DI GALITZYANER KLEZMORIM
The band was formed in 1996 by three students of Krakow’s Academy of Music, fascinated by klezmer music and the atmosphere of Kazimierz. Ever since the beginning, the band has been keeping with the traditional Klezmer style, which is also evidenced in the very name. The Yiddish phrase Di Galitzyaner Klezmorim means Muzykanci Galicyjscy [The Galician Musicians], which is a nod to the tradition of Jewish bands, plentiful in East-Central Europe.
The trio’s repertoire relies on popular klezmer tunes, but not exclusively; among the original compositions are: Modlitwa w Synagodze Izaaka [A Prayer in the Isaac Synagogue], and Freilach Chopina [Chopin’s Freilach]. The band in its current line-up has been active since 1998. The members are: Mariola Śpiewak (clarinet), Grzegorz Śpiewak (accordion), and Rafał Seweryniak (double bass).
The band was formed in 1999, by the graduates of the Conservatories of Moscow and Kiev. They perform both instrumental and vocal pieces.
The band has participated in numerous musical and theatrical initiatives in Poland and other European countries, as well as in Asia and Australia. Their unique sound emerges by taking their cue from music all across the world and combining different styles.
All songs/pieces are performed in the languages of their origin and arranged entirely by the band.