Biographies

Born in Parichi, Belarus. Immigrated to the U.S. in 1915. Worked as cantor and conductor in Europe (Berlin and Copenhagen) and later in the U.S. (New York and Philadelphia). Has written many...

 [Pictures taken from: Beimel, Jacob. Mikitka (Jewish folk song). New York : Jos. P. Katz, 1924]

Dr. Nili Belkind is an ethnomusicologist whose specialty areas include the Middle East and the Caribbean. Her upcoming book Music in Conflict: Palestine, Israel and the Politics of Aesthetic...

Clarinetist and teacher. Born in Moscow, immigrated to the U.S. in 1920. Achieved high acclaim in...

Paul Ben-Haim (Munich, 1897- Tel-Aviv, 1984, emigrated to Palestine in 1933) was the most recognized Israeli composer abroad, at least until the 1970s. A composer, conductor, pianist...

Courtney Blue

The Jewish Music Research Centre of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem mourns the passing of Moroccan Jewish folk singer Alicia (Benassayag) Bendayan on Friday, June 11,...

Moses Beregovski was born in the Ukraine in 1892.  He was exposed to liturgical music at an early age through his father who was...

Born in Leipzig in 1910. Immigrated to the U.S. in 1941. Was known as an...

Pianist, conductor and composer. Born in Lawerence, Mass. Diverse musician and was well known in the U.S. and abroad in many musical fields: as conductor (NY Philharmonic orchestra,...

Born in Shatsk (today Ukraine). Officiated as cantor in Vilna for thirty years (1893-1923). A prolific composer who published...

Born in Bessarabia (today Moldova), immigrated to Palestine in 1946. Founded and directed the Rinat Choir (1955-1974), the Israel Chamber Orchestra (1964-1975) and other Israeli musical...

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