Robin Seletsky is a classically trained clarinetist who grew up with the sounds of klezmer from listening to her father, famed klezmer clarinetist and composer, Harold Seletsky.  Robin has performed extensively, around the country and as far away as India, as both a klezmer soloist and as a member of her chamber ensemble, Big Galute. Read more about her here. Robin is currently taking on students of klezmer as well as "legit" clarinet. The lessons can be via Skype, FaceTime or in-person. Check out one of her klezmer tutorials here.

LATEST: Thank you, Robin! Your klezmer playing brought such incredible character to the production.--Andrew Underberg, music producer NYC

  And check out some of her live performances below.



Robin Seletsky, the principal clarinetist [Glimmerglass Opera], blew a jazzy solo onstage during ‘Too Darn Hot’...and offered stylish solos from the pit.”
-- New York Times


“Clarinetist Robin Seletsky delivered her solos with great flair.”
-- San Antonio Express News


"Dear Robin, I am so pleased that you were a part of Too Darn Hot.  It was a highlight of the number—and of the show.  Thank you for gracing us with your beautiful presence and music-making onstage!"

-- Diane Paulus, Tony Winning Broadway Director


"Big Galut(e) stays true to the freewheeling tradition of folk music while building in opportunities to showcase the virtuosity of its members. Here’s the original composition “Kalkutta Klezmer,” penned by Big Galut(e) co-founder [and clarinetist] Robin Seletsky. 'Big Galut(e)' is out now."
-- Utne Reader album review


"Heard your uplifting joyful music, better than any doctor's prescription. Please let me know when I can have the good luck to get a refill. Will be anxiously awaiting your reply so I may be able to hear you create music like the happy and poignant sounds I heard tonight."
-- An Audience Member


"Robin, you are indeed threatening your Dad as the Prez of Klez. Your performance was (easily) the high point of the concert! It was a great chart for klezmer clarinet and orchestra and you produced sounds I never knew were possible."
-- Charles Schneider, Music Director Utica (NY) Symphony.