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 (Klezmer Fanfare), Yiddishe Fantazyé Trio and The Belf Project (Old European klezmer from musical archives) as well as 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 every year at klezmer workshops in Gannat, Luzy and Saint-Julien-Molin-Molette (Auvergne), Manchester, Edinburgh, Prague and Mikulov, “Fiddlers on the move” (Gent, Belgium), as well as at Yiddish Summer Weimar.
Amit plays and teaches the violin only “by ear”. He had learned Klezmer mostly from listening and imitating the audio archives and within the years developed his own style and sound: rustic, expressive and riche with nuances.
Trio Yiddishè Fantazyè: my.zikinf.com/yiddishefantazye
Beigalè Orkestra: beigale-orkestra.com