Violinist Isaac Stern on what makes an artist

February 17, 2016

‘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’

The great violinist Isaac Stern talks about musicianship and what it takes to be an artist as opposed to a great performer. Scroll through to 1.10 for the beginning of his answer.

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