Ladyzhensky, Nathan


Nathan Ladyzhensky was born and raised in Odessa, Ukraine. He learned many Yiddish songs and klezmer tunes from his family, and this music always reminds him of his childhood. His first career was in classical music, playing viola with the San Francisco Opera, San Francisco Chamber Orchestra, and various chamber music groups.  Later, he switched to a career in financial planning. About 12 years ago he resumed playing violin, and finally learned how to play for fun.

Nathan considers himself a recovering classical musician.  After leaving the demands of a professional career, he is really enjoying the new stage of his life – playing a variety of styles of music on a range of different instruments, arranging, composing, and generally having a good time.  And, still, keeping the old Yiddish music tradition.

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