Dmitri Zisl Slepovitch is a clarinetist, saxophonist, pianist, composer, ethnomusicologist, educator, conductor, and Yiddish/ Eastern European style singer, the founder of Litvakus and Minsker Kapelye klezmer bands, instructor/ lecturer on Yiddish Language and Culture, Jewish and Eastern European Musical Traditions at The New School, YIVO Institute, Arbeter Ring/ Workmen's Circle, The Moscow Sefer Center, and other institutions worldwide. Since 2008, he has been an Assistant  Artistic Director at National Yiddish Theatre – Folksbiene, working together with Zalmen Mlotek, one of the most authoritative figures in the modern Jewish theater and music world.  He has co-arranged a score for Itzhak Perlman's 2012 album Eternal Echoes: Songs and Dances for the Soul featuring Cantor Yitzchak Meir Helfgot (Sony Classical, 2012, music direction by Hankus Netsky, read review) and then took part in the TV production of this program on PBS – Thirteen/ WNET (Rejoice).

As a musician, music director, composer, and conductor Slepovitch has performed/ recorded/ worked with Michael Alpert, Paul Brody, Psoy Korolenko, Frank London, Zalmen Mlotek, Hankus Netsky, and Yale Strom, to name a few. Based on his ethnographic collection, Slepovitch created and co-produced a multimedia concert, Traveling the Yiddishland presented by the National Yiddish Theatre – Folksbiene (read review).

Dmitri Zisl Slepovitch has worked as a music consultant and played character roles in the movies Defiance (2009) and The Burning Land (2003); a co-producer of the KlezmerShock! International Festival (Minsk, 2005). He served as a composer, arranger, orchestrator, music director, rehearsal pianist, band musician, and actor in numerous theater productions in New York and Minsk. Among his original works, Dmitri Slepovitch has composed music for the ballet "Two Brothers" (Folksbiene) and the documentary Funeral Season. Read autobiographical article by Dmitri Slepovitch in Jewish Forward.

 
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