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Zoe Christiansen


An internationally acclaimed clarinetist, accordionist and pianist, Zoe Christiansen, has performed extensively in Europe, Russia, the U.S. and Canada. A graduate of New England Conservatory, she has taught for NEC's Preparatory and Continuing education programs, Village Harmony, Yiddish New York, KlezKanada and KlezFest St. Petersburg. She has been featured with many of the top ensembles and performers in the klezmer and Yiddish world including the Klezmer Conservatory Band, Theodore Bikel, Susan Watts, Michael Winograd's Honorable Menschn, Daniel Kahn and the Painted Bird, and Frank London's Klezmer All-Stars. Most recently she represented the U.S. in an extensive concert tour of Eastern Europe sponsored by the State Department.

Zoe recently formed her Vermont Klezmer Ensemble, featuring nationally renowned Klezmer musicians who bring to the group tremendous virtuosity and familiarity with a wide variety of dance music.

"Zoe's versatility and virtuosity put her in a class by herself."
-Dr. Hankus Netsky, co-chair, Contemporary Improvisation, New England Conservatory, Founder and Director, Klezmer Conservatory Band

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