Paul Kowarsky has performed in concerts and recitals around the world. Between 1980 and 2001 he served as Senior Cantor of the Beth Tzedec Congregation in Toronto, the largest Conservative congregation in North America. The outstanding qualities of his voice, coupled with his soul-stirring interpretations of traditional Cantorial liturgy, make his recordings especially vibrant.
In addition to Cantorial, Chassidic, Israeli, and Yiddish music, Kowarsky's extensive repertoire includes Grand Opera, popular English, Italian and Neapolitan songs, German lieder and Afrikaans operetta.
Paul Kowarsky has composed and recorded numerous liturgical works, and his books, Synagogue Music for Cantor and Choir, Volumes I and II, are widely used. Kowarsky has appeared on Canadian national radio and television, and "Voice of Israel" broadcasts from Jerusalem.
During his World Tour in 1999/2000, Kowarsky appeared in Stockholm, Prague, Vilnius (Vilna), Kaunus (Kovna), Geneva, Israel, Melbourne, Sydney and Auckland.
In May, 2002, Kowarsky was appointed a Justice of the Peace by the Government of Ontario. He now presides in the Ontario Court of Justice. He holds a Bachelor of Law degree from the University of South Africa in Pretoria.
Music in this collection courtesy of Paul Kowarsky.