Who Is Robyn Krauthammer?


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Robyn Krauthammer is a painter and sculptor and also a co-founder of Pro Musica Hebraica, according to Pro Musica Hebraica's website. Krauthammer, passionate about Jewish music almost her whole life, started Pro Musica Hebraica after she realized how often traditional Jewish music is ignored beyond being used at formal events.

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Born and educated in Australia, Robyn Krauthammer received her LL.B. degree in 1968, says Pro Musica Hebraica's website. After further studying law at St. Anne's college in Oxford, she started working for an international law firm in Paris. In the early 1970s, Krauthammer came to America where she left the law field behind to pursue painting and sculpture. Studying first at the Corcoran School of Arts, she then attended the Maryland Institute College of Art. Today, her work is exhibited professionally at Foxhall Gallery in Washington and it is also found in many private and corporate collections.

Realizing that there was a large amount of "untapped and unperformed" Jewish music, Krauthammer wanted to give this music exposure. Along with her husband Charles, she formed Pro Musica Hebraica where for eight years she worked as the Chief Executive Officer. Since then, Pro Musica Hebraica has worked closely with the Julliard School of Music and the Kennedy Center to bring traditional Jewish music to popular venues, reports Pro Musica Hebraica's website.

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