Kleztory embodies with passion and virtuosity the music originating from Eastern European shtetlech—small Eastern European villages or ghettos in Yiddish. Like the music they perform with brio, Kleztory is a rich mosaic of cultures and musical orientations (Russian, Québécois, Canadian), with different training (conservatory, self-taught) and diverse musical sensibilities (classical, contemporary, jazz, blues, traditional, country and folk). Their uplifting shows, peppered with humour, overflowing with energy and charged with emotion, never fail to bring joy to audiences.

Uniting their talents, the musicians play with emotion and virtuosity in the true spirit of klezmer music. Through innovative, yet respectful arrangements of original compositions, Kleztory has forged a unique and authentic musical journey and received acclaim for their electrifying performances.

A real gift for these challenging times!


Airat Ichmouratov Leader, clarinet, bass clarinet and duclar

Elvira Misbakhova, violin and viola

Mark Peetsma, double-bass

Mélanie Bergeron, accordion

Raphaël D’Amour, guitar

David Ryshpan, piano

Bertil Schulrabe, percussion


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