" 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 


David Orlowsky on YouTube

Young musicians The Next Generation of Klezmer

Klezmer is alive and the proof of that is the emergence of a new generation of talented young musicians and clarinet players who rejuvenate the spirit of Klezmer. David Orlowsky is one of them.

Born in Germany in 1982 he began learning drums, (his dream was to be Michael's Jackson drummer) but a concert of Giora Feidman was a revelation for him. He had the chance to attend Giora's masterclasses in Germany and to play with him on the same stage. In 2004 he participated in the masterclasses (Klezmer in Galilee) in Tsfat(Safed-Israel), together with such prestigious musicians as Eddie Daniels, Philippe Cuper, Helmut Eisel and of course Giora Feidman). He played a solo performance at the final concert of the  Klezmer Festival at the Opera House in Tel Aviv.

David Orlowsky trio live plays Philomelos

David Orlowsky trio performs Philomelos by Florian Dohrmann in a concert in Germany

David Orlowsky Trio "Let´s be happy" live

David Orlowsky trio performs 'Let´s be happy' in a concert in Germany Klezmer classic clarinet guitar bass Florian Dohrmann mandoline Avi Avital

David Orlowsky Trio

David Orlowsky trio performs Mazl Tov and Hungarian song in a concert in Germany Klezmer classic clarinet guitar bass  Florian Dohrmann mandoline Avi Avital

Avi Avital

Playing mandolin you certainly noticed Avi Avital. Avi is a world renowed Mandolin Player from Israel. He was awarded by numerous international prizes and played with prestigious Symphonic Orchestras under the baton of famous conductors such as Mstislav Rostropovich and Phillip Entremont.

His repertoire is vast, versatile and eclectic, From sophisticated contemporary pieces, Italian classics to popular Klezmer tunes. Let's remember that the mandoline was a part of the traditional klezmorim bands. He is often accompanying Giora Feidman on stage.

He manage to elevate the mandolin to such levels you never imagine of, with breathtaking vituosity and still keeping the intrinsic emotion of the music, like a true artist.

Each summer he is conducting a mandolin masterclass at the "Klezmer in Galilee" workshop in Israel.

Bloch Baal Shem Nigun Avi Avital Mandolin Amit Dolberg Piano

Nigun from Bloch's Baal-Shem, played by Avi Avital on mandolin and Amit Dolberg on the piano. From the concert IN MEMORIAM debuted on January 27, 2008 at the Teatro Comunale "Luciano Pavarotti" in Modena, dedicated to the international Holocaust remembrance day.

In Memoriam - Jewish Music from Holocaust - Klezmer pt.1

In Memoriam - Jewish Music from Holocaust - Klezmer pt.2

IN MEMORIAM is a special concert in honor of Holocaust remembrance, debuted in Teatro Luciano Pavarotti in Modena, Jan 26, 2008, and created by israeli ensemble Meitar and mandolinist Avi Avital. In this video: Yiddish Folk Songs (part2): "Dremlen Feygl af di Tzvaygn -- Shtiler Shtiler Lomir Shvaygn -- Yisrolik". Clarinet - Gilad Harel, Mandolin - Avi Avital, Cello - Luca Bacelli, Violin and Arrangements - Jonathan Keren. checkout www.meitar.net, www.JonathanKeren.com, www.AviAvital.com, www.GiladHarel.com








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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