Born and raised in Israel to a European mother and Iranian father, Ella grew up with a colorful mix of music and culture. She had been singing classical music since she was 9 years old, in the Israeli Conservatory in Tel Aviv.
She had also been writing her whole life. Scripts (when studying film making in the noted “Thelma Yellin” high school of the arts),short stories and poems.
It was only at the age of 20, when discovering the art of Leonard Cohen, Joni Mitchell and Bob Dylan, that she understood she can combine both of her loves: music and writing.
She registered for music studies at the “Rimon school of Jazz and contemporary music”, and soon started performing her songs on stage.
In 2011 She had been performing in Tel Aviv and all around Israel for a year, when she decided to move to a little town in the French part of Switzerland.
These days she is performing in Israel and Switzerland, at the Songbird Festival, TEDxLausanne and the Montreux Jazz Festival, and opening for Emiliana Torrini (November 2014) and has just released her first album called „Mirror Maze“ (Aug 2014), with the Bernese label “Sophie Records” and produced by Luk Zimmermann.The release was followed by a Swiss and Israeli tour, and a European tour is currently being planned.
Ella’s band is comprised of:
Alexandre Maurer on the drums
Florian Favre on the keyboards
Other past and present Musical collaborators: