" Klezmer is an interpretation of art and life based not solely on Jewish folklore, but rather on a cosmopolitan divergence of musical genres" Giora Feidman 

Clarinet and Klezmer in Galilee

The clarinet and klezmer in Galilee master classes is the unique opportunity for klezmer musicians and teachers to gather in a breathtaking atmosphere and share tremendous musical klezmer experiences.

From all over the world talented students and renowned teachers are united in the informal and magic surroundings of the Galilee mountains to express themselves through the klezmer spirit and learn from different backgrounds and sensibilities.

This seminar was founded by the Maestro Giora Feidman who is nowadays the musical director and the soul of those unique master classes.

Throughout the week, the musicians play open air concerts and performances in the historical sites of the ancient city of Tsfat (Safed in Israel).

To participate to this exceptional event this summer (2011) please download the application form for the Clarinet and Klezmer in the Galilee August 17-24, 2011 Tsfat, Israel

Enjoy some of the great moments of the last edition.

Giora Feidman Plays Popular Klezmer Tunes

Giora Feidman gives the spiritual energy, the power, the soul and the inspiration of the klezmer, his clarinet sings the klezmer, he plays here three popular klezmer nigunim, "Mi Haish" (Who is the man), "Bless you" and "Ose Shalom". Mula Sajevich is accompanying on the accordion

Clarinet Klezmer The Policeman Azulay ballad By Nava Aminoff

Nava Aminoff is a renowned Israeli clarinet klezmer player. She is performing here a very famous song composed by Nurit Hirsh (lyrics by Ehud Manor) for the movie "The Policeman Azulay", by Efraim Kishon. It is a very emotive ballad beautifully interpreted by Nava. The song was recorded by Arik Nitsan during the opening ceremony of the 2009 Tsfat klezmer Festival. Nava is accompanied on the accordion by Roni Aminoff.

Der Terk In America Klezmer Festival

An astonish performance of the classic klezmer tune "Der Terk in America" by Julien Petit, soprano saxophone, and Rémy Yulzari, double bass, members of the French "Trio Klezele".The "Terk In America" was originally recorded by Naftule Brandwein in 1924 and it is based on a popular Greek-Turkish melody named Uskudar. On the piano Mula Sajevich, Israeli composer and arranger. Recorded by Arik Nitsan during the seminar "Clarinet and Klezmer in Galilee" 2009, in Israel.

Brahms Goes To Budapest By Jozsef Balogh

Jozsef Balogh composed this brillant piece after the Johannes Brahms's Hungarian Dance No. 5 in G minor. He called it " Brahms goes to Budapest". He is playing here in Tsfat, during the klezmer festival and he was one of the teacher of the seminar "Clarinet and Klezmer in the Galilee" in Israel, 2009.

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Giora Feidman
"We have one Torah, one shofar, one flag, and the expression of all that is the nigun, any nigun. It's not a song, it's an energy which results from an interpretation of the faith."




"Long live Giora, his clarinet and his music! He builds bridges between generations, cultures and classes, and he does it with perfect artistry!" Leonard Bernstein