Deborah Strauss (USA; violin, voice)

is an internationally acclaimed klezmer violinist and educator who has been active in the klezmer and Yiddish music scene for more than 20 years. She is a member of the Strauss/Warschauer Duo and was a long-time member of the Klezmer Conservatory Band and the Chicago Klezmer Ensemble.
She has appeared on numerous recordings, was featured in the Emmy awardwinning
film, Itzhak Perlman: In the Fiddler’s House, and has performed and taught at the Philadelphia Folk Festival, Great Britain’s Fiddles on Fire, and the Art of Yiddish in Los Angeles with Theodore Bikel. Deborah teaches Yiddish music, dance and culture regularly at the Jewish Culture Festival in Krakow, KlezKamp, KlezKanada, the Jewish Music Institute/SOAS at the University of London, and at two New York Yiddish schools for children. For her work with children, Deborah received a Workmen’s Circle award for excellence in teaching.
Deborah studied violin at Rutgers University and ethnomusicology at the University of Chicago.
Photo: Avia Moore