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 on 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 or based on Middle-Eastern musical traditions.

She graduated in 2015 with the GLOMAS Master's degree in global music at the Royal Academy of Music of Aarhus/Aalborg, Denmark, after completing the Italian classical music education with a Bachelor's degree in 2010 from the Music Conservatory of Adria, ”A. Buzzolla”. In 2003 Valeria has also earned a Bachelor 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 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 multicultural and multidisciplinary settings.

She is currently living in Stockholm (Sweden) where, besides cooperating with Stockholm 's Jewish Community and the Swedish Klezmer Association, she is leading a Klezmer music course at Paideia Folkhögskola, holding lectures and workshops for Paideia - The European Institute for Jewish Studies in Sweden, and attending an online Master's program in Theology and Religion (Jewish Studies) at Lund University.



Di Saposhkelekh - Berachot Klezmer

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Di Saposhkelekh - Berachot Klezmer

Kleyzness - Bewer Duo

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Long-term collaboration with Norwegian pianist Harald Aamodt Aadland, extract from a concert at the Royal Academy of Music of A?rhus (DK) performed as Bewer Duo, mixing free improvisation and Klezmer/ Yiddish melodies.

Valeria Conte's Collaborations


I am always available for new and interesting...

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In collaboration with rabbi Ute Steyer and cantor Yuval...

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PAIDEIA - The European Institute for Jewish Studies in Sweden

Valeria is a proud and successful "Lise Meitner" 2018-2019...

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As part of the teachers' team of Paideia Folkhögskola...

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Next Event

MIN KLEZMER - Valeria Conte


During MIN KLEZMER, Valeria will tell us about her way into Klezmer music, share some favourite tunes and teach a tune as well as answer questions.

Register before April 19th, here.

The event is organized by Svenska Klezmerföreningen, Vargkatten Produktion, Paideia Folkhögskola, and with the support of Kulturrådet.