Biographies

Born in Tel Aviv, Michal Smoira-Cohn studied at the Palestine Academy of Music (graduated 1947), and later at Uppsala University in Sweden (1956-1958). Among her many activities in Israel's...

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Full biography in Milken Archive.

Born in Hadera, Israel, where he performed as a cantor from a young age. He composed, orchestrated, and arranged many works for cantor and choir. One of Sobol's main projects was the...

Pete Sokolow, a Brooklyn native, is a jazz and klezmer pianist and reed player whose klezmer roots in the Catskills span older and newer generations of Jewish...

David Aaron De Sola was descended from a distinguished family of Sephardim, who emigrated from Spain in 1492 and the family have settled mainly in Holland.
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Avraham Soltes was born on March 3, 1917, in New York City, to parents who recently arrived from Eastern Europe. His father, Mordechai Soltes had earned a Ph.D. in...

Born in Libau, Latvia. During WWII she was imprisoned in various concentration camps, and in 1947 immigrated to the United States. Spector collected many recordings ...

Born in Köngisberg, Germany, and immigrated to the US in 1882. After settling in New York, he worked as a conductor for the Beethoven Mannerchor, served as director and instructor at...

Also know as "Nissi Belzer". His birth place is uncertain, but most sources agree on his Lithuanian origin. Spivak sang in the choir of Yeruham Blindman...

Born in Vienna, and came to Palestine after the annexation of Austria to Nazi Germany. After serving in the British Air Force, he settled in the U.S. where he taught at several academies. As a...

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