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The King of Klezmer – Giora Feidman will be arriving to Budapest, when Europe’s largest Jewish Summer Festival  takes place.

On Saturday, September, 6. 2014.,  8.30. p.m. will be holding his concert along with  the Gitanes Blondes band  

District, VI., 8. Liszt Ferenc Square’s – Academy of Music, Great Room.

Giora Feidman’s name is well-known and most respected around the world as one of  best klezmer band, completed by a team of superb musicians of Gitanes Blondes.

Many call Feidman as „a bipedal legend”. One of the greatest  clarinet musician of our time on stage. His repertoire includes Gershwin’s compositions, Argentina tango and contemporary symphonic works by Israeli authors in addition to klezmer, and other classics, as well as Mozart’s Clarinet Concerto.

Giora Feidman was born in 1936 in Buenos Aires, in a musical family, Jewish immigrants from Bessarabia as a child. At a very young age he become quite familiar with instruments and during his childhood era he played together with his father at various local festivals and events.  He was only 18 years old when  at the Teatro Colon, South America’s most famous opera house became the clarinetist. However, at the age of 21 he left Buenos Aires and signed to the Israel Philharmonic, where he played for 18 years and traveled around the world.  He left his footsteps at the world’s famous concert halls and played with highly distinguished  conductors.

For Feidmam Israel was the beginning in bringing alive the renaissance of klezmer, which cherished for many centuries the traditional Jewish and Arab melodies, as well as the music of Eastern European Jews in exile. Beside the klezmer music Feidman showed interest in the American jazz and Argentine tango melodies. These mixtures brought alive Giora Feidman the influences to creating his own klezmer style. In the early 70s he left the Israel Philharmonic Orchester playing together for over 18 years just to focus on the klezmer music. As a soloist traveled to New York and started giving klezmer concerts there and in other countries.  Received  invitations from London to Tokyo. Many who may have seen Steven Spielberg’s film Schindler’s List remember the clarinet tune which definitely brought him later the Academy Award – winning music clarinet.

In 1999 he joins the existing band called Gitanes Blondes in Munich.

The members of the Klezmer Band Saturday, September, 6. concert: Giora Feidman – clarinet, bass clarinet, Mario Korunic -violin, Konstantin Ischenko – accordion, Christoph Peters – guitar, Simon Ackermann – bass. Director: Art Quarter Budapest.

Tickets are available at the Jewish Summer Festival Ticket Box – District, VII., 2. Dohány Str. Budapest  at the Grand Synagogues Jewinform Pavilion. Also at he festival’s website or through purchasing online the ticket at:, Gitanes-blondes-52865/266862 or at:

ALSO tickets can be purchased on the spot at the Academy of Music ticket office.

Updated by Aggie Reiter





Dohány Street –  Great Synagogue

District VII. Budapest.

August 31 – September, 7. 2014.


The Jewish Summer Festival is usually arranged slowly coming to the end of the season of summer. This year it is going to celebrate its 17th year and by now many Hungarians and foreigners are planning to spend their Indian Summer time getting into the mood to be joining the festival’s arrangements.

Many may know by now the Jewish culture is very rich, so it is not a hard task to come up with new culture programs every year being held not only in Budapest, but also in provincial cities will be present. This year the event will be in connection with the Jewish and Roma Holocaust commemoration. 

Miklós Lukács – dulcimer artist will be giving a concert  titled. “Journey Back Home.” Also will be present Ninck Roth – saxophone artist living in Ireland, of Jewish descent,  and awesome Knower of the Jewish and Balkan folk music. Miklós Lukács  will perform a monument within achieving Miklós Radnóti‘s  verse, prose, music  in a unique dialogue.  Róbert Alföldi – actor director along with the Experts band.

On Tuesday, September, 2, at the Goldmark Hall a special monodrama lecture will be held. Vera Förster “Hang on” is upon the basis autobiography writing. “The Budapest Girl” will be played by actress Ágnes Olasz. It is a drama about a young girl over the fate of Hungarian Jewry II. Suffered the horrors of World War II, shared our past confronts the viewer and makes space for reflection. The main character is not Jewish girl, yet her resistance is only through love. This led her to Auschwitz. That is where she becomes an adult. She survived and become a well-known psychologist in England. Péter Generdás  – musician, music pulls the story … how to live on the anti-Semitism.

A unique events will fulfill the festival by the Budapest Dance Theater and the National Dance Theater co-production with the little girl, Anne Frank. The piece will be introduced by the Budapest Dance Theater.

The film is art, poetry and music are closely linked to each other in memory of Robert Capa evening. The program consists of two-part film. First, a new Hungarian documentary is still alive, the recollections of close friends, so far little-known details enrich the life story of world-renowned photographers. In the second part of the program the world-renowned photographer Bruno’s life story –  Cicchetti  – Italian poet, screenwriter processed using poems. The poems set to music by Ferenc Jávori – Head of the Budapest Klezmer Band.  In addition to the festival in Budapest will be the one of the world’s best klezmer bandGitanes Blondes, but the real attraction is to come by Giora Feidman often called as the king of klezmer music. The term is derived from a Hebrew word meaning the Klez instrument, however, has been one of the klezmer genre, which is among the mostly Yiddish-speaking Eastern European Jews born in the nineteen hundreds. Giora Feidman one of the greatest draftsman of our time, special music convey an authentic message. Versatile, experimenting, clarinet, performing around theworld’s famous concert hall.

During the festival week will be not all about only Jewish and non-Jewish melodies, nor about theaters but holding a gathering of multi-arts events, which will be a dominant part of photographs as well.

Purchasing tickets on the spot:  District VII. Budapest, Dohány street – Budapest
Opening hours  from Sunday through Thursday: 10 a.m. to 5.30 p.m.,  anon d Friday: 10 a.m. to 4  p.m.

The detailed program of  the 17th Jewish Summer Festival  can be found at the following site:

Update by Aggie Reiter