Biographies

Yiddish theater and Broadway actress Bertha Kalish was born in Lemberg (present day Lviv, Ukraine) ca. 1872. She began her stage career as a member of the choir at the Polish Theater.  By the...

Born in Odessa, (toady in Ukraine). Studied music in Warsaw, Berlin and Vienna. Worked as a violin player in Warsaw, as the first violin in the Warsaw Radio Symphony Orchestra....

Hanina Karaczewski was born in Petrovka, Bessarabia. Before immigrating to Palestine in 1908, he lived in ...

Alter Karniol was born in Dzialoszyce, a small province in Poland. He studied under several Hazzanim in ...

Jerome Kern was born on January 27, 1885 in New York City to parents Fanny and Henry Kern. Jerome was the oldest of nine children, of which only three survived. Kern...

Avram Moyshe Kholodenko, also known as "Pedoster," was a Klezmer bandleader from Berdichev (Ukranian city southwest of Kiev).  In the last decade, Kholodenko's compositions have been featured...

Full biography from Issachar Fater's Jewish Music in Poland between the World Wars, pp. 182-189, in Zchor website...

Born in Upper Silesia (today Poland). Worked as Cantor in Berlin and Munich. His principal work is his four-volume collection of compositions, Tehillot le-El Elyon.

Gideon Klein, pianist and composer, born December 6, 1919, in Přerov (Moravia). At the age of twelve, Klein moved to Prague to study music and liberal arts at the Jirasek Gymnasium. While in...

Born in Stryj and studied music in Lvov (1914-1916) and in Vienna (1918-1924). From 1928, worked in Lvov as a teacher, and under the Soviet occupation was promoted to management positions in...

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