Chief Executive Officer
Painter and sculptor Robyn Krauthammer is co-founder of Pro Musica Hebraica. Her love of Jewish music led her to form an organization that would take Jewish music beyond the synagogue and life-cycle events and expose the world to the variety and richness of Jewish classical music. For eight years, she has worked as the Chief Executive Officer to make that dream a reality.
Krauthammer was born and educated in Australia, where she received her LL.B. degree in 1968. She further studied law at St. Anne’s College, Oxford. After working for an international law firm in Paris, she came to America in the early 1970s where she left the law to pursue painting and sculpture. She studied first at the Corcoran School of Art, then at the Maryland Institute College of Art and with several notable private teachers. She now exhibits professionally at Foxhall Gallery in Washington and her work is also found in numerous distinguished private and corporate collections.
Long passionate about Jewish music, she developed the idea of a society for the promotion of Jewish art music when it became clear to her that there was a great ignorance of Jewish music beyond its context in liturgy or at weddings and Bar Mitzvahs. It was apparent that there was an exquisite body of music largely untapped and unperformed that needed exposure and appreciation. With her husband, Charles, she formed Pro Musica Hebraica, and has worked closely with the Kennedy Center and the Juilliard School of Music to bring these treasures to the concert hall.