Eugene Istomin

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Birthday
26, 1925
Birthplace
New York
Death Date
Oct 10, 2003 (77)
Birth Sign
Sagittarius
Birthday
26, 1925
Birthplace
New York
Death Date
Oct 10, 2003 (77)

About

Renowned interpreter of Beethoven, Brahms, and Schubert. He was known for forming the Istomin-Stern-Rose Trio with Isaac Stern and Leonard Rose.

Before Fame

He was a child prodigy and began performing publicly with his mother when he was six.

Trivia

He was a bibliophile and consulted on Harcourt Brace Jovanovich Publishers' facsimile editions of books by Joseph Conrad and Thomas Hardy.

Family Life

He married Marta Montañez Martinez in 1975. She was the widow of cellist and conductor Pablo Casals.

Associated With

He commissioned and premiered the works of many composers, including Roger Sessions.

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