Klezmer is the Jewish instrumental folk music having its roots within the Ashkenazi tradition of pre WWII. Its fascinating character is compounded by the duality of melancholy and joy, expressing the singing of the soul and imitating the human voice. The workshop will present an overview on how, where and when Klezmer music style developed. The characteristic elements will be introduced while learning traditional Klezmer tunes. The workshop is open to any instrumentalist, vocalist, or attendee.
Valeria Conte is a multitalented Italian clarinetist who has performed Klezmer music since 2006. Passionate of Hasidism, she has attended international workshops about Klezmer music and Yiddish singing and culture, including KlezKanada (Canada), Yiddish Summer Weimar (Germany), and Safed Klezmer Masterclasses (Israel). MA in global music (GLOMAS) she has been internationally performing within multicultural settings. Valeria is currently attending PAIDEIA – The One-Year Jewish Studies Program.