Happy Birthday, Giora Feidman!

Concert matinee, ZDF, 75 min.

The Klezmer-King celebrates his 85th birthday with top guests from the music and acting scene and music from classical to pop – and of course Klezmer.

Together with Anne-Sophie Mutter, Giora Feidman plays the movie soundtrack to “Schindler’s List”, piano world star Lang Lang congratulates via video call from his home in China and plays a short duet with the birthday boy.

Further stars from the current pop music charts also join the ranks of congratulants: Tim Bendzko, Gil Ofarim and Cassandra Steen have rearranged a few of their best hits specifically for this birthday show. Actor and singer Axel Prahl, accompanied by his Inselorchester, presents his birthday serenade with proper power and drive.

Joined by the mandolin star Avi Avital, Giora Feidman takes a musical excursion to the Baroque era – and eventually together with the four virtuosos of Salut Salon dives into the infectious tango sounds of his native Argentina.

Hannes Jaenicke presents an equally entertaining and emotional concert matinée from the “Glass Courtyard“ from the Jewish Museum Berlin – and the celebrity guests have a lot of surprises in store for the jubilarian.

And so the tour of the Jewish Museum that Iris Berben and the jubilarian take also becomes an expedition through 1700 years of Jewish life in Germany – yet another historic birthday in 2021.


Giora Feidman & Klezmer Virtuos

Iris Berben
Anne-Sophie Mutter
Lang Lang
Tim Bendzko
Axel Prahl & Das Inselorchester
Salut Salon
Gil Ofarim
Cassandra Steen
Avi Avital

Presented by: Hannes Jaenicke

Directed by: Andreas Morell