Klezmer ensemble

Day 1 Wednesday 14|02


Klezmer fiddle

Day 2 Thursday 15|02


Klezmer fiddle

Day 3 Friday 16|02

The Klezmer ensemble is open for all instruments!

Anna Lowenstein replaces Ilana Cravitz who is unfortunately unable to attend the festival.

Anna Lowenstein

Anna Lowenstein is a Klezmer violinist from London, training initially in Classical music and graduating with a BA in Music and Ethnomusicology from Manchester University. She is currently training as a Music Therapist at the University of Limerick, Ireland.

She has been studying the Klezmer fiddle tradition for over a decade and is a sought after performer and teacher of the Klezmer fidl tradition. She has taught at numerous workshops including Klezfest London, KlezNorth Derbyshire Styrian Klezmore Friling Festival, Austria and at the Irish World Academy of Music on the World Music masters programme.

Anna is a founding member of Loshn, a Klezmer trio playing Yiddish folk music alongside Susi Evans (She’koyokh, Halva, London Klezmer Quartet) on accordion and John Macnaughton (RAKA, Oysland) on clarinet.

Anna’s theatre credits include the European debut of Toni Award-winning play, Indecent (Menier Chocolate factory, 2021) and the award-nominated Jewish pantomime, Little Red Riding Hood and the Big Bad Pig (JW3 2023). Indecent saw Anna form the onstage band, alongside Merlin Shepherd (Musical Director/Clarinet) and Josh Middleton (Accordion). The production was met with wide critical acclaim; chosen as The Guardian’s no.1 theatre show of the year and nominated for Best Play in the Evening Standard’s Theatre Awards 2022.

In May 2021, she was awarded a grant from Arts Council England to research and develop her debut solo album. The album is a multimedia collection of original Klezmer tunes and compositions exploring Anna’s experiences growing up and living adjacent to the Hasidic community in London’s Stamford Hill.

photo © Rah Petherbridge