Steven Greenman (USA; violin)

is recognized internationally as one of the finest practitioners of traditional East European Jewish klezmer violin.  As a composer of klezmer music he is producer and lead performer for the recording Stempenyu's Dream which contains his original Jewish and klezmer compositions.  A co-founder of the Khevrisa ensemble together with Walter Zev Feldman, Steven is also co-producer and lead performer of the recording Khevrisa-European Klezmer Music on the Smithsonian Folkways label.  Steven currently leads the Stempenyu's Dream ensemble, Di Tsvey and the Steven Greenman Klezmer Ensemble.  He has taught klezmer music at KlezKamp, KlezKanada, KlezFest London, Internationales Klezmer Festival Fuerth and Klezmer Wochen Weimar and has performed at the Jewish Culture Festival in Krakow, Poland and at Toronto's Ashkenaz-A Festival of New Yiddish Culture.  In addition to klezmer music Steven is an accomplished performer of Hungarian nota, Romanian lautari music and urban East European Gypsy music and is a co-founder and performer with the ensemble Harmonia.  As a concert performer Steven has been a guest soloist with the Cleveland Pops Orchestra, the Canton Symphony and the Akron Symphony performing his own arrangements of traditional East European Gypsy violin music and klezmer music.