(b. 1973, Berlin) studied Yiddish and German Literature at Trier University and graduated in Literature, Performance Studies and Ethnomusicology at Freie Universitaet Berlin. He has been a student at Ernst Busch drama school, and worked as an actor with Robert Wilson amongst others.
Schnedler studied Yiddish song and dance at festivals in Oxford, Brussels, Weimar, Krakow and New York with Michael Alpert, Steve Weintraub, Adrienne Cooper, Alan Bern, Beyle Schaechter-Gottesman oder Sruli Dresdner. He is part of the Yiddish Summer faculty since 2007.
Together with Franka Lampe (accordion) he founded Schikker wi Lot in 2002, since 2008 the duo is engaged with “Ganovim Lider” (Thieves' songs). Schikker wi Lot's aim is to stage these unheard song collection by Shmuel Lehman.
“What ways of performing Yiddish music can we find today?” This questions became a motor in Schnedler's work in the last years. With his Yiddpop-project he found a very personal musical answer: FAYVISH brings together Singer/Songwriter, Punk, Jazz and Yiddish music.
Fabian Schnedler is the singer of the Berlin based wedding dance band Tants in Gartn Eydn. He works as a referent for the educational department of the Jewish Museum Berlin.