Biographies

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...

Edward Stark was born in 1856 in Hohenems, Austria to father Josef Stark, a local cantor and butcher. As a young boy, Edward...

Erich Walter Sternberg (Berlin, 1891 – Tel-Aviv 1974, immigrated in 1932) was the first local composer performed by the Palestine Orchestra (1937). His style was mostly conservative, post-...

Jacques Stroumsa was born in Salonika in 1913, the son of a distinguished teacher and a talented milliner. The oldest of four children, he showed musical talent at a...

 Jacques Stroumsa 1937

Joachim Stutschewsky (Romny, Ukraine, 1891 – Tel-Aviv, 1982, immigrated in 1938), was a well-known cellist, composer, arranger, and writer, a founder of the Society for the Development of Jewish...

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