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Isaac Stern

Isaac Stern (Violin)

Born: 21st July 1920, Kremenets, Ukraine

Died: 22nd September 2001, Manhattan, New York, USA

Nationality: American

Isaac Stern was an American violinist.

Born in Poland, Stern came to the US when he was 14 months old. Stern performed both nationally and internationally, notably touring the Soviet Union and China, and performing extensively in Israel, a country to which he had close ties since shortly after its founding.

Stern received extensive recognition for his work, including winning the Presidential Medal of Freedom and six Grammy Awards, and being named to the French Legion of Honour. The Isaac Stern Auditorium at Carnegie Hall bears his name, due to his role in saving the venue from demolition in the 1960s.

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