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A portrait of violinist and teacher Joseph Fuchs as he prepares two young students, Takako Nishizaki and Christiane Edinger, for their concert careers. The intense weeks of lessons, the
anxieties, disappointments, and the hopes of the students and Fuchs are shown as they participate in music competitions. They compete in the Leventritt Music Competition in Carnegie Hall and no winners are declared. Practicing for next year, they and other competitors, Pinchas
Zukerman, Kyung-Wha Chung, Serge Lucca, and Donald Wylerstein, are seen performing. Nishizaki and Edinger advance to the semi-finals but are then eliminated. Fuchs talks about teaching and playing the violin.