Jewish Music Competition – 28-31 October 2010

Competition ’10: register until July 1st

Amsterdam’s IJMF will once again host the world’s only Jewish Music
Competition: October 28-31, 2010. Information is online at
and registration is open until July 1st. The selected ensembles will
be announced in August. Pass it on to your favorite Jewish music
ensemble: this is an opportunity not to be missed!

Showcase for Presenters What’s the best way to get the attention
of Jewish music presenters in Boston, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, San
Francisco, Los Angeles, New York City, Toronto, Utrecht, and
Washington DC? Join our competition and present yourself to the
growing list of festivals that will be scouting our 24 selected
ensembles via our site and/or in person at the competition:
and more presenters are affiliating every week!

Adrienne Cooper joins jury
Around the world, Adrienne Cooper innovates and inspires: performing
on concert, theater, and club stages, leading master classes in
Yiddish song and lecturing about East European Jewish history and
culture. Featured on more than twenty recordings as well as on film,
TV and radio, her voice has shaped the revival of klezmer, defining a
wholly original interpretation of Yiddish song, with colleagues such
as The Klezmatics, Mikveh, Zalmen Mlotek, David Krakauer, The Flying
Bulgar Klezmer Band, and many others.

Cooper has mentored a generation of new Jewish musicians in master
classes and workshops in Germany, Holland, England, Canada, Russia,
the Ukraine and throughout the U.S.A. and has been a pioneering
leader with organizations including the YIVO Institute for Jewish
Research, the Columbia University/YIVO Summer Yiddish Language
Program and Klezcamp. Recognized with various awards and grants, she
is also the recipient of Klez Canada’s Lifetime Achievement Award
in Yiddish Arts and Culture.

IJMF is thrilled that Adrienne Cooper will join our expert jury and
will give a master class and workshop following the competition.

Labels & Agents: scouting for talent Representatives from
recording labels Universal, Pan Records, and Music&Words scouted at
IJMF 2008, resulting in several recording contracts. They’ll be
back looking for more talent at IJMF 2010. Joining them this year
will be Moishe Rosenfeld, owner of the leading New York Agency Golden
Land Concerts, who will be offering two winning ensembles with
representation for the coming year.

Thanks to our sponsors
and partners:

American Embassy in the Netherlands
Amsterdams Fonds voor de Kunst
Center for Jewish Culture and Creativity
Conservatory of Amsterdam
Jewish Historical Museum
Lexhanna Foundation
Levi Lassen Funds
NH Hotels
Oosterdok Parking
Partners in Culture
Prins Bernhard Cultuurfonds
Paula Salomon-Lindberg Foundation
SNS Reaal Fonds
M. Sypkens
TimeOut Amsterdam
United States Consulate
Vertical Response

Thanks also to our
advisory board:

Michael Dorf (New York)
Sandra Gibson (Washington D.C)
Bob Goldfarb (Los Angeles/Jerusalem)
Dubi Lenz (Tel Aviv)
Lenore D. Naxon (San Francisco)
Moishe Rosenfeld (New York)
Eric Stein (Toronto)
IJMF is a member of
The International Jewish
Presenters Association