M.A. Graduate of the Rubin Academy of Music, Tel Aviv University. Awarded the Felicia Blumenthal Fund grant for further studies in London, supervised by Professor Alison Pearce (The Royal Academy of Music, London).
Studied acting at the Department of Theatre Arts, Tel Aviv University. Former member of the IDF’s (Israel Defence Force) Central Command entertainment troupe.
Has appeared with: the Sibiu Philharmonic Orchestra in Romania; the Israel Chamber Orchestra; the Haifa Symphony Orchestra; the Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra, and more; as well as in recitals in London, Scotland and Paris.
Appeared with the Cameri Theatre in leading operatic role in “The Rat Laughs”, written especially for her by with the Israel Chamber Orchestra, in Israel and abroad.
Appears regularly in evenings dedicated to celebrated poets throughout Israel. Made a tour in Israel and abroad with the recital “Samba Classico” – Brazilian folk songs; and with the recital “A Night in Canaan”, accompanied by the pianist Jonathan Zack.
Mai Leshman-Israeli teaches voice training and interpretation at the Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance, in the Cross-Disciplinary Music Department. She is also a lecturer on behalf of the Ministry of Education in the following subjects: the Israeli art song, voice development and voice instruction.
She teaches at the Givatayim Conservatory. Also a vocal instructor of theatre production like: “Oriental Fair” with the Israel Camerata Orchestra; at the Cameri Theatre (for the musical “The Producers”); and at the Orna Porat Children and Youth Theatre.
Leshman also prepares students for matriculation and entrance exams for the Academy of Music, drama schools, military troupes and the IDF orchestra.