Isaac Stern was born in the Ukraine on July 21st, 1920 and was moved to San Francisco as an infant. After an extensive musical education, he became one of the most celebrated violinists of modern times. In 1960, Stern formed a trio with pianist Eugene Istomin and cellist Leonard Rose. He also contributed to saving Carnegie Hall from demolition, helped establish the NEA and was responsible for "discovering" Yo-Yo Ma. Stern died in 2001.
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