Shmuel Barzilai

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Shmuel Barzilai
Kantorenkonzert Nov. 2006.jpg
2006 concert in the Vienna Stadttempel.
Background information
Born (1957-06-03) June 3, 1957 (age 62)
Jerusalem, Israel
InstrumentsTenor vocals
Associated actsIsraelitische Kultusgemeinde Wien

Shmuel Barzilai (born June 3, 1957) is an Israeli cantor. He is the chief cantor of the Israelitische Kultusgemeinde Wien in Vienna.


Shmuel Barzilai was born in Jerusalem. He is a son of Shlomo Barzilai, also a cantor. Barzilai has a lyrical tenor voice, and studied under cantor Moshe Stern at the Tel Aviv Institute for Cantorial Art. He was in the first graduating class of the Institute, which was established under former Tel Aviv mayor Shlomo Lahat.

Cantorial career[edit]

Barzilai has served as the chief cantor in Vienna since 1992 and frequently tours throughout Europe.



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