Mark Eliyahu
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Mark Eliyahu

Kamanja

Mark Eliyahu is a composer, arranger, music producer and renowned kamanja and baglama player. Winner of the prestigious Ophir and Jerusalem awards, he has composed, arranged and produced music for artists, orchestras, films, as well as dance and theater projects. In 2002-2003 Eliyahu was selected by Benneton and the European Union to be Israel’s representative in the international project Musica Fabrica. He leads the Mark Eliyahu Ensemble, and enjoys hosting and collaborating with leading artists and orchestras in Israel and abroad, among them Rita, Idan Raichel, Barry Sakharov, Alim Maximov, Sbda Elikfrzda, Andrea Molino, Vieux Farka Toure and Hassan Hakmoun. Eliyahu’s discography includes two solo albums and five with his father – the composer Perezt (Piercy) Eliyahu. He participates regularly in recordings of Israeli and international artists as a guest soloist, and is also considered a leading and influential world music artist.