Svetlana Kundish (UA/IL/D; voice)
Singer Sveta Kundish performs a variety of Jewish music throughout Europe. Her projects include Voices of Ashkenaz and Trickster Orchestra, among others.
She is a regular artist and teacher of Yiddish Summer Weimar. Born in Ukraine, Kundish emigrated to Israel in her childhood.
She earned degrees at Tel Aviv University and Prayner Conservatory in Vienna, and in 2017 completed cantorial training at Abraham Geiger Kolleg in Potsdam. Kundish currently serves as the first female cantor in the history of Lower Saxony's Jewish communities.
In 2022, she and Patrick Farrell released "Nem mayn vort," an album of original songs composed by Farrell set to the Yiddish poetry of Rivka Basman Ben-Hayim, Celia Dropkin, and Avrom Reyzen.
Photo: Michael Bezman