Bes Screenplay, Vienna Indie Short Screenplay 2022

Official selection

Venice Shorts.

Vienna Indie Short Film 

CROSSROADS ( a 47m streaming show, 6 plays about love, pain, and hope, written, co-directed and produced by Israela Margalit

Semifinalist: IndieX Film Fest, Best Short Film

Nominated: Independent Shorts Awards Best Film

Official Selection

IndieX Film Fest

Independent Shorts Awards

SEX TODAY, LOVE TOMORROW, A TV comedy series pilot, based on her plays 3 O’clock in Brooklyn and Rendezvous, written together with James Harmon Brown

Official Selection

Toronto Indie Shorts Festival

Cannes International Cinema Festival




USA, England, Scotland, Germany, Austria, Holland
France, Italy, Hungary, Russia, Mexico, Venezuela
Brazil, Argentina, Israel, India, Singapore, Hong Kong,


The Berlin Philharmonic, The Munich Philharmonic, The London Symphony, The London Philharmonic, London Philharmonia, The New York Philharmonic, The Philadelphia Orchestra, The Boston Symphony, The Chicago Symphony, The Cleveland Orchestra, The Pittsburgh Symphony, The Washington National Orchestra, The Saint Louis Symphony, The Detroit Symphony, The Houston Symphony, The Hamburg Philharmonic, Koeln Guerzenich, The Bonn Philharmonic, The Berlin Radio Orchestra, The Berlin Symphony, The Frankfurt Radio Symphony, The Stuttgart Philharmonic, The Bremen Philharmonic, The Hannover Radio Orchestra, The Vienna Symphony, The Scottish National Orchestra, The Royal Concertgebau Orchestra, The Rotterdam Philharmonic, The French National Orchestra, The Nice Chamber Orchestra, The Santa Cecilia Orchestra, The Rome Radio Symphony, The Milan Radio Symphony, The Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra, The Prague Chamber Orchestra, The Budapest Radio Symphony, The Buenos Aires Philharmonic, The Tokyo Philharmonic, The Jerusalem Radio Orchestra, The Haifa Symphony, The Israel Philharmonic Orchestra.



The Anglo-American Chamber Music Series, 7 CD’s.
Israela Margalit, piano
The soloists of The New York Philharmonic Orchestra
Korngold, The British Music Industry Award, Best CD
Israela Margalit, piano
The soloists of the London Symphony Orchestras.


Brahms, Piano Concerto No.1
Mendellsohn, Capriccio Brilliant
Israela Margalit, piano
The London Symphony Orchestra, Bryden Thomson, conductor.

Schumann, Piano Concerto
Saint-Seans, Piano Concerto No. 2
The London Philharmonic Orchestra, Bryden Thomson, conductor.

Liszt, Piano Pieces.
Israela Margalit, piano

Beethoven, Sonatas.
Israela Margalit, piano


Schnittke, Piano Concerto No. 2
Shostakovich, Piano Concerto No. 1
Israela Margalit, piano
The Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra, Donald Mara, conductor.

Shostakovich Three Fantastic Dances, Dances of the Doll
Israela Margalit, piano

Grieg, Lyrical Pieces.
Israela Margalit, piano


Rachmaninoff, Concerto No. 2
Israela Margalit, piano
The London Symphony Orchestra. Barry Wordsworth, conductor.


Mozart, Piano Concerto K. 491 in C Minor (live)
Israela Margalit, piano
The Rome Radio Orchestra, Lorin Maazel, conductor.


Prokofiev Piano Concerto No 3
Israela Margalit, piano
The London New Philharmonia, Lorin Maazel, conductor

Chopin, Piano Concerto No. 1
Israela Margalit, piano
The London New Philharmonia, Lorin Maazel, conductor

Chopin, Piano sonata No 2 in B Flat minor


Moussorgsky, Pictures of an Exhibition.
Israela Margalit, piano


Chausson, Concerto for Violin, Piano and String Quartet
Israela Margalit, piano
Lorin Maazel, violin
The soloists of the Cleveland Orchestra


Mozart Quintet for Piano and Wind Instruments
Israela Margalit, piano
The soloists of the New York Philharmonic Orchestra


Chopin, the complete Nocturnes
Israela Margalit, piano


Brahms, the complete Hungarian Dances and Waltzes, in four hands
Israela Margalit, Ilann Margalit Maazel, piano 4-hands

Romantic Piano Favorites
Israela Margalit, piano


Schumann Davidsbündlertänze Op. 6
Brahms Rhapsodies Op. 79
Israela Margalit, piano



CELEBRATING HAYDN WITH SIR PETER USTINOV, a two-hour PBS Special. Produced by PBS Oregon/Wisconsin, EuroArts, SAT 3, ORF, and Hungarian TV.
Gold Medal, The New York Film and Television Festival.
NEA Media Award.

THE MOZART MYSTIQUE WITH SIR PETER USTINOV, a two-hour PBS Special, produced by PBS Oregon/Wisconsin, SAT 3, Deutsche Welle, Transtel.
NEA Media Award.

THE IMMORTAL BEETHOVEN WITH PETER USTINOV, a two-hour PBS Special, produced by PBS Oregon/Wisconsin, Deutsche Welle, Transtel.

