Excelled at chamber music, but was also known for his soloist and conducting careers.
He studied with
His recording of Gershwin's Concerto in F and Rhapsody in Blue was recognized as one of 1988's 10 best records by Time magazine.
He moved to Dallas, Texas, with his family when he was five. His father was an amateur musician and noticed his son's musical abilities early on.
He and Isaac Stern collaborated on the Academy Award-winning documentary From Mao to Mozart from 1980.