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Klezfest 2018

Sunday 19th August 2018 | 12:00 pm - Friday 24th August 2018 | 6:30 pm

£150.00 – £250.00

NOTE to registered applicants: Registration: If you want to register on Sunday 19th, please come at 1230pm and register before 1pm (although the front desk will have one of our staff there at all times in the afternoon for any latecomers). Alternatively you can register on the Monday 20th from 9am until 0930am.
 SOAS Main Building, WC1H 0XG

We are very happy to announce that our world famous Klezmer summer school is back again for 2018.

Join the world famous music school and learn klezmer this summer at KlezFest 2018. Here is a a peek into what you can expect:

  • Traditional klezmer; history, melodies, ornamentation, dance and accompaniment
  • Play music in ensembles and delve into improvisational techniques
  • Interpret scores, jam and perform to the public.
  • Lectures from the cutting edge of academic research
  • Hands-on tutoring from world leading experts.

The international faculty will feature some of the very best klezmer musicians from around the world.

Alan Bern – Accordion (DE/USA) – Head of Faculty
Susi Evans – Clarinet (UK) – Assistant Head of Faculty
Ilana Cravitz – Violin (UK)
Andreas Schmitges – Mandolin/Guitar/Dance (DE)
Josh Dolgin – Accordion (CAN)
Merlin Shepherd – Clarinet (UK)
Meg Hamilton – Violin (UK)
Flora Curzon – Violin (UK)
Sayumi Yoshida – Dance (DE)
Diana Matut – Lectures (DE)

With more faculty being announced very soon.

Full rate £250 (£225 if booked before 1st June 2018)
Student / Senior rate £175 (£150 if booked before 1st June 2018)
Senior rate is set at 65+

Band Bookings: If you are in a band and would like to enjoy huge discounts then sign up with 3 or more members of your band together and enjoy paying only £125 each. For more information please email gil.karpas@jmi.org.uk

Refund policy:
10% if cancelled before 1 June.
25% if cancelled after 1 July.
50% if cancelled after 1 August.

Daily timings:
Sunday 19th August: 1pm-6pm This is a welcome day for registration, lectures and concerts with the other schools of Yiddish and Yiddish Song. Formal teaching starts Monday.
Monday 20th August: 9.30am-8pm
Tuesday 21st August: 9.30am-8pm
Wednesday 22nd August: 9.30am-8pm
Thursday 23rd August: 9.30am-10pm
Friday 24th August: 9.30am-5pm


Sunday 19th August 2018 | 12:00 pm
Friday 24th August 2018 | 6:30 pm
£150.00 – £250.00


SOAS, Main Building, Thornhaugh Street, Russell Square,
London, WC1H 0XG
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