THE WELL-TEMPERED BACH WITH PETER USTINOV, a two hour PBS Special, produced by PBS Oregon/Wisconsin, Deutsche Welle, Transtel.
Emmy nomination.

CLASSIC CHANGES, FROM RUBINSTEIN TO SHOSTAKOVICH TO SCHNITTKE, a one-hour television special, produced by Moonlight Productions.
Certificate of Merit, The Long Island Film festival.

JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH, four, half-hour programs, produced by Deutsche Welle, Transtel.

BEETHOVEN, THE PRODIGY, THE TITAN, a one-hour Special, produced by Arts & Entertainment.
Selected for permanent display in the Museum of Broadcasting,
New York.

CLARA, a one-hour drama special, produced by ZDF.

PUSHKIN, a 100-episode prime time drama series, bible. RWS/Russia Channel 1


The Tribeca Playhouse, New York. Jeremy Dobrish, director, Christopher Roberts, producer.

3 O’clock in Brooklyn
Access Theater, New York. Margarett Perry, director and producer.

Presumed Guilty
Access Theater, New York, “Gallery Works”. Israela Margalit, director.

Sovremennik Theater, Moscow, tours across Russia and Ukraine. Pyotor Stein, director. Evgeny Morozov, producer.

Vakhtanghov Theater, Moscow, directed by Emmanuel Vitorgan after Pyotor Stein. Irina Vitorga, producer.

The Lounge Theater, Los Angeles. Rick Sparks, director. Rachel Lehrman, producer. Ovation recommended.

The Vörösmarty Theatre in Székesfehérvár, Hungary.
Hungarian Theaters Festival in Pecs: Best Actor (Schumann) Best Actress (Clara)

ON THE BENCH, The Globe Theater New York (Outstanding Play Honorary Mention); Happiness Festival, The Drilling Company New York, 9/11 Festival Sceince Theater Los Angeles (Finalist.)

The ArcLight Theater, New York. Margarett Perry, director. Adam Fitzgerald, producer.

BELOVED SISTERS, a drama series, SAT 1, Germany. Columbia TriStar International. Story Consultant

CROSSROADS six plays about love, loss, and hope, a streaming show


24 stories published in the US and the UK:

A Whorehouse in Munich

Published in Storgy UK, 2016, published in Slipped Disc Inside Classical Music. Nominated Pen Short Story Prize for Emerging Writers

California King Size                                                                                               Finalist Top 25 out of a 1000, 2016 Glimmer Train Press Very Short Fiction Competition Spring 2016. Published in Vine Leaves Press anthology 2017    


Published in 101 Words 2016


Published in Fridayflashfiction 2016

Stranger in the Night

Published in Bunbury  2016

Good Advice

Published in Shorthumor UK 2016


Published in Funnyfivehundred 2016

Only a Nurse

Published in Lilith 2017. Shortlisted in Tuliptree Review Contest “Stories that need to be told”

Age Appropriate

Published in Sammiches and Psych Meds 2017

A Scaffolding for Five

Published  in Bookend Review 2017

 Moral Fiber

Published in Short Fiction Break 2017

Too Much                                                                                                                         Published in Willowdown Books Life Dance anthology 2017                                                                                                                                 Runner up  at R. H. Memorial Short Story Competition                         

I, the Jury                                                                                                                  Published in Full Grown People Lit Magazine 2017                                                                                                          

Honorary Mention  Flash Fiction Contest Spring 2017, Flash Fiction WOW

Found and Lost

Published in Fifty Word Stories 2017

The Other Side of the Moon

Published in The MOON Magazine 2018, published in Slipped Disc Inside Classical Music 2018


Published in Take a Mind TripAnthology of Award-Winning Short Stories Scribes Press Publications 2018

Finalist The Scribes Valley Publishing Short Story Competition 2018

Finalist The Tennessee Williams 2018 Festival Short Fiction Contest

We Care

Published in Fifty-word stories magazine 2018

Grieving 101

Published in Blood & Bourbon “Money Issue”  2018

A Moment to Remember

Published in Flash Fiction Magazine 2018

The Connoisseur

Published in Tricksters & Treats 3 7 Deadly Sins anthology 2019

 Horoscopes Don’t Lie

Published in Blue Lake Review 2020


Published in 2020

No Way, Not Me

Shortlisted at A3 Press, Chapbooks Titles UK 2020

Relic of the Future

Finalist Brooklyn Nonfiction Prize 2020



About Winning and Losing, Competition, rejection, and heartbreak

Published in Medium, 2021

Published in slipped disc as “Confession of a piano competitions. judge.” 2021



The Lark Theater, Board (5 years)

The Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance, International Board of Trustees (7 years – …)

The Fire This Time emerging black playwrights festival, Advisory Board (6 years)

92nd Street Y Tish Center for the Arts, council (4 years)

Founding President, Music and More, a non-profit organization devoted to bringing classical music to inner city school children ( 1985 -…)

Artistic Director, PolitiKos, New York’s Political Theater Festival (2015)

Israela Margalit speaks Hebrew, English, French and German, and writes in English.