Personalities | Isaac Stern | Contemporary | Classical

American violinist

Born in Russia, Stern was taken by his parents to America when he was just a baby. He later studied in San Francisco, where he played the Brahms concerto under Pierre Monteux in 1936. He played for Allied troops during World War II, and made his European debut at the Lucerne Festival in 1948. He formed a piano trio with Eugene Istomin and Leonard Rose in 1936; as a soloist he performed works by Bernstein, Penderecki, Dutilleux and Davies as well as the standard repertory, and he became one of the best-loved violinists of the twentieth century.

Introduction | Contemporary | Classical
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