Ilana Cravitz klezmer • baroque/classical • ceilidh  

Musical events Ilana is involved with.

To book in a klezmer band, baroque ensemble or viol consort, or to organise a concert, workshop, or lesson, email

For klezmer sessions and jamming, keep an eye on klezjammers and London Klezmer Session

22 February 2020


Holy Trinity Church, Rotherhithe

Falvette: Il Diluvio Universale (The Great Flood)

Musica Antica Rotherhithe (early music ensemble)

Musica Antica Rotherhithe gives Sicilian composer Michelangelo Falvetti's Il Diluvio Universale its UK premiere, and one of only a handful of performances since the 17th Century. 

With anthropomorphised elements competing over the right to end mankind and a gleeful Grim Reaper eyeing victims, it's comedy of the darkest kind. But its pivotal message is of hope and redemption, presented in gorgeous music, and through a tale - that of Noah's Ark - that can be understood by all.

More details and online booking

23 February 2020

from 12.45pm

Cecil Sharp House, London

London Fiddle Convention

Workshops and concerts


It's the most important date in every London fiddler's calendar; a chance to meet friends, learn new tunes, see some amazing playing, buy some fiddle stuff. People come from all over the South East to be there- you'll rarely meet so many fiddlers in one place!

As usual there will be a series of afternoon workshops, a fiddle contest, session in the bar, and an evening concert featuring a wide range of performers.

And YOU DON'T HAVE TO BE A FIDDLE PLAYER! The concert is open to everyone and you're guaranteed a welcoming and friendly atmosphere, and a great set of performances.

Tutors and performers: The New Deal String Band, (Old time), featuring Robin Gillan, Ben Paley (also Swedish), Joe Locker, Ilana Cravitz (Klezmer), Laurel Swift (English), Gundula Gruen (Balkan), Pete Cooper (English/Old time), Chris Haigh (jazz)

Workshops 12.45-1.45, 2.00pm – 3.00pm and 4.30pm -- 5.30pm

Tutors’ Concert 3.15pm – 4.15pm. Open to all Workshop participants.

Fiddle contest at 6:00 PM. In two categories - Up to 18 and Over 18. Open to all comers.

Evening concert begins at 7.30pm

More details and booking

11-13 May 2020

Benslow Music, Herts

The Benslow Klezmer Orchestra

Ilana and members of the London Klezmer Quartet return to Benslow Music for a residential course designed for instrumentalists (including keyboard players) from all musical backgrounds.

Applicants must be of at least roughly grade 4 level (no formal qualifications needed), and an ability to read music is essential, as this course will work from written music.

Info & booking

16 May 2020


Abney Park Cemetery Chapel, London N16

Freylekh Klezmer Dance Band

Long-established and upbeat, Freylekh Klezmer Dance Band will kick off a day of events at the amazing and (up until then) tranquil green lung of Stoke Newington.

25 June 2020


Norden Farm Centre for the Arts, Maidenhead

Klezmer! Get the Jewish Blues

Learn all about klezmer, the celebratory and soulful music of Jewish eastern Europe.

Ilana Cravitz, one of the world's leading klezmer fiddlers, illustrates with live music and colourful anecdotes her tales about the lives and times of the musicians who played this essential party music. There may be dancing...

Booking details coming soon

27 June 2020



Cafe Mozart


13-19 July 2020

Kaustinen, Finland

Kaustinen Folk Music Festival 2020

Ilana plays with the Kaustisen Kansanmuusiikkilinjan band.

More information