We are proud to announce that Hankus Netsky will be part of our distinguished jury at IJMF2017.
A multi-instrumentalist, composer, and ethnomusicologist, Dr. Hankus Netsky is chair of New England Conservatory’s Contemporary Improvisation Department, a pioneering multi-cultural music department now in it’s 41st year, and founder and director of the Klezmer Conservatory Band, an internationally renowned Yiddish music ensemble. He has composed extensively for film, theater, and television, collaborated closely with such artists as Itzhak Perlman, Robin Williams, Joel Grey, Theodore Bikel, and Robert Brustein, and produced numerous recordings, including ten by the Klezmer Conservatory Band. He was the recipient of the Yosl Mlotek award and a “Forward Fifty” award for his role in the resurgence of traditional Eastern European Jewish ethnic musical culture and a New England Conservatory Outstanding Alumni award as well as their Louis Krasner and Lawrence Lesser awards for Excellence in Teaching. He has also taught at McGill University, Hampshire College, Wesleyan University and Hebrew College. His essays on Jewish music have been published by the University of California Press, the University of Pennsylvania Press, the University of Scranton Press, Hips Roads, and the University Press of America, and Temple University Press published his book, “Klezmer, Music and Community in 20th Century Jewish Philadelphia” in 2015.