London’s International Festival of Arts and Ideas

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Sophie Solomon

Contributors

Sophie Solomon, Artistic Director of the Jewish Music Institute, is the leading klezmer violinist of her generation. A founder member of groundbreaking fusionists Oi Va Voi, she went on to launch a successful solo career with Decca Records. Sophie composes for film, TV and theatre. Amongst her diverse collaborations, Sophie had the pleasure and privilege of playing violin with Leonard Cohen in Los Angeles in 2009.

Upcoming Events

Past Events

2013

Experience the genius of Leonard Cohen in this event from JBW 2013.

Saturday, 23 February 2013

Leonard Cohen has had many incarnations: seen by many as a living musical legend, he has been a novelist, poet, folk singer, and Buddhist monk. Admitting to influences as wide ranging as Hebrew prayer and Lorca, Cohen himself has in turn inspired generations of artists. Salman Rushdie said, “If I could write like that, I would.”  

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Video

 
David Grossman speaks with Mark Lawson at a special out-of-fesitval event.