Stern, Leo



Celebrated English violoncellist. He was born at Brighton, England, came of a music-loving family and early showed musical ability. He studied in England and Germany, was a pupil of Piatti, and later studied under Popper. Leo Stern had a wonderful technique and his work was very artistic. He played with the great orchestras in Germany and Paris, and toured England and the Continent, appearing with Patti, Alboni, and other famous singers. He frequently played before the Queen. He was a favorite in America, and made extended tours in this country. He was married to Suzanne Adams, the celebrated American opera singer, in 1898, and toured with her in America in 1902 and 1903. Leo Stern was also a composer. He wrote songs and numerous pieces for the violoncello.