Di Tsvey - The Greenman/Rushefsky Duo
Steven Greenman - Violin
Pete Rushefsky - Tsimbl
Di Tsvey – The Greenman/ Rushefsky Duo features the traditional pairing of the violin and tsimbl (Jewish hammered dulcimer) as rendered by two of the world's leading masters of klezmer music. As Di Tsvey, Steven Greenman (violin) and Pete Rushefsky (tsimbl) perform traditional music as well as new compositions rooted in the klezmer tradition. Audiences are transported to a world of the Jewish shtetls (towns) and cities of 19th and early 20th century Europe as they enjoy virtuosic showpieces for the Jewish wedding table (tish), lively dance music, and soulful nigunim. The playful and delicate interaction of violin and tsimbl mesmerizes the listener, who will additionally find delight in the easy banter and informative commentary of these musical comrades.
Vanguard artists in today’s klezmer music scene, Greenman and Rushefsky have performed at a number of leading venues and festival internationally, including Carnegie Hall, Cleveland’s Severance Hall, Lincoln Center, Amsterdam’s Concertgebouw, Manchester’s Royal Exchange, Detroit Symphony Hall, New York’s 92 Street Y, the Krakow Festival of Jewish Music and Culture, Toronto’s Ashkenaz Festival, The Vienna KlezMore Festival, Quebec’s KlezKanada Festival, Master Class de Musica Tradicional Santiago de Compostela, KlezKamp, the Fuerth Klezmer Festival, Yiddish Summer Weimar, London’s KlezFest, and have additionally presented concerts or residencies at a number of universities including Israel’s Bar Ilan University, University of Virginia, Yale University, Wesleyan University, Ohio State University, New York University, Cornell University, Ithaca College, Syracuse University, Dartmouth College, Kent State University, Case Western Reserve, Miami University of Ohio, Oberlin College and John Carroll University.
In addition to concert performances, Di Tsvey also offers workshops teaching traditional klezmer to musicians as well as public lectures about klezmer music and its colorful history.