Budowitz are a [1], who built the accordion played by Joshua Horowitz in the group.

They have won a number of awards including BBC's Critics Circle award for best CD and the British Songlines Magazine's "Top of the World" award.

Members who have played at various times

  • Christian Dawid - Clarinet
  • Tamas Gombai - Violin
  • Joshua Horowitz - Cimbalom (Tsimbl) and Accordion
  • Walt Mahovlich - Clarinet
  • Michael Winograd - Clarinet
  • Steven Greenman - Violin
  • Lothar Lasser - Accordion
  • Geza Penzes - Cello and Bass
  • Zsolt Kurtosi - Cello and Bass
  • Cookie Segelstein - Violin and Viola
  • Sandor Toth - 3-stringed Contra Viola
  • Merlin Shepherd - C and Eb clarinets


  • Mother Tongue (1997)
  • Wedding without a Bride (2000)
  • Budowitz Live (2007)

See also

External links

  • [2] Budowitz Web Site
  • CBC
  • [4] Interview with Budowitz on the Golden Horn Records site
  • [5] Budowitz "Mother Tongue" review on KlezmerShack

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