Jonathan Weiss was born in New York in 1985. He studied with Boaz Meirovitch and Yossi Arenheim at the Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance and is currently studying in the class of Roswitha Staege at the University of Arts in Berlin. During his studies in Jerusalem, he received excellence scholarships, prizes for solo and chamber music, and in Berlin he was a recipient of the Hindemith Society scholarship as well as support from the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD). In the 2012-2013 season he was a member of the Israeli Symphonic Orchestra (the orchestra of the Israeli Opera House) as assistant principal flute.
He has participated in music festivals such as Encuentro Santander in Spain, Crescendo Festival in Berlin, the Workshop for Ancient Music in Jerusalem, and was admitted to the Académie musicale de Villecroze in France under the guidance of flutist Jacques Zoon.
He plays with the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, Israeli Camerata and Israeli Symphonic Orchestra. In Germany, he plays with the Thüringer Symphoniker, NKO Potsdam (New Chamber Orchestra Potsdam), Magdeburg Philharmonie and Jena Philharmonie. He has played in master classes with Emmanuel Pahud, Davide Formisano, Hansgeorg Schmeiser, Stephanie Winker and others.
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