Concert pianist. Recording artist. Playwright. Screen writer. Author.
“Tremendous performance. Editor’s Choice.” Gramophone
“One plays like this in one’s dream.” London Evening Standard
“She belongs at the very top of the list of performers. Her playing is sensitive, totally sumptuous, brilliant, vital, commanding, and above all crystal clear.” American Record Guide
“An extraordinary theatrical experience.” Yediot America
“A wise and powerful drama. A must see.” Santa Monica Daily Press
“As beautiful, subtle, and poignant as any play that I have seen
in New York this year. It demonstrates a strong conceptual understanding of human interaction.” My Entertainment
Her awards include: 5 Best Screenplay Awards at New York Film Awards, Vegas Movie Awards, Paris Independent Film Festival, Festigious International Film Festival LA, and Vienna Indie Short Film Festival. Gold Medal NY Film & Video Festival. Award Best stage play Oxford Script Awards UK. Prime time EMMY nomination. Finalist the Tennessee Williams Short Fiction Contest. Best CD the British Music Industry Awards.
She has been a soloist of 50 of the world’s greatest orchestras, including the Berlin, London, Tokyo and Israel Philharmonics and the American Big Five of Cleveland, Chicago, Boston, Philadelphia and New York. She has recorded for EMI, Chandos Telarc, and Decca with the London Symphony, the London Philharmonic, and the Moscow Philharmonic, including the critically-acclaimed CDs of Brahms Piano Concerto #1, Saint-Seans Piano Concerto No 2, and Rachmaninoff Piano Concerto No 2; her celebrated Anglo American 20th Century Composers chamber music series in collaboration with soloists of the New York Philharmonic and the London Symphony Orchestras, and the Chausson Concerto for Piano, Violin and String Quartet with Lorin Maazel and the soloists of the Cleveland Otchestra.
Her plays Night Blooming Jasmine, 3 O’clock in Brooklyn, Get Me a Guy, and First Prize, have been produced in New York to audience and press acclaim. Her play, Trio, premiered in Moscow in a Russian translation, and performed to sold-out halls for 7 years, followed by an Ovation-recommended production in LA, and a production in Hungary’s Theater Festival. She wrote TV specials for Germany’s ARD, ZDF and Trastel-Deutsche-Welle in collaboration with Oregon and Wisconsin Public Broadcasting, including 4 award-winning shows for Sir Peter Ustinov. 24 of her short stories have been published.
She is a mother of 2, and lives in New York. She speaks Hebrew, English, French and German, and writes in English.
“Israela Margalit knows whereof she speaks.” The New York Times