Leonard Bernstein said more than once that orchestra musicians collectively possess real knowledge of music and that he was always learning from them. He also told me that the most important things in life are human relationships. In that spirit I invite you to share in my life experiences of 60 years of violin playing, performing more than 5,000 concerts in 56 countries.
As a member of the New York Philharmonic for more than 40 years, I shared the stage with the world's greatest artists, from Horowitz to Zimerman, Milstein to Perlman, Price to Domingo, and under the batons of Bernstein, Maazel, Mehta and so many others.
It would be a great joy if my experiences could enrich the next generation of performers, students and music lovers.