Giora Feidman, a world-renowned clarinetist, is uniquely suited to promote his desire for a reconciliation of cultures. He is equally at home in Israel, where he played for the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra for twenty years in his youth and Germany.
Feidman was born in 1936 in Buenos Aires, Argentina. As a child Feidman’s father taught him Klezmer music, the easily recognizable Jewish music that originated in the villages and ghettos of Eastern Europe. In the early 70s, he left Israel for New York where he became known to the world for his contemporary interpretation of Klezmer, which is Klezmer combined with soul, jazz and classical music.
In the 90s he started to move towards music for movies. He recorded the solo clarinet soundtrack for Schindler’s List, an internationally acclaimed film about the Jewish holocaust. He also composed music for, and acted in several German films. For his endeavors for international understanding with means of music he received a lot of international awards like 2003 the “Echo Classic” – Award in the category “Classic without borders” given by the German Phono Academy.