Steve Bernstein

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Grew up in Brooklyn, NY, currently lives in Hong Kong and spent 5 years in Tokyo.

Has a twin brother and his older brothers were twins too. One of his older brothers died in the 9-11 attack.

Has three daughters.

Plays mandolin, guitar and squash.

Founded Zenbu Media in 2000, a music media company focusing on Print, Digital, Events and Artist Management.

Co-founded "Wear Your Music" a charity project that sells bracelets made from famous musicians used guitar strings. See More

Discovered and manages Yuto Miyazawa, Guinness Book of World Records youngest professional guitarist. Read More | See Yuto Play

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Steve Bernstein is a finance professional based in Hong Kong. Formerly Chief Executive Officer of Oppenheimer Investments Asia Ltd.

Steve has been covering Asia since 1983 and spent five years in Japan during his successful 23-year career at Citigroup. Before joining Citigroup, Steve ran the International Fixed Income Sales division at Salomon Brothers. He moved to Tokyo in 1994 to run Asia Fixed Income Sales and Trading and ultimately served as Read More...

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There's A Book In Here Somewhere:
Insignificant Events of My Life.

Funny -- and true -- these stories of growing up in Brooklyn in the '60s and '70s are full of urban high jinks and misadventure.

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Wilma Flintstone: Purchase on iTunes >

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STEVE BERNSTEIN
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Steve discovered Yuto at a music club in Tokyo in 2008 and started managing him shortly thereafter.

The Guinness Book of World Records has named 8-year-old Yuto Miyazawa the youngest professional guitar player on the planet. The single digit phenom, who plays a Flying V guitar that is literally larger than his tiny frame, has had quite a week to say the least. He was featured on Late Night with Conan O’Brien and jammed with The Max Weinberg 7 in front of a national television audience and then performed in front of 15,000 people at the Gathering of the Vibes music festival in Connecticut. But it’s all in a day’s work for the young virtuoso.

At an age when most kids are struggling to learn “Chopsticks”, Yuto was busy shredding note-for-note renditions of his favorite rock anthems by the likes of Ozzy, Clapton, KISS, and Metallica. Once audiences in his native land of Tokyo, Japan began to take notice, it wasn’t long before he was on his way to the United States this past May for a string of high-profile performances in New York City. Before he knew it, young Yuto was trading licks with the legendary Les Paul, who is more than eighty years his senior.

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Steve Bernstein is a finance professional based in Hong Kong. Formerly Chief Executive Officer of Oppenheimer Investments Asia Ltd.

Steve has been covering Asia since 1983 and spent five years in Japan during his successful 23-year career at Citigroup. Before joining Citigroup, Steve ran the International Fixed Income Sales division at Salomon Brothers. He moved to Tokyo in 1994 to run Asia Fixed Income Sales and Trading and ultimately served as Chief Administrative Officer of the joint venture Nikko Salomon Smith Barney.

Returning to the U.S. in 1999 as senior staff to the Chairman and CEO of Salomon Smith Barney, Steve worked on planning and strategy for the Corporate and Investment Bank, integrating acquisitions such as Schroeders PLC and overseeing disaster planning and business continuity in the wake of the September 11 attacks. In 2003, he was tapped to run Global Securities Services in the Corporate and Investment Bank. Steve retired from Citi in 2005.

  • There's A Book In Here Somewhere: Insignificant Events of My Life.
    Funny -- and true -- these stories of growing up in Brooklyn in the '60s and '70s are full of urban high jinks and misadventure.
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  • Practical Business Dialogue in English: Actual Conversations from Corporate America (Japanese)
    An educational guide to help Japanese executives conduct business in English.

  • Ikimasho!
    A bilingual English - Japanese songbook for children of age 2 to 9.