Biographies

Born in Byten, Russia, acquired his first musical knowledge from home and from playing in a Klezmer band. Immigrated to Canada in 1911 where he continued studying and playing. While living in...

Born in Warsaw, Poland, immigrated to Israel in 1969, and studied at the Tel Aviv Academy of Music. In 1977, he moved to the U.S. and studied at Yale University where he was a student...

Pulitzer Prize winning Israeli Composer, currently serving on faculty at the University of Chicago.

For full biography via the University of Chicago Department of Music website,...

Born in Telenesht, Bessarabia. As a child he studied with Zeidel Rovner, and started performing as a cantor at the age...

Born in Pereyaslavl, Ukraine. Studied music in Germany, immigrated to Palestine in 1924 where he became very active in the local music scene. Ravina published books and articles on different...

Born in Novogrudok, Russia. Officiated as cantor in various European communities and in...

Karel Reiner, composer and pianist, born June 27, 1910 in Žatec (Western Bohemia). Reiner studied law and musicology at the Charles University in Prague, and composition at the Master School...

Born in Jerusalem where he officiated as cantor at the Shirat Israel Synagogue for 60 years. He trained many of today's notable Israeli cantors, some of whom sang in the "Shirat Israel" cantor...

Rodan was born in Yassi, Romania. He studied violin and conducting at the Bucharest Academy of Music (1945-1949) and later worked as a conductor. He left Romania in 1961 and settled in Israel....

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David Roitman was born in Dorozhinki, Russia, and was one of the leading cantors of his time. He was apprenticed with several cantors in Russia, including...

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