Copland was born in Brooklyn of Lithuanian Jewish descent, the last of five children, on November 14, 1900. He was a 20th Century composer who brought American-based themes into his work (i.e. Appalachin Spring). The family name was Kaplan. It was changed, so far as Copland knew, by the Ellis Island agent.
Kernis is a Jewish American composer and professor at the Yale School of Music.
Simon is a Jewish American classical pianist.
Yampolsky was a eminent Jewish Soviet violin teacher who nurtured many generations of Russian virtuosos during his tenure at the Moscow Conservatory.
dallArpa was an Italian harpist and the likely grandson of Abramo dall'Arpa. He was one of the few Jewish musicians in Mantua in the late 16th century. In 1587, he accompanied and comforted the dying Guglielmo I Gonzaga on a trip to Goito.
Fischer is a Hungarian conductor of Jewish family origin. He is the general music director of the Austro-Hungarian Haydn Orchestra, with which he has recorded the complete Haydn symphonies for the Nimbus label, the first digital recording of the cycle. He is also Music Director of the Hungarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, and Chief Conductor of the Danish National Chamber Orchestra.
Marcus was an American pianist, but better known as a teacher of many other famous pianists. She was born in Kansas City, the last of 13 children of a rabbi of Russian descent. She studied under Josef Lhévinne and Artur Schnabel.
Brodsky was a Russian violinist who was born into a Jewish family in Taganrog on the Sea of Azov.
Shulman was a Jewish American composer and cello virtuoso. He wrote a considerable amount of symphonic music, chamber music, and jazz music. Some of his more well known works include his 1940 Neo-Classical Theme and Variations for Viola and Piano and his A Laurentian Overture, which was premiered by the New York Philharmonic in 1952 under the baton of Guido Cantelli.
Ferraresi was a celebrated Jewish Italian violinist.