Joshua Horowitz (USA; accordion)

Joshua Horowitz is director of the ensemble Budowitz and co-founder of the klezmer trio Veretski Pass. He plays the cimbalom, 19th-century button accordion and piano, and has taught, performed and recorded with Itzhak Perlman, Stan Getz, the Vienna Chamber Orchestra, Frank London, Theodore Bikel and the late Adrienne Cooper. He has written several books including The Ultimate Klezmer and The Sephardic Songbook, and his music has been featured in three award-winning films. He co-founded the Austrian experimental composer collective, “Die Andere Saite” and was awarded the Prize of Honor of the Austrian government for his orchestral composition Tenebrae as well as the Outstanding Talent in Composition Award of the city of Graz for his children’s opera Der Wilde Man. He was twice a finalist in the national American ASCAP competition. Joshua is currently adjunct professor at Sonoma State University in California.

Photo: Dana Davis