Truck tour from January 31 to April 17. Tour in Italy in May. Participates in the Evian Festival which celebrates Stern’s 70th birthday, playing the Archduke Trio with Stern and Rostropovich. After another truck tour in September, gives eight concerts in October with the Hallé Orchestra and Skrowaczewski (Mozart K. 467). Marta leaves the Kennedy Center. On November 5, organizes a concert at the Juilliard School in homage to Alexander and Kyriena Siloti. Tour in Australia in November. Beethoven recital at Carnegie Hall on December 5.

Rostropovich and Istomin in 1988