Tom Ben Ishai

    Grant Recipient

    Haifa, Israel


    Tom Ben Ishai- Soprano

    Born in Haifa, Israel, 1993. Graduate of the class of Marina Levitt and Zvi Zemel in the Jerusalem Music Academy, 2016.

    Graduate of the Dunie Weizmann Conservatory in Singing (Noa Bizansky) and Piano (Irit Aloni) of the music departments in “Reut” school of arts and “Leo Beck” High School.

    Tom is supported by the America – Israel Cultural Foundation Scholarship in the years 2012-2017, and the Haifa culture Fund scholarship during between 2007-2011.

    She was a member of “Bat Shir” choir, the representative choir of the Haifa Symphonic Orchestra, during the years 2004-2014. Tom served in the IDF as outstanding musician.

    Lately she participated in the role of Constance in the opera “Dialogues des Carmelites” by Poulenc, the role of Rose in the opera “la jolie parfumeuse” by Offenbach and the role of Tito in the opera “Guilio Sabino” by Sarti.  In March 2016, Tom took third prize at the Paul Ben Haim Competition. Tom took third prize at the Art Song Competition in Memory of Ada Brodsky, held at the Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance in January 2015 and February 2016. She also was a finalist of the IMVAI TLV international program.

    Tom is a singer of the New Israeli Vocal Ensemble conducted by Yuval Ben-Ozer. Tom is also a graduate of “Tedarim” project- the reserve project of Meitar Ensemble for contemporary music and a member in Cecilia Ensemble.


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