Photo: Shendl Copitman
Di Naye Yidishe Melodyes
The project "Di Naye Yidishe Melodyes“ (New jewish Melodies, Yiddish) is a concert program by Mark Kovnatskiy, consisting of his original music written in the style of traditional Klezmer, Hasidic, Moldovan, and Ukrainian music, presented for the first time in 2020.
Mark started composing his own music back in 2004, just a year after he started playing Yiddish music. But his most productive period of composing began in 2018. In 2020, Mark had the idea to create a concert program consisting exclusively of his own music.
As a result, many of his melodies began to be performed by both klezmer and classical performers around the world, from the USA to Japan, for example, the musicians of the San Francisco Symphony (USA) and Neue Philharmonie Westfalen (DE), Steven Greenman (USA), "Klezmer Loshn" (FR), "Dreydel Orchestra" (JP).
Mark Kovnatskiy performs his program both alone, accompanied by accompaniment recorded by him using a variety of musical instruments, creating the effect of the sound of an ensemble of 2 to 10 participants, and accompanied by a live band with a non-fixed cast.