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Meïmoun, François (1979)

Born in 1979, François Meïmoun studied at the Conservatory of Paris (CNSMDP) with Michaël Levinas, at the Sorbonne-Paris IV University and at the Ecole des Hautes Etudes where he finished …

Kluger, Jacques (1912-1963)

Jacques Kluger was born on January 23, 1912 in Antwerp. His father, Maurice, a diamond merchant born in Wisjnicz in Galicia (now in Poland) in 1883, moved to Antwerp in …

Arnold, Jacques (1946)

Jacques Arnold was born on December 29, 1946, in the 10th arrondissement of Paris, into a traditionalist family attached to the Jewish culture. He attended the local primary school and …

Piattelli, Elio (1910-2001)

Born in Rome on May 30, 1910, Elio Piattelli graduated in 1931 from the University of Rome with a degree in Literature with the highest mark of “110 out of …

The Samy Elmaghribi Foundation

The Samy Elmaghribi Foundation was created on August 21, 2014, in Montreal (Canada), by the children of Salomon Amzallag (1922-2008) and Messody Cohen (1923-2015) in order to perpetuate the teachings …

WEINBERG, JACOB (1879-1956)

Born in 1879 in Odessa, Jacob Weinberg was a pianist and composer who wrote more than 135 works for the piano and other instruments. Born to a totally-integrated Russian Jewish …

DYCK, VLADIMIR (1882-1943)

The biography of this composer, who was born on March 19, 1882 in Odessa and died in Auschwitz in 1943, still remains incomplete. The fifth child of a modest family, …

Rubin, Ruth (1906-2000)

Born Rifkele Royzenblatt [Rivke Rosenblatt] in Montreal, in 1906, to immigrants from Bessarabia, she came into a household of literature and music. Growing up in Canada, little Ruth spoke Yiddish …

KREIN, ALEXANDER (1883-1951)

Alexander Krein (Aleksander Abramovič Krejn) was born on October 20, 1883 in the Russian city of Nizhny Novgorod.  His father, Abraham, was a violinist with a passion for Jewish music, …

ENGEL, JOEL (1868-1927)

Composer, folklorist and musicologist, Joel Engel was born in Berdyansk (Crimea) in 1868. After studying law and on the advice of Tchaikovsky, he enrolled at the Moscow Conservatory, where he …

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