Aaron Avshalomov : A Jew in China

Aaron Avshalomov (11/11/1894 – 4/26/1965) was a Russian-born Jewish composer.  Born into a Mountain Jewish family, he was sent for medical studies to Zürich, but chose to leave Europe in the wake of the Russian revolution. Mountain Jews or Caucasus Jews of the eastern and northern slopes of Caucasus, mainly Azerbaijan and Dagestan. They are the descendants of … Continue reading Aaron Avshalomov : A Jew in China

Composer Profile: Vivian Fung

Website | Soundcloud  JUNO Award-winning Canadian composer Vivian Fung has distinguished herself as a composer with a powerful compositional voice, whose music often merges Western forms with non-Western influences such as Balinese and Javanese gamelan and folk songs from minority regions of China. In 2012, Naxos Canadian Classics released the world premiere recording of Ms. Fung’s … Continue reading Composer Profile: Vivian Fung