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Exquisite ensemble performance by this all-star cast of Heifetz International Music Institute faculty members. The 2019 Ashkenasi/Kirshbaum Chamber Music Seminar will be 100% tuition free for successful applicants, and is open to advanced violin, viola, and cello students interested in a summer of intense and highly focused study of the masterworks of the chamber music literature. Pre-formed string quartets and piano trios preparing for professional careers are encouraged to apply:
This video from a 2017 Heifetz "Celebrity Series" concert at Francis Auditorium Mary Baldwin College in Staunton, Virginia features:
Ralph Kirshbaum, cello (USC Thornton School of Music)
Nicholas Kitchen, violin (Artistic Director of Heifetz International Music Institute , Borromeo String Quartet)
Mark Kaplan, violin (Indiana University Jacobs School of Music)
Matt Cohen, viola (Fishin' in C Chamber Music Series, The Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia)
Timothy Eddy, cello (The Juilliard School) ... See MoreSee Less
7 hours ago
“Concentrate all your thoughts upon the work at hand. The sun’s rays do not burn until brought to a focus.” - Alexander Graham Bell
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1 day ago
"Much of the power of our Freedom Movement in the United States has come from this music. It has strengthened us with its sweet rhythms when courage began to fail. It has calmed us with its rich harmonies when spirits were down....Everybody longs for meaning. Everybody needs to love and be loved. Everybody needs to clap hands and be happy. Everybody longs for faith." - Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. ... See MoreSee Less
2 days ago
So soothing oh how I REMEMBER and share this song of FREEDOM.
Communication Training is the “special sauce” that sets the Heifetz Institute apart from all other summer learning experiences for string players, and informs every aspect of our program. It includes training in public speaking, yoga, wellness, movement, drama, and more.
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3 days ago
We are SO excited for July!!! xx
Every week, we dip in to our robust multimedia archive to share with you some of the remarkable performances of Heifetz artists – students, faculty, and alumni – captured in concert. Whether it’s in our “home base” of Mary Baldwin University’s Francis Auditorium, in the Blackfriars Playhouse of the American Shakespeare Center, under the Hootenanny […]
We’ve put together a “scrapbook slideshow” of musical memories from the remarkable “Four Seasons of Heifetz” from 2018. Thanks to our students, faculty, alums, subscribers, patrons, and friends for a wonderful year – we’re looking forward to an even more amazing 2019!
Fresh from our just-concluded Heifetz Holiday Tour, check out cellist Zhihao Wu’s gripping performance of a timeless Christmas classic with a tour-de-force twist: Turtle Island String Quartet cellist Mark Summer’s took the German carol “Lo How a Rose E’er Blooming,” and turned it into an extended-technique virtuoso piece for solo cello. Check out the performance […]
A summer at the Heifetz International Music Institute is full of tiny miracles. From the time our students first set foot on the campus of Mary Baldwin University here in the Shenandoah Valley, to the last echo of notes of the Heifetz Band playing Oh Shenandoah in our Grand Finale Concert, there are magical moments that […]