Biographies

Yitzhak Sadai was born in Sofia, Bulgaria, and immigrated to Israel in 1949. He studied composition at the Tel Aviv Academy of Music under...

Born in London, was a concert pianist from an early age. As a composer he wrote works for piano, organ, orchestra and opera, and had a special interest in devotional music for the...

Born in Heidelberg, Germany, Salmon studied composition with Richard Strauss at the Berlin Academy of the Arts, and later worked as a repetiteur at the Berlin Staatsoper,...

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“The first lady of the piano in Israel," and, "She is considered the first Israel-born pianist to achieve international fame”... these and similar phrases color many writings about...

Lazare Saminsky was born in Vale-Gotzulovo, Ukraine. He studied composition at the St. Petersburg Conservatory (1906-1910). In 1908 he became a founding member of the...

Born in Belaya Tserkov, Ukraine. Immigrated to the US in 1888 where he worked in the...

Rafael Schächter was born May 27, 1905, in Braila (Rumania). After World War I, Schächter moved to Brno, where he began his formal musical studies. He continued his studies...

Born in Vienna, Austria. Studied in Vienna, and later worked as an organist in synagogues in Munich and in Rome. Immigrated to the U.S. in 1940 and held positions as a synagogue organist in...

Leon Schidlowsky (b. Santiago, 1931, immigrated in 1969, lives in Tel-Aviv) was a father figure to many of the third generation of composers at The Rubin Israel Academy of Music at...
Born in Vienna, she escaped to England in 1938 and immigrated to the US in 1948. She became a popular singer, giving over a thousand concerts. An expert in folksong, Schlamme sang...

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