photo by Oliver Buhlig
Benjy Fox-Rosen is an American singer, bassist and composer currently based in Vienna, Austria. He primarily works with Yiddish music, and is interested in the intersection of folk traditions with the avant garde. Fox-Rosen conducts the Vienna Stadttempel Choir accompanying Cantor Shmuel Barzilai weekly. Additionally, he is currently pursuing a Masters Degree in Musicology at the University of Vienna.
Fox-Rosen has performed at Celebrate Brooklyn (USA), the Chicago World Music Festival (USA), the Edinburgh Fringe Festival (UK), KlezMORE Festival (AU), Wiener Festwochen (AU) as well as at venues throughout the Americas and Europe. He has taught workshops at Klezkamp, Klezkanada, The New England Conservatory, Krakow's famed Jewish Festival, The Vilnius Yiddish Institute and many other festivals.
Fox-Rosen was the recipient of a Fulbright research grant for 2012-2013 to Chisinau, Moldova where he was immersed in the shared musical languages of Yiddish and Moldovan music.
In 2012 Fox-Rosen was the recipient of a New York State Council for the Arts 'Folk Apprenticeship' grant to study with master Yiddish singer/composer Joshua Waletsky.