Lives in the Yiddish Theatre
SHORT BIOGRAPHIES OF THOSE INVOLVED IN THE Yiddish THEATRE
aS DESCRIBED IN zALMEN zYLBERCWEIG'S "lEKSIKON FUN YIDISHN TEATER"

1931-1969
 

P. Pintshik
(Pinchas Sgl)

 

 

P. was born on 16 March 1897 in Zhivatov, Kiev Gubernia, Ukraine.

His father was a [likhttsier].

At the age of thirteen he became an orphan and went away with his grandfather to Kiev, where he learned in a Beit HaMedrash, on Vadianka and Bakumt "Lektsiys" on piano with the children of his rabbi.

He [Shabtim davnt] as the cantor's children in the Beit HaMedrash.

At the age of seventeen he became a pianist in a cinema and for two years studied in a music school.

After giving his first concert in the school, he was engaged as a chorus singer in the Russian "Intimen teater", where he sang for six months there and was invited by the conductor Vinokur to the Yiddish theatre.

There he performed for two seasons as a soloist in the chorus and was also in episodic roles. So that he could .... his mother, he became a chorus singer in a school.

He was excluded [oysgeshlosen derfar] from singer-unions, and he left for Kiev, were he went around as a singer of Yiddish folk songs and [davnt] after three years as the chief cantor in the school chorus in Peterburg. Invited to a Chicago concert office, P. came in 1928 to the United States, where he traveled around as a cantor and concert singer, visiting over time Europe, Eretz Yisrael, and also Central and South America.


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Adapted from the original Yiddish text found within the  "Lexicon of the Yiddish Theatre" by Zalmen Zylbercweig, Volume 3, page 1760.
 

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