This site is dedicated to Marta Casals Istomin. Without her kindest support, this project would not have been possible.
My gratitude goes to Ruth Miura and Teresa Montañez, who patiently revised my flawed English – a daunting task!
With heartfelt thanks to all those who, over the years, have contributed to this project: José Alfaro, wonderful collector of Casals’ and Istomin’s recordings; James Gollin, with whom I collaborated on his biography entitled Pianist, a Biography of Eugene Istomin and whose timely interviews were a great help to me; David Henry, who created the first eugeneistomin.com website; and to all those whose contributions gave rise to articles: Avigdor Arikha, Yefim Bronfman, Leon Fleisher, Jaime Laredo, Tali Mahanor, David Oppenheim, Jean-Bernard Pommier, Mstislav Rostropovich, Jerzy Semkow, Pinchas Zukerman…
My greatest appreciation for Sébastien Van Loock and his staff for their commitment and talent in designing and developing this website which intends to be progressively enriched with new articles, photos, videos and documents, notes on sources, links, and new functionalities.
I will gratefully welcome any corrections, additional information, testimonials, photos and recordings.