The Jerusalem Music Centre (JMC) was founded in 1973 by legendary violinist Isaac Stern and Jerusalem Mayor Teddy Kollek, with the assistance of Yad Hanadiv (a Rothschild foundation) and the Jerusalem Foundation. The JMC’s purpose was to provide a musical centre that would find and nurture the finest musical talents from all over Israel, and today, as a result of more than 40 years of work, many such talents can be heard performing on prominent concert stages across the world.