Jonathan Leibovitz


In 2022 Jonathan Leibovitz was a prize-winner at the Young Classical Artists Trust (YCAT) and Concert Artists Guild (New York) International Auditions held at Wigmore Hall.

A top prizewinner at major competitions in Israel and Europe, including 1st Prize at the prestigious Crusell Competition in Finland and a Special Prize at the Carl Nielsen Competition in Denmark, this year Jonathan completes his Masters at the Music Academy in Basel with François Benda.

Solo highlights include appearances with the Israel Philharmonic, Israel Chamber, Haifa Symphonic, Ostrobothnian Chamber, Lapland Chamber and Kuopio Symphony Orchestras working with conductors including Elena Schwarz, Adrien Perruchon and Tung-Chieh Chuang.

This season Jonathan makes his debut with the London Mozart Players and appears  as soloist with the Jyväskylä Sinfonia conducted by Yoel Gamzou and the Israel Sinfonietta. He records and performs chamber music with Südwestrundfunk in Bruchsaal and takes part in the Hauho Festival in Finland.

An avid chamber musician Jonathan founded the Avir Wind Quintet, and has collaborated with the ‘Mietar Ensemble’ and the Israeli Contemporary Players.  He has given recitals across Israel, in Germany, Switzerland and Finland.

Jonathan made his debut with the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra at the age of 18 performing Mozart’s Clarinet Concerto.  During the 2019/20 season he joined the Israel Philharmonic as a member, and has appeared as guest with the Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra, Israel Chamber and Jerusalem Camerata.

Born in Tel-Aviv in 1997, Jonathan’s  musical education began with Eva Wasserman. He went on to study with Yevgeny Yehudin at the Buchmann Mehta School of Music where he won numerous awards including 1st Prize laureate of the Aviv Competition