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.
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.