" 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 

     

Nava Aminoff

Clarinet klezmer with an exceptional sensitivity

nava aminoff Israeli Klezmer

Born in Tel Aviv, Nava Aminoff showed very early a remarkable musical talent and started to learn clarinet at the Tel Aviv-Yafo Music Center. She was soloist of the Tel Aviv youth orchestra.
Although acquiring a solid classical education Nava was always attracted by klezmer and Jewish culture especially after she heard Giora Feidman 's records .
She successfully graduated from the music academy of Jerusalem and she learned with the best teachers Tuvia Mordechai, Ilan Schul and Eyal Sela.
Nava began touring around the world performing for the Jewish communities, in Australia, New Zeeland, South-Africa and across Europe.
Nava plays regularly at the Klezmer festival of Tsfat in Israel.
Her vast repertoire from classical to klezmer, allows her to express a great palette of emotions and feelings.
Nava Aminoff is a musician who plays from the bottom of her heart, serving wonderfully the Jewish sensitivity and klezmer soul, adding a feminine touch of elegance and sensuality.
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Nava Aminoff

 

Har Meron Song

Those tunes played by Nava Aminoff on the clarinet are traditional Klezmer songs played during the celebrations of Lag BaOmer in Har Meron in Israel, which is the site of Rabbi Shimon Bar Yohai's tomb. Thousands of religious people gather on the mount, the festivities last all night, people are lighting bonfires, singing and dancing throughout the following day.

Sherele Classic Klezmer

Sherele is a famous klezmer tune played by Nava Aminoff on clarinet during the annual Tsfat Klezmer Festival. Sherele is a derivation of the term "sher" which means scissors. It is a dance form similar to quadrille. There are some divergences on the origin of the expression. On one hand the leg movements of the dancers evoke scissors and on the other hand it may refer to the barber profession which was on many cases the livelihood of some klezmer musicians in Eastern Europe.

 

Hands of Nava Aminoff playing clarinet

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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