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 Boston University Tanglewood Institute, The Verbier Music Festival, The Shleswig Holstein Music Festival and The New Direction Cello Festival.

In the past 10 years Ruti became highly 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” as well as the single “Some Days”– on which she produced and performed all the vocals & instruments.

in 2014 Ruti established and branded herself as “Ruti Celli” expressing a new meaningful connection with the cello as a songwriter, producer and performer.

Ruti collaborates with singer/ songwriter & guitarist extraordinaire Fernando Perdomo, together they are the improvisational duo “Fern & Celli”– currently receiving local recognition as a unique progressive rock music act. They released their debut album “The Conversations” in the February 2017.

Other recent collaborators include progressive rock producer Dave Kerzner and singer- songwriters such as Ken Sharp, Jim Camacho, SJ & Earl Kayos.

With her supportive Soundcloud fan base and her newly succesful 2017 kickstarter campaign Ruti aimes to reach far to audiences all over the globe, spreading messages of love, kindness and compassion. through her lyrics

Ruti Machnai is the Musical director at Ruti Celli Music LLC where she teaches cello, sound programming, composition and improvisation.

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)

The Buchmann Mehta school of Music- Tel Aviv University, Israel woth Prof. 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, The Buchman Mehta school of Music Strings Competition, Tel Aviv, Israel- 1996

Programs & Festivals

Participant & performer at the New Direction Cello Ferstival, Ithaca NY (since 2015)

Resident Cellist- The New World Symphony, Miami, FL (2000- 2002)

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 with Prof Uzi Wiesel, Radolfzell, Germany (since 2000)

Performer & participant at The Banff Center for the Arts, Art summer programs, Alberta, Canada (since 1998)

Performer and participant at The Boston University Tanglewood Institute, Lenox, MA (since 1997)

Principal Cellist of the Young Israel Philharmonic Orchestra at the Verbier 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

“The Conversations” album- Cellipop records, February 6 2017

Other Collaborations


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

Mastering Engineer Ishay Sommer– “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 Jim Camacho– “Alive” Single, to be published in the winter of 2017.

(As a 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- “Take Your Time” Album (published April, 2015)


Singer Songwriter Jennifer Kaiser– live show of her album “Closer to Red” at Luna Star- 2/19- 2017.

Drummer Be Bryan- live show at Churchill’s pub, 2/16/17

Multi instrumentalist Richard Brookens– various live shows with singer songwriter Kate Eaton as well as a number of collaborative improvisational performances at Miami Speakfridays & Zen Mysteries vegan cafe.


“Never become a believer, never become a follower, never become a part of any organization. Remain authentically true to yourself. Don’t betray yourself.” Osho.

“Be present wherever you are. It doesn’t matter where you are, just be totally present.” Osho