Alicia Svigals is a classically trained violinist with a degree in ethnomusicology from Brown University. Named Best Instrumentalist at the Fifth International Klezmer Festival in Safed, Israel, she has toured and recorded extensively with the Klezmatics, of which she is a founding member. She is also a noted player of Greek fiddle music, and she has toured, recorded, and composed for some of Greece’s most famous artists. Svigals has worked with John Zorn, the Kronos Quartet, guitarist Marc Ribot, playwrights Tony Kushner and Eve Ensler, poet Allen Ginsberg, and Led Zeppelin’s Robert Plant and Jimmy Page. She also appeared in the TV documentary and recording In the Fiddler’s House with violinist Itzhak Perlman. As a composer, she was selected to be a 2014 MacDowell Fellow, and was the recipient of the Foundation for Jewish Culture’s 2013 New Jewish Culture Network commission for her new score to the 1918 Pola Negri silent film, the Yellow Ticket. 


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