Raised in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Cantor Marcelo Gindlin has served as the full-time Cantor at the Malibu Jewish Center & Synagogue since 2000. He is a member of the Cantor’s Assembly of America and in addition to his certification as Hazzan and Ba’al Tefillah from the Seminario Rabínico Latinoamericano, Cantor Marcelo has two degrees in music therapy and has extensive experience as a teacher, composer, choir director, and performer. The Cantor has published several scholarly papers in the field of music therapy, and has presented at international conferences and seminars.
Cantor Marcelo is a natural-born performer. Born into a musical family, his father, Moises, was a professional opera singer, and his sister, Mariana, is also a Cantor. The Cantor’s radiant personality and warmth light up the stage, as well as the pulpit. Audiences worldwide have delighted in watching him sing and dance at cantorial conferences, synagogues, and performance halls.
Cantor Marcelo has performed numerous concerts as a soloist with the Los Angeles Jewish Symphony, including the Sephardic Ladino Concert at the Ford Amphitheater in August 2008.
His goal of reaching a wide audience has led him to organize various shows, including Hazzanim concerts.