Classically trained cellist Ruti Machnai began her musical journey at the age of 8, exploring music at the highest establishments in Israel.
With an extensive orchestral & chamber music experience she moved to the US in 97′ to complete her degree in Cello Performance with Prof. Laurence Lesser at The New England conservatory of Music after which she became a member of The prestigious New World Symphony Orchestra in Miami.
She participated in numerous acknowledged Summer programs such as The Boston University Tanglewood Institute, The Verbier Music Festival, The Shleswig Holstein Music Festival and The New Direction Cello Festival.
In the past 10 years Ruti became highly involved in the fields of music production, developing a unique genre of songwriting- a cross between Classical, New Age/ Acid Jazz, Lounge, Trip hop & Dance music. Her productions evolved by adding her own sultry vocals which led her to publish 2 solo albums- “Nocturnal Miniatures” and, “Its Just a Little Dream” as well as the single “Some Days”– on which she produced and performed all the vocals & instruments.
in 2014 Ruti established and branded herself as “Ruti Celli” expressing a new meaningful connection with the cello as a songwriter, producer and performer.
Ruti collaborates with singer/ songwriter & guitarist extraordinaire Fernando Perdomo, together they are the improvisational duo “Fern & Celli”– currently receiving local recognition as a unique progressive rock music act. They released their debut album “The Conversations” in the February 2017.
Other recent collaborators include progressive rock producer Dave Kerzner and singer- songwriters such as Ken Sharp, Jim Camacho, SJ & Earl Kayos.
With her supportive Soundcloud fan base and her newly succesful 2017 kickstarter campaign Ruti aimes to reach far to audiences all over the globe, spreading messages of love, kindness and compassion. through her lyrics
Ruti Machnai is the Musical director at Ruti Celli Music LLC where she teaches cello, sound programming, composition and improvisation.