Cookie Segelstein (USA; violin)

Cookie Segelstein received her master’s degree in viola from Yale School of Music in 1984. She is the founder and director of Veretski Pass, a founding member of the Youngers of Zion with Henry Sapoznik and plays in Budowitz. She has also performed with Kapelye, the Klezmer Conservatory Band and the Klezmatics. She has lectured on and taught klezmer fiddling at festivals and schools around the world, including KlezKamp, KlezCalifornia, KlezKanada, Klezfest London, Yale University, the University of Wisconsin–Madison, Albuquerque Academy, the University of Oregon, Pacific University, Marshall University and the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. She has made numerous recordings with an array of wonderful musicians, and lives in Berkeley, California with her husband Josh Horowitz, a dog and her occasionally visiting adult children.

Photo: Dana Davis