Leó Weiner was born in Budapest. He had his first music and piano lessons from his brother, and later studied at the Academy of Music in Budapest, studying with János (Hans) Koessler. While there, he won numerous prizes, including: the Franz Liszt Stipend, the Volkmann Prize, and the Erkel Prize, all for one composition: his Serenade, Op. 3.
Music Director and Producer for Voice of Israel in Arabic, composer, and conductor
Former Music Director and Producer for Voice of Israel in Arabic, composer, and conductor. Immigrated to Israel 1951. Initiated innovative recordings and performances within the Israel Broadcasting Authority framework.
Sol Zim is the descendant of five generations of cantors.Zim's father, Samuel Zimelman, served as cantor of the Hochschule Synagogue in Łomazy, Poland, and Congregation Shaarey Tphiloh in Portland, Maine.
This website is dedicated to the preservation, performance, and research of the music written by composers who perished during the Holocaust, with a special emphasis on those in Theresienstadt. Includes information about the foundation's research activities, archives, and educational programs, as well as a calendar of upcoming musical performances. (Description found on US Holocaust Memorial Website; Music, Web Resources)