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Alex Koffman
Birth Place
Minsk, Belarus

Alex Koffman  Biography

Alex received his Master’s Degree in classical music from the Conservatory of Minsk in Belarus. In 1990, after immigrating to America, Alex studied with Albert Igolnikov of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. Alex joined Maxwell Street Klezmer Band in 1990 and soon after became its Musical Director and composer.

In 2008, Alex was the featured soloist in the world premiere of Klezmer Rhapsody in Preston Bradley Hall at the Chicago Cultural Center, which was presented again in Symphony Hall in 2014 with Chicago Sinfonietta. In 2015, Alex was featured in Lyric Opera of Chicago’s World Premier Klezmer Opera,The Property. Alex is featured on four of the band’s commercial recordings and has toured with the band nine times in Europe and in Carnegie Hall. Alex is the leader of two Chicago- area community bands and The Junior Klezmer Orchestra. His non-klezmer credits include classical and show orchestras in Chicago including the Chicago Music Consortium and the Bill Porter Orchestra, the Steppenwolf Theater, movie and commercial soundtracks.


3 Songs Composed by Alex Koffman

 3 Tracks Composed   Add songs to playlist
  • Crazy Dreydl
    3:52
    Instrumental
  • Galitzianer vs. Litvak
    2:20
    Instrumental
  • Leah's Saraband
    4:26
    Instrumental

3 thoughts on “Kaminos”

  1. Jim Borman says:

    Was Nicholas related to Alexander Saslavsky who married Celeste Izolee Todd?

  2. Mark Goldman says:

    Anyone have a contact email for Yair Klinger or link to score for Ha-Bayta?

  3. allan wolinsky says:

    wish to have homeland concert video played on the big screen throughout North America.

    can organize here in Santa Barbara California.

    contacts for this needed and any ideas or suggestions welcomed.

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