Moshe Elmakias

Piano, composition, & jazz improvisation

Moshe Elmakias is an Israeli composer and pianist currently based in Boston. With a virtuosic personal style (he began studying classical piano at age 6), he is one the most exciting pianists among the new generation of Israeli jazz musicians. He is a graduate of Israel’s Academy of Music and has played with drummer Manu Katche, producer Larry Klein, trumpeter Itamar Borochov, singer Mor Karbasi bassist Leo Espinosa, the Tal Gamlieli Trio, the Yogev Shetrit Trio, and more.

He has toured internationally since age 13, performing, among others, at the Umbria Jazz Festival, Red Sea Jazz Festival, Guatemala Jazz Festival, Austria, Czech Republic, Finland, Poland, Russia, the US and Uzbekistan.

An arranger and composer as well as pianist, Moshe recently completed his Master’s degree at the New England Conservatory of Music while performing and recording around the world. In 2020 he recorded and released an album together with the Israeli-based Nigun Quartet.