Szilvia Csaranko (D/HU; accordion, piano)

comes from a Hungarian family of musicians and is active with numerous klezmer and folk ensembles throughout Europe as an accordionist, pianist and arranger.

She is the co-founder and musical director of the Klezmerorchester Erfurt, an 80-piece amateur klezmer orchestra that brings together amateur and professional musicians from all over Germany, Austria and Switzerland.

Szilvia lives in Hanover and regularly teaches workshops at home and abroad, including at international festivals such as Klezfest London, KlezKanada, and Yiddish New York (online), and has taught at many editions of Yiddish Summer Weimar.

She has been playing in a duo with clarinetist Susi Evans since 2019. The two have released several studio albums and are experienced dance musicians who often play for Yiddish dance. During the pandemic, they self-published the Klezmer Playbook, a collection of sheet music for 50 classic klezmer melodies.

Photo: Shendl Copitman

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