One time, Bernstein heard a piano performance and was immediately captivated; he subsequently began learning the piano at a young age.
He was highly regarded as a conductor, composer, pianist, and educator, and probably best known to the public as long-time music director of the New York Philharmonic Orchestra, for conducting concerts by many of the world's leading orchestras, and for writing the music for West Side Story.
GrammyAward for Best Instrumental Soloist(s) Performance (with orchestra)
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