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Our new Artistic Director Nicholas Kitchen of the Borromeo String Quartet will be judging this competition!We received some truly stellar applications for the competition this year! All submissions are in the hands of our incredible jurors for their consideration.
Want to get to know one of these great artists on our panel? Meet Nicholas Kitchen! Mr. Kitchen is the Artistic Director of the Heifetz International Music Institute and violinist of the acclaimed Borromeo String Quartet. Watch this video of Borromeo performing the first movement of Schubert's "Death and the Maiden" - you'll see his expressive talent and artistry on full display! ... See MoreSee Less
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#AlumniMonday Andrea Casarrubios attended The Institute in 2011 and has gone on to an illustrious career as a performer, composer, and educator. Andrea currently lives in New York City where she works as an advisor for Ensemble Connect in residence at Carnegie Hall. Andrea has taught at The Juilliard School, Lake Champlain Chamber Music Festival, Skidmore College Department of Music, as well as masterclasses on tour. Her new album, entitled Caminante, will be officially released on February 22nd - more info and tour schedule can be found on her website: http://www.andreacasarrubios.com/Andrea Casarrubios (cello) Andrei Licaret (piano) Manuel de Falla - Siete Canciones Populares Españolas (1914) El Paño moruno Seguidilla Murciana Asturiana J... ... See MoreSee Less
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And it’s Andrea’s birthday today!!!
#Faculty Friday - Jan Mark Sloman, who will be on the Violin Faculty for both #Heifetz2019 and #HeifetzPEG2019, is a highly regarded violinist and dedicated teacher whose multi-faceted career speaks to his passion for the violin, its ability to communicate powerfully, and his desire to develop true artistry in the students he guides. He has enjoyed a distinguished career leading orchestral violin sections throughout the United States and around the world. He held the title of Principal Associate Concertmaster of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra and is presently Principal Associate Concertmaster Emeritus. Mr. Sloman was on the faculty of the Meadowmount School Of Music, and in 2015, accepted an appointment to the violin faculty of the Cleveland Institute of Music. Strongly committed to educational opportunities for young musicians, Mr. Sloman founded a nonprofit organization, The Institute for Strings, to provide students in the Dallas area the opportunity to immerse themselves in an intensive music program that included solo and chamber music performance opportunities, as well as concerts as part of a self-conducted string orchestra. ... See MoreSee Less
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Happy Valentine's Day! Violist En-Chi Cheng introduces, and he and pianist Anton Smirnoff perform the first two sections ("Introduction" and "The Young Juliet") from Prokofiev's "Romeo and Juliet." This ballet, based on William Shakespeare's play about the star-crossed lovers, originally avoided the morbid outcome of the original story. The composer explained, “living people can dance, the dead cannot.” The director, Sergei Radlov, clarified this decision, saying the story is “about the struggle for the right to love by young, strong, and progressive people battling against feudal traditions and feudal outlooks on marriage and family.” This revision sparked controversy among Soviet officials, and its production was delayed for five years while significant edits were made to the score and the more traditional ending was integrated.
Captured in performance at the 2015 Heifetz International Music Institute "Festival of Concerts," held at @Mary Baldwin University. ... See MoreSee Less
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Communication Training at the Heifetz Institute strives to empower young performers to perfect their artistry by developing their physical, mental, and emotional range and connecting these with the music they play. It also provides a great opportunity to forge powerful interactions with other Heifetz students. Learn more here: www.heifetzinstitute.org/program-2/… ... See MoreSee Less
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Quel primo, musicalissimo, elegante Capriccio in mi maggiore che e un formidabile biglietto da visita..,” – Italian musicologist Alberto Cantù “What a first, rnusical,, elegant Caprice in E major – a formidable calling card!” If you want to play the violin, you have to play Paganini. It’s just […]
Bach begins his brilliant C Major suite with a simple descending scale, a strong statement of positive energy. From those very 1st opening notes we feel a sense of excitement and anticipation. One of the most distinctive and appealing features of the cello as an instrument is its rich deep bass qualities, epitomized by the […]
For financial expediency, Sibelius composed many short pieces for the violin during the First World War (orchestras struggled, as musicians were called to the front). However, these inventive miniatures are sadly neglected nowadays. – Brendan Carroll, Hyperion When the name Jean Sibelius appears on a Heifetz Institute concert program, it’s invariably in connection with his […]
Sure, you’ve heard the music to Antonio Vivaldi’s “Four Seasons” violin concertos, but did you know that there are words to go with it? In the original 1725 publication of what was destined to become the Italian composer’s all-time megahit, Vivaldi inscribed brief little descriptive sonnets before the start of each movement. We asked the celebrated […]