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Vivian Israel- cellist and guest artist

Vivian Israel began her musical studies with her father, Theodore Israel, the world class violinist/violist. Ms. Israel continued her studies with Harvey Shapiro and George Ricci. She is well known in the New York area for her performances with the All Seasons Chamber Players, The New York Piano Trio, L’Amore di Musica, and she was the founding member of the Artemis Chamber Ensemble, The Cayenne Chamber Ensemble & Piano Trio, and most recently with The Ensemble Players. Ms. Israel concertizes extensively with her varied chamber groups throughout the New York area. Currently, she has formed a chamber music group named The Ensemble Players.

She has appeared with such great musical stars as Ray Charles at Carnegie Hall, Luther Vandross, Diana Ross, Stevie Nicks, and Art Garfunkel. Vivian Israel has been an active member of the New York Broadway Musical scene since 1983 when she returned to New York with such greats as Les Miserables, Carousel, Ragtime, The Boy from Oz with Hugh Jackman, The Lion King, Spamalot and La Cage aux Folles, Gypsy and West Side Story. This past year Vivian Israel  completed a nine piece CD with the ethnic folk jazz band, SKYLIGHT.  Ms. Israel  has been a member of the Long Island Philharmonic since 1983 where she shares  the first cello seat and is also the leader of the children’s educational outreach program with her flute or string quartet and quintet. She is an experienced  coach for instrumentalists of all levels and ages.

Vivian Israel began her musical studies with her father, Theodore Israel, the world class violinist/violist. Ms. Israel continued her studies with Harvey Shapiro and George Ricci. She is well known in the New York area for her performances with the All Seasons Chamber Players, The New York Piano Trio, L’Amore di Musica, and she was the founding member of the Artemis Chamber Ensemble, The Cayenne Chamber Ensemble & Piano Trio, and most recently with The Ensemble Players. Ms. Israel concertizes extensively with her varied chamber groups throughout the New York area. Currently, she has formed a chamber music group named The Ensemble Players. 

She has appeared with such great musical stars as Ray Charles at Carnegie Hall, Luther Vandross, Diana Ross, Stevie Nicks, and Art Garfunkel. Vivian Israel has been an active member of the New York Broadway Musical scene since 1983 when she returned to New York with such greats as Les Miserables, Carousel, Ragtime, The Boy from Oz with Hugh Jackman, The Lion King, Spamalot and La Cage aux Folles, Gypsy and West Side Story. This past year Vivian Israel  completed a nine piece CD with the ethnic folk jazz band, SKYLIGHT.  Ms. Israel  has been a member of the Long Island Philharmonic since 1983 where she shares  the first cello seat and is also the leader of the children’s educational outreach program with her flute or string quartet and quintet. She is an experienced  coach for instrumentalists of all levels and ages.

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