Biographies

Gideon Klein, pianist and composer, born December 6, 1919, in Přerov (Moravia). At the age of twelve, Klein moved to Prague to study music and liberal arts at the Jirasek Gymnasium. While in...

Jeff Klepper is an American Jewish Cantor, and one of the pioneers of the singer-songwriter style that took over American synagogue music during the second half of the 20th century. He started...

Born in Stryj and studied music in Lvov (1914-1916) and in Vienna (1918-1924). From 1928, worked in Lvov as a teacher, and under the Soviet occupation was promoted to management positions in...

Born in Schwabach, Bavaria (today Germany). Worked as a cantor and as an educator in Munich. His book, Vollstaendiger Jahrgang von Terzett-und Chorgesaengen der Synagoge in Muenchen, is...

Mark Kopytman (b. Kamenets-Podolsk, Ukraine, 1929, immigrated in 1972, lived in Jerusalem), a doctor in medicine (1952) and a PhD in composition (Moscow Conservatory, 1958),...

Moshe Koussevitsky was born in Smorgon, Poland, the eldest of four brothers who all perused careers in...

Hans Krása, composer, born November 30, 1899 in Prague. Krása began taking piano lessons at the school of Theresie Wallerstein at the age of...

Alexander Krein was born in the Staraya Ruza region of Moscow in 1883. He and his five other siblings were taught Jewish folk and instrumental music by his...

Full biography in JMWC by Judith Pinnolis.

Additional biography available at the...

Iraqi composer and violinist, Salah El Kuweiti was born to Iraqi parents in Kuwait, and taken to Iraq when he was 17. He played violin, sang, composed, and achieved...

Iraq, 1938. Salah El Kuweiti standing second from the right. Taken from http://www.babylonjewry.org.il/

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