Valeria Conte

 
Musician & designer

Besides a great interest and experience in free improvisation, Valeria has a deep passion for Jewish and Eastern European musical traditions. Since 2006 she has been researching Klezmer melodies, Yiddish songs and Hasidic singing repertoire, looking especially at the connection between music and culture. She has also been collaborating and cooperating with multicultural projects inspired by or based on Middle-Eastern musical traditions.

She graduated in 2015 with the GLOMAS MA's degree in Global Music at the Royal Academy of Music of Århus/Aalborg (Denmark) after completing the Italian classical music education with a BA in 2010 from the Music Conservatory of Adria, ”A. Buzzolla”. In 2003 Valeria also earned a BA in applied textile arts at the Institute of Arts of Venice (Italy) cooperating then for a decade with Fiorella Gallery. She is currently working on her own design projects inspired by Jewish mysticism and combining hevruta methodology with a creative process.

Valeria has taken part in several collaborations in Scandinavia, Europe, and Israel. She is actively working within the educational area as well as the performative one, especially within multidisciplinary and multicultural settings.

She is currently living in Stockholm (Sweden) where she is leading the Klezmer - Jewish Instrumental Music and until Spring 2024, the Jewish Music: Ensemble & Song courses at Paideia Folkhögskola, the first and only school for adult education with a Jewish profile in Sweden. She also holds lectures and workshops for Paideia - The European Institute for Jewish Studies in Sweden and cooperates with Stockholm's Jewish Community (Judiska Församlingen i Stockholm), and the Swedish Klezmer Association (Svenska Klezmerföreningen).

She performs traditional and original Klezmer and Yiddish repertoires with her band, Valeria's Klezmer Chariot and she is the organiser and leader of the OAKJS - Open-Air Klezmer Jam Sessions - Stockholm.


MUSIC DESIGN


Music

AT SEA - EP

About this track

"At Sea" is Valeria's Klezmer Chariot's second EP. Commissioned by Epidemic Sound, it was released in May 20th, 2022.

producer & composer: Valeria Conte
mixing: John Runefelt
mastering: Epidemic Sound
graphics: Valeria Conte

 

musicians:
Valeria Conte: clarinet
cantor Yuval Hed: viola
John Runefelt: accordion, trombone
Stian Grimstad: tuba
Hugo Widén: drums

IN VALD - EP

About this track

In Vald (in the forest) is Valeria's Klezmer Chariot's first EP. Commissioned by Epidemic Sound, it was released on March 18th, 2022.

producers: Valeria Conte, John Runefelt
composer: Valeria Conte
graphics: Valeria Conte



Valeria Conte's Collaborations

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OAKJS - KLEZMER JAM SESSIONS - Stockholm

THE OPEN-AIR SEASON IS OFFICIALLY OPEN!! SUMMER2024 - h...

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VALERIA'S KLEZMER CHARIOT

Hop into the wonderland of Valeria’s Klezmer Chariot...

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EFO - EUROPEAN FRIENDSHIP ORCHESTRA

European Friendship Orchestra ( EFO ) is a concert and a...

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Next Event

VALERIA'S KLEZMER CHARIOT @ THE GARAGE STOCKHOLM

20jul
#Concert

h. 18:30 @ The Garage Stockholm

Valeria's Klezmer Chariot 4et

Valeria Conte: klarinet, vokal
Isabel Douglass: dragspel
Stian Grimstad: tuba
Tomas Norberg: trommer






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