Netsky, Hankus (New England Conservatory)

Current Institution

New England Conservatory (Chair, Contemporary Improvisation; Jazz studies; Director, Jewish Music Ensemble)

Areas of Expertise

Middle East, Jewish music, klezmer, jazz, contemporary improvisation.


A multi-instrumentalist, composer, and scholar, Hankus Netsky teaches improvisation and Jewish music. He is the founder and director of the Klezmer Conservatory Band, an internationally renowned Yiddish music ensemble. Netsky has previously taught Jewish music at Hebrew College and Wesleyan University, and has lectured extensively in the U.S., Canada, and Europe. Several of his essays on klezmer music have been published by the University of California Press.

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