Fabian Schnedler (b. 1973, Berlin) studied Yiddish and German Literature at Trier University and graduated in Literature, Performance Studies and Ethnomusicology at Freie Universitaet Berlin. He has been a student at Ernst Busch drama school in Berlin, and worked as an actor with Robert Wilson amongst others.
Schnedler is involved in Yiddish Song & Music since 1991. He studied Yiddish song and dance at festivals in Oxford, Brussels, Weimar, Krakow and New York with Michael Alpert, Steve Weintraub, Adrienne Cooper, Alan Bern, Beyle Schaechter-Gottesman or Sruli Dresdner. He taught Yiddish Singing at Yiddish Summer Weimar and Klezkanada.
Together with Franka Lampe (1969-2016) he founded Schikker wi Lot in 2002, since 2008 the duo has been engaged with Ganovim-Lider (Thieves’ songs). Schikker wi Lot staged and recorded this unheard song collection by Shmuel Lehman at Yiddish Summer Weimar 2013.
“What ways of performing Yiddish music can we find today?” This questions became a motor in Schnedler’s work in recent years. With his Yiddpop-project he found a very personal answer: His band Fayvish brings together Singer/Songwriter, Indiepop and Yiddish poetry.
In 2012 he gave idea to and since then is a singer of the Semer Project with Alan Bern, Lorin Sklamberg, Paul Brody among others. The project’s idea is to perform Yiddish and Jewish Songs that have been recorded in 1930s Berlin. Fabian Schnedler works at the educational department of the Jewish Museum.