Conference on Yiddish Music – Historically Informed Performance Practice (YHIP)
July 19–22

“What does YHIP mean exactly?”

"It means researching the sources for the music we play today. We want to create a living, ongoing dialogue between artists who perform Yiddish music and dance today and scholars who study the history of those arts." read more

How can I participate in the conference?

You are cordially invited to attend the conference as a listener (and we would like to encourage you to do so). 

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Information: 0049 (0) 3643 858310

Day pass (without evening events): 5 €
Conference pass (four days incl. evening events): 58.50 € / 34.50 €

Daily program
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Evening program
Jul 19 Tue, 8 p.m. @Musikschule
WAKS/Anna Shternshis & Psoy Korolenko
Double Bill Concert

Jul 20 Wed, 8 p.m. @Tanzwerkstatt
YHIP Tantshoyz  – "Gotta Dance!" Yiddish Dance Evening

Jul 21 Thu, 8 p.m. @Musikschule
YHIP Lecture Concert  – "Gotta Play!" Klezmer and More ...
For questions and more information please refer to conference organizers: Diana Matut ( and Andreas Schmitges (

Call for Papers
Conference on Yiddish Music - Historically Informed Performance (YHIP)!
Weimar (Germany), July 19-22, 2016

“Performers who lay any claim to historical practice should give full attention to new research findings, whether or not they choose to use them. […] While questions of performance practice should be the musician’s daily housekeeping alongside technical preparation, fundamental questions concerning the future of our research and performance must not be ignored. […].”
(Trevor Pinnock: “Reflections of a ‘Pioneer’,” in Early Music XVI/1 (2013): 21) read more

Funded by the German Federal Cultural Foundation in cooperation with the Jewish Studies Department of the University of Halle/Wittenberg.