Violinist who was a founding member of the Juilliard String Quartet and a mentor for many aspiring violinists.
He started playing violin when he was nine years old and began his studies at the Juilliard School when he was eighteen.
The attack on Pearl Harbor during World War II happened two days before his debut in New York City.
He married Lucy Rowan, an actress, and they had two children together; their daughter is a psychologist and their son plays violin and viola.
Both he and Andre-Michel Schub have won at the Naumburg Competition.