Simeon Bellison

Clarinetist and teacher
1881-1953

Clarinetist and teacher. Born in Moscow, immigrated to the U.S. in 1920. Achieved high acclaim in Russia and the U.S. as a clarinetist. Established ensembles which were dedicated to Jewish music both in Russia and in the U.S. Arranged many Jewish compositions for his ensemble in New York. Bellison's archives and a collection of his instruments are housed in the Jerusalem Academy of Music in Jerusalem.

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Sources:

Encyclopedia Judaica, Concise Encyclopedia of Jewish Music (Macy Nulman).

Biography in print: 

Belliston, Bona. The Life and Accomplishments of Simeon Bellison. Brigham Young University, Thesis Diss., 1956.

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