Janna Gandelman was born in Kishinev, Moldavia in 1967. She started violin lessons at the age of five and won numerous competitions in the former Soviet Union. After immigration to Israel in 1979 she continued her studies and was accepted to be a part of the American-Israel Cultural Foundation, performing in many countries around the world and winning several competitions.
Gandelman has been a member of many acclaimed music ensembles in Israel as well as being concertmaster of the Israel Camerata, the Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra and the Flemish Chamber Orchestra. As a soloist, she has performed with many great conductors including Gary Bertini, Asher Fisch and Mendi Rodan; and with Gidon Kremer, Isaac Stern, Eliso
Virsaladze and Sol Gabetta as a chamber musician
Janna Gandelman has given masterclasses all over the world and teaches at Jerusalem Conservatory Hassadna and Nazareth Conservatory. Since 2017 she has taught at the Buchman-Mehta School of Music at Tel Aviv University. Gandelman plays a J.B. Guadagnini loaned generously by the Yehuda Zisapel Foundation.
Role: Classical Artist