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Highly regarded for expressive quality and integrety of style,
the Chicago Klezmer Ensemble, active since 1984 ...
Chicago area based harpist Annette Bjorling
& clarinetist Kurt Bjorling comprise an unique duo,
creating their own interpretations based on various
traditional music styles, classical music & jazz.
Duo Controverso’s speciality is klezmer.
... not only “World’s First & Only Klezmer Harpist”,
Annette plays for many occasions and music styles.
Romantic wedding music, exciting dance rhythms,...
Clarinetist Kurt Bjorling, who also performs on basset horn,
bass clarinet, tsimbl, saxophone, and accordion, is noted
for a penetrating understanding of klezmer music ...
Annette teaches harp lessons for any level, any age, ...
Kurt teaches clarinet, tsimbl, saxophone, accordion, ...
Both, Annette & Kurt, teach recorders, solo & groups.
We coach musicians in various styles of music,
especially klezmer - any instruments are welcome.
Contact us for more information about classes or workshops.
Our studio is in Evanston, IL - near Chicago. But we could also travel to you...
Historical recordings from the early 20th century of
‘klezmer music’ and related material. Musicians from
Itzhak Perlman to many of the leading performers in
today’s klezmer bands have learned from these collections...
Kurt has developed and is building new models of tsimbls
- a traditional Jewish style hammered dulcimer.
Look at Kurt’s tsimbl pictures and order your own today...
Please look at our calendar for upcoming events.
If you like to be included in our mailing list to be informed
about our public appearances, please email us. Thanks.
Videos & Soundfiles
We will occasionally update those sites with new files. Please visit again....
photo credits: top row: city media; Kurt Bjorling (middle 3); Bill Burlingham
single photos from top to bottom:
K.Bjorling; Matt Dinerstein - Insight Pictures; M.Dinerstein; Kramarz; M.Dinerstein; K.Bjorling; A.Bjorling; M.Dinerstein
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