Isaac Stern

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Stern, Isaac


Born July 21, 1920, in Kremenets, Ukrainian SSR. American violinist.

Stern studied with L. Persinger in New York City and with N. Blinder at the San Francisco Conservatory. He made his debut in 1931 in San Francisco; after appearing in New York in 1937, he toured many countries, including the USSR (for the first time in 1956). He participates in European and American music festivals. Since the 1950’s, Stern has been regarded as one of the world’s greatest violinists. The distinguishing features of his performing style are simplicity and nobility of interpretation, beauty of tone, and impeccable virtuosity. Stern favors works in the major forms, such as sonatas and concerti.


Barinova, G. “Isaak Stern.” Sovetskaia muzyka, 1956, no. 7.
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