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 59)
Jerusalem, Israel
Occupation(s) Cantor
Instruments Tenor vocals
Associated acts Israelitische Kultusgemeinde Wien

Shmuel Barzilai (born June 3, 1957, born in Jerusalem, Israel), is the chief cantor of the Israelitische Kultusgemeinde Wien. Barzilai has a lyrical tenor voice, and studied under cantor Moshe Stern in 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. Barzilai has served as the chief cantor in Vienna since 1992, and frequently tours throughout Europe.

He is a son of Rav Cantor Shlomo Barzilai, a great Modzitz fan, and Frida Lea Barzilai (A"H). Singer/Songwriter Yair Barzilai is his son. Rav Mordechai Barzilai is his brother.


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