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French vocalist/multi-instrumentalist Eleonore Weill is acclaimed for her soulful interpretations of Yiddish, East European and French traditional Musics. Hailing from a musical family in Southern France and now based in Brooklyn, Weill performs and records in a variety of ensembles, from klezmer to Romanian and Occitane folk musics. In addition to her acclaimed socially-conscious Yiddish music ensemble Tsibele, she performs internationally with Frank London, the Baroque Music Center of Versailles (C.M.B.V.), Joey Weisenberg and the Hadar ensemble, Midwood, , Orchestre National de Toulouse, Les Saqueboutiers, Miqueu Montanaro, and many others. She has additionally received commissions for composition and performed with theater companies such as Doppelskope, Bread and Puppets, Ensemble Oneiroi, and Great Small Works. She has performed for audiences on a diverse range of stages including Lincoln Center, the Palace of Versailles, the Hammerstein Ballroom, Symphony Space, the Brooklyn and Philadelphia Folk Festivals, as well as at leading international Yiddish festivals including Yiddish New York, the Ashkenaz Festival (Toronto), Kleztival (São Paulo), KlezKanada (Quebec) and Yidstock (Massachusetts). With performance degrees from France’s National Conservatories in Paris and Toulouse, Weill holds a Master’s in ethnomusicology from the Sorbonne and Columbia University. Performing on recorder, wooden flutes, piano, accordion and hurdy-gurdy, Weill’s music is informed by her conviction that traditional songs have great power to create social change.

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