photo by Peter Blacksberg
Benjy Fox-Rosen is a singer, bassist and composer creating new Jewish music. Ranging from re-imaginings of Yiddish art songs to original settings of the poetry of Krakow's Mordechai Gebirtig, Fox-Rosen's music has received critical acclaim from around the globe. Hailed by The Forward as "one of the rising stars in the Yiddish music scene" Fox-Rosen performs with many of the living legends of the so-called Klezmer Revival.
Fox-Rosen has performed at Celebrate Brooklyn (USA), the Chicago World Music Festival (USA), the Speigeltent at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival (UK), KlezMORE Festival (AU), as well as 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.
Fox-Rosen has recently relocated from Brooklyn, NY to Vienna, Austria, where he can combine his love of Yiddish music with his passion for Apfelstrudel.