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Musician

Hephzibah Menuhin

Hephzibah Menuhin had a stellar career as a pianist, but a visit to Theresienstadt in 1947 drew her to a new calling as a human rights activist.

Ruth Laredo

Ruth Meckler Laredo’s astonishing piano performances caused one New York Times reporter to write, “Her hands sometimes appear to hover over the keys, a blur to the eyes if not the ears…But what hummingbird ever packed such power?“

Tziporah H. Jochsberger

Having escaped the Holocaust on the strength of her musical talents, Tziporah H. Jochsberger went on to use music to instill Jewish pride in her students.

Ida Haendel

A musical prodigy who began playing at age three and performing at age four, Ida Haendel continued her passionate violin performances into her late eighties.

Lillian Fuchs

While Lillian Fuchs was also a gifted teacher and composer, she is best remembered for her soulful viola performances, which inspired composers to create pieces specifically for her.

Jeanne Franko

Jeanne Franko was respected by the musical greats of her time as a brilliant violinist and pianist, both for her solo performances and for her concerts with her talented siblings.

Vera Fonaroff

An exceptional violinist and a member of the acclaimed, women-only Olive Mead Quartet, Vera Fonaroff believed that music could bridge any social divide.

Sophie Braslau

An extraordinary contralto, Sophie Braslau debuted at the Metropolitan Opera at age eleven.

Blanche Bloch

Blanche Bloch helped open new opportunities for women in music as both a founding member and conductor of the New York Women’s Orchestra.

Jeanne Behrend

Jeanne Behrend earned praise both for her work as a composer and for her studies of South American music.

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