Born in Byten, Russia, acquired his first musical knowledge from home and from playing in a Klezmer band. Immigrated to Canada in 1911 where he continued studying and playing. While living in Montreal Rabinovitch published various writings on Jewish music and edited the Canadian Jewish Eagle.
Born in Helsinki, Finland. Studied in St. Petersburg and Berlin before settling in Stockholm, Sweden where he worked as a composer, conductor, and music critic. His musical influences range from German Expressionism and French Impressionism to Jewish themes and Biblical cantillation.
Born in Czechoslovakia, and immigrated to Palestine in 1941. Worked as a teacher in Israel and later in Switzerland, where he settled in 1963. Lakner's compositions include incidental music, works with the use of computers, and more.
Born in Bessarbia. Studied and worked as a conductor in St. Petersburg, settling in the U.S. in 1921. As a composer, he had an inclination towards Jewish music, composing several works on Jewish themes, and writing arrangements of Jewish songs.