Biographies

Yardena Alotin (Tel-Aviv, 1930-1994) is the only well known woman composer of her generation. She studied with Partos (also with Boskovich, Seter, Ben-Haim), and in 1975-6 she served as...

Born in Lvov, (today Ukraine), studied music in Vienna, and officiated as a cantor in Europe and South Africa before immigrating to the U.S. in 1961 where he was a...

Cantor-composer, teacher and Thalmudic-scholar. Born in Vilna. Studied Talmud in Courland and cantorial arts in Berdichev with Yeruham Blindman. Officiated as cantor in Slonim...

In the early 1960’s, Jo Amar was a Mizrahi music star. He combined ‘paytanut’ and poetry to create classic hits like “Barcelona,” “Ismach Moshe, “Shir Hashikor,” “Harini Shar,” and others. Amar...

Israeli composer and teacher. Emanuel Amiran (Pugatchov) was born in Warsaw in 1909 to Ukrainian parents. In 1914, the family moved to Russia. Due to the fact that his father founded and...

Aharon Amram was born in Sana'a, Yemen, in 1939. His father, Rabbi Shlomo Amram, worked as a messenger for the Av Bet-Din (chief of the courthouse), and officiated as the head...

Karel Ančerl, conductor, born April 11, 1908 in Tučapy (Southern Bohemia). Karel Ančerl studied conducting and composition at the Prague Conservatory of Music. After...

Sasha (Alexander) Argov (Abramovich) was born in Moscow on October 26, 1914 and died in Tel Aviv on September 27, 1995. At the young age of three and a half Argov began to study piano with his...

Italian musician. Member of the dall'Arpa family from Mantua, whose members were known as musicians and especially as harpists, hence the family name. Abramo dall'Arpa achieved fame as one of...

The Jewish Music Research Centre announces with sadness the recent passing of Cheikh Mwijo (1937-2020), one of the most distinguished and long-standing Moroccan musicians in Israel. This short...

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