IJMF presents the 2nd International Jewish Music Competition

    Posted: 2010-10-20 11:27:15

    24 ensemble acts have been hand-picked by the best of the Jewish music world to travel to the Amsterdam Conservatory in order to compete in the IJMFs 2nd International Jewish Music Competition. Everything from Classical to Klezmer and Renaissance to Rap will be represented by the various groups, and will make for an excellent battle of the bands.

    One of the many grand prizes for the winning act will be a showcase performance in front of the top Jewish music presenters at Schmooze 2011, the annual International Jewish Presenters Association conference.

    Good luck to all of the musical acts this year! We look forward to seeing the winning performance. All ensembles are now available for viewing on the artists page. For more information about the IJMF and the competition, go to their website located here,

Featured Artists

  • Trio C tot de derde
  • The Dutch music group Trio C tot de derde consists of the three young musicians Carel den Hertog (violin), Coos Lettink (accordeon) and Caspar Terra (clarinet). The music they play is inspired by klezmer, music from the Balkans and gypsy-music. They create their own unique sound, performing traditional melodies in a particular and often unexpected way. Since the boy’s enjoy improvisation so much, no musical piece ever sounds twice the same. While improvising, the members of Trio C tot de derde are playfully challenging each other to virtuosity and lyrical sounds. The music they play expresses euphoric happiness, as well as intense sadness, which means music for dancing, but also for dreaming.

  • Rami Kleinstein
  • Rami Kleinstein is known as one of Israel's greatest composers. Rami Kleinstein has often been compared to Elton John and Billy Joel. In 2005 Rami released his latest album, “Harbe Panim” (Many Faces), receiving great reviews and many of its songs penetrated the top of the charts in Israel. In 1997, Rami produced his sixth album entitled "Kol ma She Tirtzi” (Everything You Want) which reached triple platinum after only ten days. This success was no surprise as Rami had already been elected Israeli Radio and Television's "Singer of the Year" in 1995 after his "Tapuchim U’ Tmarim” (Apples and Dates) album reached triple platinum. Rami is also known for composing and arranging music for other singers. ..

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The International Jewish Presenters Association is an integrated international Jewish arts network that fosters the growth of Jewish culture by connecting presenters of culture with the creators, distributors and agents of music, film and other creative mediums of Jewish expression. Read More »

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