Vera Lozinsky’s new CD Wunderweg – Wondrous Way

Vera Lozinsky has a new Yiddish CD out, Wunderweg –Wondrous Way. She has a luscious, rich voice. Vira is a pleasure to hear, along with such superb interpretive powers. Log into her website and take a listen. I think you’ll enjoy it immensely. –JMWC×252.jpg

“Vira Lozinsky is one of the leading voices among a new generation of
Yiddish singers .She has performed at theatres and festivals throughout
Israel, Europe, North and South America. Her debut CD “Vayte Shtern”
has been nominated for the 7th Annual Independent Music Awards (IMA) /
Best World Music album.

Vira was born in 1974 in Beltz, Moldova (Bessarabia), to a family of Yiddish
artists. Her father Michael Felsenbaum founded the Yiddish theater of Beltz
in 1989 and is a prominent figure in the post-Soviet Yiddish revival. Well
known as a poet and playwright, he has written many of the songs in Vira’s
repertoire. Vira’s mother Fania was also a prolific performer and singer of
Yiddish and Romanian songs throughout the 1970’s and 1980’s. Vira
started playing the violin at the age of six, but her real passion was always
singing. From the age of 13 until her immigration to Israel in 1991 she
sang in the Beltz Yiddish Theater and also performed solo concerts
throughout the former USSR.

After immigrating to Israel at age 16 she earned her BA in Musicology and
Yiddish literature at Bar-Ilan University. In 2000 she graduated with honors
from the vocal program of Israel’s prestigious Rimon school of Jazz &
Contemporary Music. Perhaps the most significant event in her career
occurred in 2002 when she met the great Yiddish singer Nechama
Lifshitz, who has since remained her teacher and mentor.

An enchanting performer in every way, Vira’s mellifluous alto voice is
powerful, warm, expressive, and pure. Her unique repertoire includes new
material written especially for her, as well as Yiddish folk songs, songs of
Bessarabian, Romanian and Polish Jewish poets, and of classical and
modern Yiddish poets .”