Klezmer

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Klezmer

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Ilana Cravitz

Ilana Cravitz is a violinist and educator based in Londen. She produces klezmer projects and runs bands under the London International Klezmer Experience banner. She has toured, recorded with and managed the London Klezmer Quartet for 10 years. Ilana has been artistic director for international festivals such as Klezfest London, and on the faculty for many others, reaching beyond the klezmer world. She also concertizes on baroque violin and viola da gamba, as well as guesting with ceilidh and country music bands. Ilana has started a new live project: Fidl un Bas Klezmer Duo, and her current research into the music of Jewish Buenos Aires 1930-70 will become a concert.

Ilana has taught at festivals, workshops, universities, schools and more and recently started a project to teach the teachers to reach more young players ( National Klezmer Youth Orkester). Her tutorial Klezmer Fiddle – a How-to Guide is published by Oxford University Press. Her new book 12 Jewish Wedding Melodies Arranged for String Quartet is set to bring the klezmer buzz to a wider range of players.