Friday, September 9, 2016
Today we're adding to our growing collection (numbering more than 50) renditions of Hava Nagila. We always thought of this song as a simple Israeli folk song. But in the hands of an accomplished violin virtuoso like Artur Banaszkiewicz it can be much more.
Banaszkiewicz is a violinist, composer and arranger. He has been performing on stage since he was five. In 1985 he won the first prize at the Young Violinists' Contest in Koszalin. In 1988-1990 he benefited from the Polish Ministry of Culture and Arts scholarship and studied at the Tchaikovsky Conservatory in Moscow.
Apart from the classical violin repertoire, he performs virtuoso fantasias and renderings of some famous and very much liked pieces from various realms of music.
Especially popular with Polish and international audiences is a concert show called "THE GYPSIES ENCHANTING EVENING". It comprises pieces inspired by the Gypsy folklore on the one hand, and the Jewish musical tradition on the other.
Enjoy and Shabbat shalom!
(A SPECIAL NOTE FOR NEW EMAIL SUBSCRIBERS: THE VIDEO MAY NOT BE VIEWABLE DIRECTLY FROM THE EMAIL THAT YOU GET EACH DAY ON SOME COMPUTERS AND TABLETS. YOU MUST CLICK ON THE TITLE AT THE TOP OF THE EMAIL TO REACH THE JEWISH HUMOR CENTRAL WEBSITE, FROM WHICH YOU CLICK ON THE PLAY BUTTON IN THE VIDEO IMAGE TO START THE VIDEO.)