Robyn Krauthammer

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 expose the world to the variety and richness of Jewish classical music. Since 2004, she has worked to make that dream a reality, starting with the organization’s 2008 inaugural concert.

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. 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 exhibited professionally at Mickelson’s Gallery and Foxhall Gallery in Washington and her work is now 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 the vast repertoire of Jewish music. It was apparent that there was an exquisite body of music largely untapped and unperformed that needed exposure and appreciation.

Krauthammer serves as Pro Musica Hebraica’s Chief Executive Officer, and has worked closely with the Kennedy Center and the Juilliard School of Music to bring these treasures to the concert hall.

She shared a deep love of Jewish music and culture with her husband, Charles, with whom she formed Pro Musica Hebraica. For years, they worked together to realize the dream of bringing lost and neglected Jewish classical music to the concert halls of the world.