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Stern, Isaac

Born: 1920 AD
Died: 2001 AD
Nationality: American
Categories: Violinist

1920 – Born in Kremenetz, Ukraine on the 21st of July.

1928 – He received his first music lessons from his mother before enrolling at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music.

1931 – He studied there until, then studied privately with Louis Persinger.

1932 – He returned to the San Francisco Conservatory to study with Naoum Blinder for five years. He said he owed the most to Blinder.

1936 – At his public début on the 18th of February, aged 16, he played Saint-Saëns’ Violin Concerto No. 3 in B minor with the San Francisco Symphony orchestra, conducted by Pierre Monteux.

1949 – He married ballerina Nora Kaye in November, but their marriage ended in divorce.

1951 – On th 17th of August, Isaac married Vera Lindenblit.

1960 – He also played a major role in saving New York City’s Carnegie Hall from demolition.

1987 – Stern received the Grammy Award for Lifetime Achievement.

1994 – Their marriage ended in divorce in after 43 years of marriage.

1997 – On the 23rd of January, Isaac married his third wife, Linda Reynolds, who survived him.

2001 – Died on the 22nd of September of congestive heart failure. He was 81.