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Hellmut Stern
Stern harbin.jpg
Hellmut Stern in 2011
Born21 May 1928(1928-05-21)
Died21 March 2020(2020-03-21) (aged 91)
OccupationClassical violinist
OrganizationBerlin Philharmonic
AwardsOrder of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany

Hellmut Stern (21 May 1928 – 21 March 2020) was a German violinist of Jewish descent. He played principal violin with the Berlin Philharmonic. He published his autobiography in 1990. He talked about his life in exile in China, Israel, and the U.S., and his return to Berlin. He was a member of the orchestra's board (Orchestervorstand). He played with leading conductors of the time, especially with Herbert von Karajan.

Stern died on 21 March 2020 in Berlin of Parkinson's disease, aged 91.[1]