Amit Weisberger (IL/F; violin)
The Israeli violinist, dancer, actor, and singer Amit Weisberger has been living in France since 2007, where within a short time he established himself as one of the leading artists of the French klezmer scene. He plays with various klezmer ensembles, including The Beigalé Orkestra (Fanfarenklezmer), Yiddishe Fantazyé Trio and The Belf Project (klezmer from musical archives) as well as in the ensembles WINQ (improvisation), Tarafikants (Balkan music), Kabarétalè (songs from Jewish cabaret), and Shlémiel (Jewish stories).
Offstage, he is also a sought-after klezmer teacher in France and other European countries. For instance, since 2009 he has taught at klezmer workshops in Gannat and Saint-Julien-Molin-Molette (Auvergne), Manchester, Edinburgh, Prague, and Mikulov as well as at Yiddish Summer Weimar.
Photo: Johan Oust