September 22, 2001, Passes away in New York.… Read the rest
Isaac Stern is awarded the 2000 Polar Music Prize (Sweden) ” for a unique and consummate artistry distinguished by a personal musicianship without compare for half a century, for his pioneering achievement on behalf of young people the world over, for his patient and energetic commitment to preserving and developing places where music is played, and for his uncompromising attitude concerning the humanistic power of music”.… Read the rest
Makes a cameo appearance of himself In feature film Music of the Heart.
Co-Authors with Chaim Potok an autobiography, “My First 79 Years”.… Read the rest
Having publicly stated that he would never perform in Germany after World War 2, he visited the country for the first time, and while he still did not perform, he spent his time coaching young musicians. He called it “communication as healing”.… Read the rest
Carnegie Hall’s Main Hall is renamed “Isaac Stern Auditorium”.
The Japanese government conferred on him the Third Rank of The Order of the Rising Sun in recognition of his high degree of artistry and passion for educating the next generation.… Read the rest
Married Linda Reynolds.… Read the rest
First chamber music workshop led by Isaac Stern and colleagues at Carnegie Hall.
(With the Cambiata String Quartet during a Carnegie Hall Professional Training Workshop)… Read the rest
Received Honorary Doctorate in Music from Harvard University.
He also held honorary degrees from the Jiulliard and Curtis Schools of Music and from Columbia, Yale, New York, Bucknell, Johns Hopkins, Oxford, Tel Aviv and Hebrew Universities.… Read the rest
Played Bach (Saraband from the d minor Partita) in the Jerusalem Theater during an air raid for the audience who remained to hear music during tense times.… Read the rest
Receives Commandeur de la Legion d’ honneur (France).… Read the rest