Emil Goldschmidt (DK; clarinet)

was born in 1983 and began as a drummer before transitioning to clarinet at the age of nine. Classically trained by Tore Othmar Poulsen (Royal Danish Orchestra) and Jesper Helmuth (Copenhagen Phil), Emil’s passion for Eastern European Jewish music was ignited by the recordings of David Tarras and Naftule Brandwein. He established Mames Babegenush, a group celebrated for its fusion of East European dance music.

Over the years, he has immersed himself in various expressions of Yiddish culture, co-founding events like the Neukölln Klezmer Sessions and the Shtetl Berlin festival and contributing to institutions like the Klezmer Institute. He also plays Romanian lautari music with cymbalom player George Mihalache.

Notable achievements include participation in Carnegie Hall's Young Artist Program and multiple awards at the 2nd Jewish Music Competition in Amsterdam. Emil frequently teaches at renowned programs like Yiddish Summer Weimar and KlezKanada. He served on the board of the Klezmer Institute from 2020 to 2023.


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