Sanya Kroitor is an Israeli musician born in Moldavia.
His love for music was given to him as a child by his father Emile Kroitor – a well-known accordionist and composer.
He started playing the violin when he was 7. When he was 10 he performed his first concerts as a soloist with the Moldavian Folkloric Band conducted by his father.
To have a perfect mastery of his instrument, he attended a well-known Russian violin school: the Chisinau School in the Moldavian capital, taught by Joseph Nuzman, a former pupil of David Oistrakh and Isabelle Isma. Then he distinguished himself quickly thanks to his exceptional talent and virtuosity and more particularly thanks to his unique bow technique. As a result, he soon started a career in Moldavia.
He plunged into the universe of jazz and improvisation very young. While listening to the most talented artists, he draws his inspiration from Stéphane Grappelli, Django Reinhard, Jean-Luc Ponty, and Didier Lockwood. He also fed on the traditional Jewish music – Klezmer – which is part of his culture.
In 1992 he left for Israel and immediately collaborated with famous Israeli musicians such as Miki Gabrielov, David d'Or, Amir Benaum, Rita I. Poliker, Arik Einstein, Noa, and Glikeria. He was soon asked for concerts and rapidly met with success in Israel. He is regularly requested to perform on the radio and television in Israel, Russia, America, Canada, and Brazil.
After many concerts and collaborations with other artists all over the world, Sanya Kroitor started a solo career and released his first album “All in One” in 2003. Also in 2003 he created his band and started performing all over the world.
The years 2007 and 2008 were both characterized by his intense creativity, his artistic originality and the releases of his second album “High Voltage Violin” and third album “Renewal”.
In 2010 and 2014 he also recorded two albums with his father the accordionist Emile Kroitor.
His latest album “Infinity Forever” released in December 2016 was very successful. It is a brilliant example of his uncommon artistic creativity.
Today Sanya Kroitor is one of the most charismatic violinists of his generation.
He continuously performs in the most prestigious places all over the world: in Israel, in the USA – New York, Washington (for Heads of States), Boston, Miami, Los Angeles, in Canada – Toronto, Montreal, Vancouver, in Russia – Moscow, at the Bolshoi Theatre, at the Kremlin, at the Grand Choral Synagogue, St Petersburg, at the Kazan Jazz Festival, in France – at the Unesco, Paris, in Brazil at the World Music Festival in Sao Paolo but also in Taiwan, in South Korea and in China.
Regularly Sanya Kroitor and Didier Lockwood performed together.
According to Sanya Kroitor music is not just playing some musical scores. He makes sure the importance and role of each note are felt.
His music – which is a mixture of jazz, folk, rock fusion, world music, and klezmer music is the result of his compositions, both unique and fascinating.
Even if he is considered one of the best virtuoso violinists of his generation, Sanya Kroitor only swears by work which makes him reach perfection and the technical mastery of his instrument. This work is as important to him as the emotion he gives through his music. As a result, improvisation has unsurprisingly become so meaningful to Sanya's artistic expression.
In addition to his limitless compositions, music is to Sanya Kroitor a unique space for pure confession where he enjoys a spiritual relationship with his instrument.
Sanya Kroitor's artistic elegance, charismatic power and vivacious energy combined with his exceptional mastery of the violin technique and with the deep emotion coming from his compositions make his music an extraordinary experience which delights all souls.
Sanya Kroitor and his Band
already 15 years!
Sanya Kroitor has been living an intense and close collaboration with his band for 15 years. His musicians are always carefully listening to him but without ignoring their own personalities. This affinity makes Sanya's performances richer. These stage partners are a real family in which each of them plays a role in the proceedings and dynamics of each concert.
The soul's strings
Laetitia Himo & Sanya Kroitor: an appealing sensual duet.
The two unusual and charismatic artists met in 2014.
Their two instruments, temperaments and souls join and talk to each other with mutual attraction and sensuality. They play soaring melodies going from Back to the Beatles. Their exceptional talents have been invigorating the international stages for more than five years.
Father & Son: a major duet
Emile & Sanya Kroitor
Emile Kroitor's accordion has been resonating on the strings of Sanya's violin since he was a little boy.
Emile Kroitor has composed many Balkan, Gypsy and Klezmer pieces for his son.
Their duet is self-evident.
Emile Kroitor is the emblematic guest of Sanya's concerts.
Sanya Kroitor & Didier Lockwood
Sanya Kroitor had a nice collaboration with maestro Didier Lockwood, a major figure of contemporary jazz.