Summers in Staunton have a distinctly international flavor, thanks to the remarkable geographical diversity of the students and faculty that make their way to the Heifetz Institute. In 2016, we welcomed students from 23 U.S. states and 15 countries!
Our Video of the Week brings that international flavor to the fore at a Celebrity Series concert in Francis Auditorium, in a performance that features five performers from five different countries! Faculty cellist Steven Doane (USA) introduces and then joins in a performance of Russian composer Alexander Glazunov’s Cello Quintet that also features his wife and fellow faculty member Rosemary Elliott, (UK), as well as violinists Chloé Kiffer (France) and Pinhua Zeng (China), and violist Tabea Haarmann-Thiemann (Germany). Take a look – and listen! – as this fivesome frolics their way through the Finale!
(PS – If you like the combination of two cellos with two violins and a viola, our Summer 2017 Celebrity series concert will feature a complete performance “Schubert Most Sublime” – the extraordinary Cello Quintet in C major, considered one of his very greatest works. Check out the all-star faculty cast that coming to play it: Details are here!)