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Mu-Zi Chamber Music Festival

Welcome to the Mu-Zi Chamber Music Festival, hosted at the luxurious Elma Hotel in Zichron Ya'akov!


Our festival is a celebration of classical music, bringing together world-renowned musicians, such as Guy Braunstein, Dimut Popen, Gili Schwartzman, Ohad Ben Ari, Miri Yampolski, etc., in a beautiful and intimate setting.

The festival is dedicated to showcasing the art of chamber music, a genre that emphasizes the interaction and interplay between a small group of musicians.

At the Mu-Zi Chamber Music Festival, guests can expect to be transported by the power and beauty of classical music in an unforgettable setting.

The Elma Hotel is a breathtaking venue that overlooks the Mediterranean Sea, providing the perfect backdrop for our performances.

The festival features an exceptional lineup of musicians, who have been carefully selected for their talent, expertise, and passion for chamber music.

They will perform a variety of classical pieces, including works by renowned composers such as Beethoven, Mozart, and Bach, as well as contemporary pieces that push the boundaries of the genre.

At the Mu-Zi Chamber Music Festival, we believe that music has the power to bring people together and create a sense of community.

We welcome guests from all over the world to join us for a week of unparalleled music and hospitality.


We look forward to seeing you at the Mu-Zi Chamber Music Festival at the Elma Hotel in Zichron Ya'akov. Let the music move you!


Zvi Plesser, artistic director


Zvi Plesser, Artistic Director

Israeli cellist Zvi Plesser enjoys a wide-ranging career as a soloist, chamber music performer, educator and music director. He has been on the world stage for more than 30 years playing, teaching and promoting music in varied settings from the most prestigious halls to community settings with equal devotion and excitement. 

Mr. Plesser devotes much of his time to chamber music. He has played in various chamber music groups throughout the years – the Huberman Quartet and Concertante Chamber Ensemble. In past season he has performed in some of the world's leading stages such as Paris Champs-Elysees, Musee du Louvre and Salle Pleyel, Vienna Konzerthouse, Berlin Philharmonie, Carnegie Hallin New York, London Wigmore Hall and Southbank Centre among others. He is frequently invited to music festivals around the world including – Marlboro Festival, Four Seasons Festival, Mayfest in the US, Utrecht International Music Festival, Rolandseck, Kuhmo Festival, ClasClas and Salon de Provence in Europe as well as Le Point in Japan, the Jerusalem International Chamber Music Festival and many more. In the years 2011 - 2021 he served as music director for the” Voice of Music in the Upper Galilee,” festival – Israel’s oldest chamber music festival. Mr. Plesser revitalized the festival by introducing innovative programs that gained the attention of both the audience and the press. In 2022 he founded, together with his friend violinist Guy Braunstein, the “Elma Music Days” festival.

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