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Mark Kovnatskiy

Violinist, composer, lecturer, yiddish dance teacher

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Going on tour with Semer Ensemble from Oct. 2 to Oct. 10 in Canada and in the USA.

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Dear friends from Canada and the United States!


I have some great news to share with you!


The October 2023 North American Tour of Semer Ensemble!

For the first time since 2017, the Semer Ensemble is coming to North America this October! Our sincere thanks to the Foreign Office of the Federal Republic of Germany, whose support is making this tour possible. For dates, cities, and venues see below.


Don't miss this rare opportunity to catch the Semer Ensemble live!


Oct. 2: Montreal, Congregation Shaar Hashomayim

450 Kensington Avenue, Westmount, Québec, H3Y 3A2, Canada

Oct. 4: Ottawa, Carleton Dominion-Chalmers Center

355 Cooper St., Ottawa, ON, K2P 0G8, Canada

Oct. 5: Toronto, Meridian Arts Centre/Lyric Theatre, presented by Ashkenaz Festival

5040 Yonge St, North York, ON M2N 6R8, Canada

Oct. 6: Toronto, Workshop, presented by Ashkenaz Festival

Toronto Holocaust Museum, 4588 Bathurst St, North York, ON M2R 3V2, Canada

Oct. 9: NYC, YIVO Institute for Jewish Research (, 7 pm, tickets available online

15 West 16th Street, NYC


Oct. 10: Washington, D.C. JxJ - Washington Jewish Film and Music Festival

Edlavitch DCJCC, 1529 16th Street NW, Washington DC, USA

Hope to see y'all there!

More information can be found here.

There is an update in the "Projects" section! I have just added my concert program "Di Naye Yidishe Melodyes" (New Jewish Melodies, Yiddish) consisting of my original music.


Check it out!

My concert schedule is gradually filling up, which is good news (despite the fact that I have not yet published about 10 concerts, which are in the final stage of negotiations and should be confirmed soon).


On the other hand, this means that if you would like to organize an event with my participation (be it a concert, a klezmer music workshop, a Yiddish dance workshop, or a lecture), then now is the time to hurry up and contact me regarding possible dates!


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