From Mao to Mozart: Isaac Stern in China
is a 1980 Oscar
-winning documentary film about Western culture breaking into China
. It portrays the famous violinist and teacher Isaac Stern
, performing and teaching young Chinese students to play classical music. It was produced and directed by Murray Lerner
. Among many others talented players, ten-year-old cellist Jian Wang (cellist)
is featured briefly, Jian Wang has gone on to international stardom.