Biographies

Read the biographies and discover the works of the people involved with Jewish music.

Cuniot, Denis (1953)

Pianist of jazz and improvised music, Denis Cuniot is one of the main initiators of the revival and recognition of klezmer music in France.
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Daniel, Itaï (1967)

Born in Israel, Itaï Daniel is a composer, pianist and conductor. He begins his musical studies by learning piano with internationally renowned teachers such as Jonathan Zak, Boris Guslitzer or (…) Read more

David, Samuel (1836-1895)

Born in Paris on November 12th 1836, Samuel David is admitted very young at the music conservatory, where he wins at the age of 13 a first prize award of solfeggio (1850) and then of harmony and (…)
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Delmin, Dany (1925)

Dany Delmin is a composer, performer and songwriter in French, Hebrew and Yiddish Born David Polack, he is the youngest in a family of 7 children. When the war breaks out, his life changes and he (…)
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Dzigan and Shumacher

Native of Łódź in Poland, Shimen (Szymon) Dzigan (1905-1980) and Yisroel Shumacher (Szumacher) (1908-1961), famous Yiddish comedy duo, were known worldwide before and after the 2nd world (…)
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Elenkrieg, Abe (1878-1965)

Besides is work as a hairdresser, Abe Elenkrieg or Elenkrig (1878-1965) was a trumpet player and conductor of the “Abe Elenkrig Yiddishe Orchestra” and of the “Hebrew Bulgarian Orchestra”. The (…)
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Engel, Hélène

Helene Engel is a classically trained singer, musicologist, composer, lyricist and arranger. A native of Paris, France, she is a specialist in Jewish folklore singing in Yiddish, Hebrew, and (…)
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Epstein Brothers

The Epstein Brothers Orchestra (also known as the Epstein Brothers) was a Jewish musical quartet from the United States that played mostly klezmer music. The four New York brothers were: Max (…)
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Erlanger, Jules (1830-1895)

Jules Erlanger was born in Wissembourg (Lower Rhine) in 1830 and died in Brussels on February 15, 1895. He was the son of Israël Susskind Erlander, Rabbi from Wissembourg, and brother of Michel (…)
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Franck, Jules (1858-1941)

Jules Franck is born in the French town Nancy in 1858. A few years later, his family settles in Paris (1). In January 1873, Jules Franck sings with his brothers Gustave and Isaac in the choir of (…)
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Gerro, Henri (vers 1919-1980)

Henri Gerro (Roizman) was born on August 31, 1919 in Rovno (Volhynia Province), nowadays in Ukraine. He began performing on the Polish stage at (…)

Inger, Richard (about 1915-1980)

Richard Inger was born on January 2, 1915 in Germany. He studied singing in Vienna. In 1942, he was deported to a concentration camp and owed (…)