Ruti Machnai

Performance Resume


Vocal & Cello Performance Coaching With Singer/ Songwriter Cellist Trevor Exter (Since 2015)

Vocal Coaching With Vocalist & Recording Artist- Beth Cohen (Since 2014)

Bachelors Of Music In Cello Performance ( Laurance Lesser)- The New England Conservatory Of Music, Boston, MA (Graduated May 2000)

Rubin Academy Of Music, Tel Aviv University, Israel (Hillel Zori)- Undergraduate Studies In Cello Performance, 1995-97

Honors/ Awards

Winner, Iii World Cello Congress Masterclass Competition- 2000

Recipient, American- Israeli Foundation Scholarship- Since 1993

Second Prize, Rubin Academy Cello Competition, Tel Aviv, Israel- 1996

Programs & Festivals

Participant & Performer At The New Direction Cello Festival, Ithaca NY (Since 2015)

Resident Cellist- The New World Symphony, Miami, Fl (Since 2000)

Performer And Participant At The Schleswig Holstein Music Festival, Salzau, Germany (Since 2000)

Performer & Participant At The London Masterclasses (With Mr. Ralph Kirshbaum), London, England (Since 2000)

Performer And Participant At The Holland Music Sessions, Amsterdam, Holland (Since 2000)

Performer And Participant At The Radolfzell Music Festival, Radolfzell, Germany (Since 2000)

Performer At The Banff Center For The Arts, Chamber Music Sessions, Alberta, Canada (Since 1998)

Performer And Participant At The Tanglewood Music Center Festival, Lenox, Ma (Since 1997)

Principal Cellist Of The Youth Israel Philharmonic Orchestra At The Verbier Music Academy Festival, Verbier, Swiss Since 1994)


“Nocturnal Miniatures” (Remastered) Album- Cellipop Records, Nov 16, 2015

“It’s Just A Little Dream” Album- Cellipop Records, Nov 20, 2015

“Some Days” Single- Cellipop Records, May 20, 2016



Producer/ Mixing Engineer Ozzy Cramona- “It’s Just A Little Dream” Album, “Some Days” Single

Mixing Engineer/ Record Producer Bob Rosa- “It’s Just A Little Dream’ Album

Mastering Engineer Ishay Somer- “Nocturnal Miniatures” Album

Mastering Engineer Troy Glezner- “It’s Just A Little Dream’ Album


Frank Stroobandt- Guitarist & Composer- “Some Days” Single

Keyboardist/ Programmer Nano Rivas- “Nocturnal Miniatures” Album

Singer/Songwriter Guitarist Fernando Perdomo Member Of The Improvisational Duo “Fern & Celli” -“The Conversations Album, To Be Published In The Winter Of 2017.

Singer/ Songwriter Jim Camacho- “Alive” Single To Be Published In The Winter Of 2017.

(Recording Artist)

Singer/ Songwriter Sj- Albums “Coffee” (Published May 31, 2011) & “Coffee (Strong Brew Edition”  Published August 15, 2012

Singer/ Songwriter Jose Masella’s Solo Album “Evolution”, Published Dec 7, 2014.

The Group Electric Kif-  “Sessions” Album  (Published Nov 5, 2010)

Producer Dave Kerzner Live Dvd Of His Album “New World” & “Dimensionaut” (“Sound Of Contact”) To Be Published In Sep 2016.


Ruti Machnai Short Bio:


Classically Trained Cellist Ruti Machnai Began Her Musical Journey At The Age Of 8, Exploring Music At The Highest Establishments In Israel.

With An Extensive Orchestral & Chamber Music Experience She Moved To The Us In 97′ To Complete Her Degree In Cello Performance With Prof. Laurence Lesser At The New England Conservatory Of Music After Which She Became A Member Of The Prestigious New World Symphony Orchestra In Miami.

She Participated In Numerous Acknowledged Summer Programs Such As The Tanglewood Music Festival, The Verbier Music Academy Festival, The Shleswig Holstein Music Festival, And The New Direction Cello Festival.

In The Past 12 Years, Ruti Became Involved In The Fields Of Music Production, Developing A Unique Genre Of Songwriting- A Cross Between Classical, New Age/ Acid Jazz, Lounge, Trip Hop & Dance Music.

Her Productions Evolved By Adding Her Own Sultry Vocals Which Led Her To Publish 2 Solo Albums- “Nocturnal Miniatures” And, “Its Just A Little Dream”-  On Which She Produced And Performed All The Vocals & Instruments.

In 2014 Ruti Established And Branded Herself As Ruticelli Expressing A New Meaningful Connection With The Cello As A Songwriter, Producer And Performer.

In The Past 2 Years Ruti Has Been Involved With Two La Based Collaborations:

1. Ferm & Celli-  An Improvisational Duo With Guitarist Extraordinaire Fernando Perdomo.  Together They Opened For Jean Luc Ponty At The Canyon Club (Los Angeles) And Release Their Debut Album “The Conversations” In February 2017.

2. “Into The Frequency”- A Project-Based On Ruti’s Original Material Expanded Into A Duo Collab By Adding Dave Schulz, Keyboardist & Songwriter (Berlin, Goo Goo Dolls) With Whom Ruti Plans To Release & Perform Their Material. Their Music Is About Self Contemplation, The Attempt To Evolve And Celebrate Life.

Other Collaborators Include Grammy Winner Record Producer Tom Polce, Colin Leibich (Plastic Dog Recording), Dave Kerzner (Sound Of Contact), Mixing Engineers Bob Rosa (Maria Carey/ Gloria Estefan), Oszy Carmona (Frank Farian) Singer/ Songwriters Robbie Gennet, Jim Camacho.

With A Supportive Soundcloud Fan Base Of Over 12,000 Followers Ruti Hopes To Reach Far To Audiences All Over The Globe, Via Spotify And Youtube- Spreading Messages Of Love, Kindness And Compassion.

Ruti Is The Musical Director At The Ruticelli Music Llc Where She Teaches Cello, Sound Programming, Composition And Improvisation.