SAD NEWS | Russian-American Violinist Abram Shtern Has Died – Aged 96

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Russian-born American violinist Abram Shtern has passed away – aged 96.

Before emigrating to the United States in 1990, aged 71, Mr Shtern served as Concertmaster of the Shevchenko Opera and Ballet Orchestra for more than 42 years - and held a coveted Professorship at the Kiev State Conservatory.

[video_lightbox_youtube video_id="zhrVfZbxRxQ" width="590" height="385" auto_thumb="1" ]Tchaikovsky | ‘Pas de deux” from ‘Swan Lake’ | Abram Shtern | Shevshenko Opera and Ballet Orchestra | 1971

Our condolences are with his family, friends, colleagues and students.