Eli Heifetz is one of the most distinguished clarinetists in Israel and has been the principal clarinetist of the Israel Chamber Orchestra since its foundation in 1965, He studied with Yona Ettlinger, Raquel Adonail and Rami Shevelov, among others.  He has appeared in Israel, Europe, at the United States as soloist under the baton of conductors such as Bertini, Berio, Nelson, Inbal, Barshai and Commissiona.  Apart from solo appearances, he is active as a chamber musician and has performed with the Bartok Quartet, the Nuova Quartetto Italiano, pianist Claude Frank, violinist Shlomo Mintz, oboist Heinz Holliger and flautist Aurèle Nicolet.  In 1980, Heifetz founded the Camerata Trio of which he is a member till the present.  At the end of 1991, he recorded for CD1 records, with Idith Zvi at the piano, two CDs, Heifetz plays Baroque and Heifetz plays Schubert.  In 1994 three more CDs were released, among those the Copland Clarinet Concerto.  At present, Eli Heifetz teaches at the Rubin Academy of Music and Dance, Jerusalem.


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