Deborah Strauss is an internationally acclaimed Klezmer violinist, educator and dancer who has been at the forefront of the Klezmer and Yiddish music scene for over 30 years. She is a member of the Strauss/Warschauer Duo, was a long-time member of the Klezmer Conservatory Band, and has performed with the Grammy Award-winning Klezmatics. She has appeared on numerous recordings, was featured in the Emmy Award-winning film, Itzhak Perlman: In the Fiddler's House, and appears in the film, Theodore Bikel: In the Shoes of Sholom Aleichem.
Deborah has performed and taught across North America and throughout Western and Eastern Europe, Australia and Israel. She leads workshops and classes annually at the Jewish Culture Festival in Krakow, Yiddish Summer Weimar, Yiddish New York and KlezKanada. Along with Klezmer superstar Alan Bern, Deborah is the author of Klezmer Duets for Violin and Accordion, published in 2017 by Universal Edition, Vienna.