Diverse idioms, styles and periods contrast and combine in Tsvey Brider (Two Brothers), creating contemporary, idiosyncratic and unique interpretations of music in the Yiddish language. Recent winners of the Concorso Internacional de Canciones en Idish (Der Idisher Idol) the members of Tsvey Brider have performed and recorded with such noted artists as Anthony Coleman, Daniel Kahn, Michael Winograd, Michael Alpert, Alan Bern, Yale Strom & Hot Pastrami and Veretski Pass.
Anthony Mordechai Tzvi Russell
Ten years after making his professional debut in the world premiere of Philip Glass's opera Appomattox, Anthony Russell is now a vocalist, composer and arranger specializing in Yiddish art and folk song, chazones and Chasidic nigunim.
Anthony's work in Jewish music has brought him to stages in Toronto, Montreal, Los Angeles, Philadelphia, Boston, Miami, New York, Tel Aviv and Mexico City, JCCs in Manhattan and San Francisco, Symphony Space in New York City, the Kennedy Center in Washington DC and Limmud Fests across the United States and Europe.
Anthony lives in Concord, Massachusetts with his husband, Rabbi Michael Rothbaum.
Dmitri is an accomplished accordion player, composer, and arranger specializing in Klezmer and Romanian folk music. He performs with several Klezmer bands throughout California, most notably with Saul Goodman's Klezmer Band. Dmitri has also performed and taught at several music festivals, including KlezKalifornia.
Outside of klezmer music, Dmitri won the ASCAP Morton Gould Young Composer Award for a contemporary classical composition. He also formed Harmonikos, a performing collective of young composers and musicians.
Dmitri studied accordion with Josh Horowitz and Alan Bern. He lives in California with his three accordions.