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

AWARDS:

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)

Best Screenplay – feature, New York Film Awards Festival (What Kind of Woman)

Best Thriller Screenplay, Festigious Film Festival, LA (Calling Card)

Honorary Mention Best Screenplays, FilmCon Festival, LA (Night Blooming Jasmine)

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)

Finalist, Vancouver Independent Film Festival, Best Human Right’s Film (screenplay) (Night Blooming Jasmine)

Semifinalist, LA Film Awards (LAFA), Best Thriller Screenplay, (Calling Card)

Semifinalist, Florida Script Challenge, Best screenplay – drama,  ((Night Blooming Jasmine)

Semifinalist, IndieX Film Fest, LA, Best Short Film (Crossroads, 47m, 6 short plays about love, pain, and hope.)

OFFICIAL SELECTION, FILM FESTIVALS 2021:

WHAT KIND OF WOMAN, A screenplay based on her play:

New York Film Awards

Berlin Independent Art Film

Toronto Women Film Festival

Feedback Female Film Festival (FFFF) 

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NIGHT BLOOMING JASMINE, A screenplay based on her play:

FilmCon Awards, LA

Vancouver Independent Film Festival

Florida Script Challenge

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CALLING CARD, An original screenplay, a thriller:

Los Angeles Film Awards LAFTA

Festigious Los Angeles

Thriller/Suspence Festival

Santa Monica Shorts

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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:

Toronto Indie Shorts Festival

Cannes International Cinema Festival

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CROSSROADS, a short film (47m) about love, pain, and hope

IndieX Fest, LA

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PIANIST:

CONCERT TOURS:

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

SOLOIST WITH:

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.

RECORDINGS:

EMI:

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

CHANDOS:

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

KOCH INT.:

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

BLACK BOX:

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

HISTORIC RECORDINGS:

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

DECCA:

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

GUILDE de DISQUES:

Moussorgsky, Pictures of an Exhibition.
Israela Margalit, piano

TELARC:

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

RESONANCE:

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

QUARTZ

Chopin, the complete Nocturnes
Israela Margalit, piano

UNIVERSAL UCJ

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

Romantic Piano Favorites
Israela Margalit, piano

QRV

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

WRITER:

TELEVISION

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

PLAYS

NIGHT BLOOMING JASMINE
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.

TRIO
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.)

FIRST PRIZE
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

AUTHOR

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    

Birthdays

Published in 101 Words 2016

 Tissues

Published in Fridayflashfiction 2016

Stranger in the Night

Published in Bunbury  2016

Good Advice

Published in Shorthumor UK 2016

Enlightenment

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

Drenched

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

 Trapped

Published in littlesomethingspress.com 2020

No Way, Not Me

Shortlisted at A3 Press, Chapbooks Titles UK 2020

Relic of the Future

Finalist Brooklyn Nonfiction Prize 2020

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ESSAYS

About Winning and Losing, Competition, rejection, and heartbreak

Published in Medium, 2021

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

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COMMUNITY

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.