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International and Cantorial Singer
Los Angeles / Newport
Svetlana Portnyansky graduated from
the Voice Department of the Gnesin Musical Academy in Moscow in 1986.
She was a soloist of MosConcert and an actress
at Moscow Jewish Theatre "Shalom".
Since 1991, she lives in the United
States, currently - in Los Angeles.
S. Portnyansky is a laureate of the
International Festival "Steps to Parnassus" in Moscow and of the
International Jewish Festival in New York. She performs for Russian and Jewish
audiences all over the world with her solo programs that include songs in
Russian, Yiddish, Hebrew, and English.
Svetlana also studied
Sacred Music at the Jewish Theological Seminary in New York and was a cantor
at Bet Tora congregation in Los Angeles.
Currently, Svetlana Portnyansky
is a cantor at Temple Isaiah in Newport Beach,
at 2401 Irvine Ave., tel. (949) 548-6900,
Each Fall, Svetlana gives a
song concert at Temple Isaiah with all proceeds going to charitable
More about S. Portnyansky and clips
of her records can be found on her website, www.portnyansky.com