"The most difficult thing of all is to be simple. It’s possible for very young children and for experienced professionals, but in between there’s a long way."
In the interview Isaac Stern talks about musicianship and what it takes to be an artist as opposed to a great performer. He speaks about the art of playing not only as a musician but the art of life and how music helps us through life. It takes a very peculiar combination of humility and arrogance. "You need arrogance to believe in ideas of your own and humility enough to know you will never find the final answer"
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The fact that Stern had so many...
protégés was indicative of his concern with nurturing young talent. Although he never taught formally, he gave countless master classes and coaching sessions. Today, Stern's "children" include violinists Pinchas Zukerman, Itzhak Perlman www.itzhakperlman.com/, Shlomo Mintz and Cho-Liang Lin, pianist Yefim Bronfman, and cellist Yo Yo Ma Yo-Yo Ma http://www.yo-yoma.com/ .