Chag Sameach

Israeli Lior Kaminetsky is an internationally renowned violinist currently living in Los Angeles. He recently returned from a concert tour through Jewish communities in South Africa, Zimbabwe and Namibia. “I was honored,” Lior says, “to have a unique interaction with the black African community as well.”

During his trip, Zulu dancers invited Lior to play African music, also known as “Violina Violina.” The performance took place in Durban, South Africa. At this time of rejoicing in the holiday of Sukkot, Hoshana Raba, Shemini Atzeret and Simchat Torah (holidays you may have never heard of!), here’s something easy on the ears: a sampling of Lior’s musical adventures. Chag sameach/happy holidays!

Lior plays violin at the far left hand side of the screen!

Watch Part II here or below.



Lior Kaminetsky earned a Masters’ degree in Violin performance & Musicology from the Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance and the Hebrew University. Currently lives in Los Angeles, pursing a D.M.A degree (Doctor of Musical Arts) at the Thornton School of Music at USC. He has won various awards from the Universite De Sorbon, Gratz Academy and the Schwerin Academy institutions, and from the Ella Fitzgerald Charitable, Nowakowsky and America-Israel Cultural Foundations. Kaminetsky serves as the west coast music critic for the Israeli newspaper Yedioth. He has performed widely abroad and has appeared on radio and TV as well as in the documentary film, “Dying to Live,” by Ben Mittleman.

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One Response to Chag Sameach

  1. Moshe says:

    Amazing!

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