Conductor & Composer
‘And it came to pass, when the musician played, that the hand of the Lord came upon him’ (Kings 2 Chapter 3, verse 19)
Classical music has always been in the forefront for Elli, influencing him from an early age and setting him on a musical path that has culminated with Maestro Elli Jaffe being the most renowned Jewish conductor throughout the globe.
Born and raised in Jerusalem, Elli graduated with distinction from the Rubin Academy in Jerusalem and received his Artist Diploma.
Elli was honoured by receiving the Earnst Reed prize for conducting from the Royal Academy of Music in London, as well as the Edith de Philip Prize for Opera conducting.
In Jerusalem, he also had the opportunity to receive tuition from Leonard Bernstein and Igor Markevitch’
In 1986, Elli established the first Cantorial School in Jerusalem.
Maestro Elli Jaffe
Conductor & Composer
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"Light Festive Overture" (Jaffe) The Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra IBA
Ida Haendel - Mendelssohn violin concerto op. 64 Conducted by Elli Jaffe
"La Forza del Destino" (Verdi) conducted by Maestro Elli Jaffe
Bernstein Centenary / Prague Conducted by Elli Jaffe
Saint-Saens Bacchanale [From 'Samson et Dalila'] in Palm Beach
Kol Nidrei (M. Bruch) Coductor Eli Jaffe with Ina Joost on Cello
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Elli Jaffe was the first in our generation to establish cantorial schools in Israel. Many of the leading cantors of the last forty years have emerged from these schools. Graduates from the school Elli established, are now performing regularly all over the country and the world, serving many Jewish communities of all affiliations as public messengers between their congregations.
Elli Jaffe is a sought-after lecturer in the field of liturgical Jewish music in Israel and abroad. He initiated the “Hallelujah” Festival at Kibbutz Lavi under the auspices of the Ministry of Education and Culture on the Subject of Prayer. Jaffe is considered a first-rate educator and teacher in the world of Jewish music, regarding the proper wording and articulation of prayer.