Biographies

Born in Schwabach, Bavaria (today Germany). Worked as a cantor and as an educator in Munich. His book, Vollstaendiger Jahrgang von Terzett-und Chorgesaengen der Synagoge in Muenchen,...

Mark Kopytman (b. Kamenets-Podolsk, Ukraine, 1929, immigrated in 1972, lived in Jerusalem), a doctor in medicine (1952) and a PhD in composition (Moscow Conservatory, 1958),...

Moshe Koussevitsky was born in Smorgon, Poland, the eldest of four brothers who all perused careers in...

Hans Krása, composer, born November 30, 1899 in Prague. Krása began taking piano lessons at the school of Theresie Wallerstein at the age of...

Alexander Krein was born in the Staraya Ruza region of Moscow in 1883. He and his five other siblings were taught Jewish folk and instrumental music by...

Full biography in JMWC by Judith Pinnolis.

Additional biography available at...

Iraqi composer and violinist, Salah El Kuweiti was born in Kuwait, and taken to Iraq when he was 17. He played violin, sang, composed, and achieved great musical fame in Iraq...

Iraq, 1938. Salah El Kuweiti standing second from the right. Taken from http://www.babylonjewry.org.il/

Kwartin was born in Novo-arkhangelsk, Ukraine, and was first exposed to the cantorial tradition through his involvement in...

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