Born in what is now Ukraine, violinist Isaac Stern would immigrate to America at the age of one and go on to become one of the greatest instrumentalists of the twentieth century. His dedication to the arts showed through his dedication of Carnegie Hall as its president and his wide repertoire of recordings. Known for his powerful tone and directness of emotion, Stern proved that virtuosity is not the only way to musicality. As a pedagogue and advocate, Stern fought ardently for arts funding and notably discovered Yo-Yo Ma.
Editorial Assistant Weiyu Dang currently lives in Montreal because of his intense affection for the STM. While he attends McGill to pursue a double major in English and History, Young Wei purposefully lives far from school to capitalize on the metro commute potential. Musical interests include Bartok, Hard Bop, and YG. Weiyu worked for La Scena Musicale from July 4th to August 1st, 2016.