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).
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
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.