"Clarinetist Emil Goldschmidt summons four seasons of tones from his instrument."

- All About Jazz, NYC

Emil Goldschmidt

Emil Goldschmidt is a clarinettist and saxophone-player specialised in authentic Jewish music. Born in 1983 he started playing drums at an age of 8, but soon fell in love with the wood winds. When he was 9 years old, he was admitted in The Tivoli Boys Guard on the clarinet, where he took his very first steps in his professional career.


Emil Goldschmidt has been classically trained by Tore Othmar Poulsen (Royal Danish Orchestra) and Jesper Helmuth (Copenhagen Phil), but it was the old recordings of the Jewish masters, David Tarras and Naftule Brandwein, who gave him his true calling. Taught by the great Jewish players, David Krakauer and Andy Statman, he quickly discovered his own voice in Jewish music leading him to establish Mames Babegenush. Rooted in East European Jewish dance music Mames Babegenush quickly dazzled both audience and critics, which has lead up to concerts in more than 10 different countries.

Some of the highlights in his career has been being selected for the prestigious “Young Artist Program” in Carnegie Hall and the participation in “The 2nd Jewish Music Competition”, where Mames Babegenush, as the only band, won 3 prizes, including the much appreciated “Audience Prize”.


Emil Goldschmidt plays a broad range of musical styles which makes him an appealing artist in both live-performances and studio-recordings.




Turboweekend, William Blakes, Choir of Young Believers, Shanghai, Kenneth Bager Experience, Pharfar, Hess Is More, Six City Stompers, Middle East Peace Orchestra, Suspekt, Klamfyr, SoCalled (CAN), Yuri Yunakov (BGR), Karsten Troyke (GER),  Frank London (USA), Yair Dalal (ISR), David Krakauer (USA), Gitta-Maria Sjöberg, Idil Alpsoy and Ensemble Shahar.


Places and Spaces:


Carnegie Hall (US), Concertgebouw (NL), DRs Concert Hall (DK), The Royal Theater (DK), Roskilde Festival (DK), Paradiso (NL), Teatro Indepenzia (AG), Savoy Theater (FI), Parkteatret (NO) , DR and TV2 (Danish National Television) a.o.