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#AlumniMonday - In addition to a fresh crop of students, every year we invite back to our Heifetz home some of our most accomplished alumni. This select group polish their skills among old faculty friends, prepare pieces for important competitions, and help to guide, mentor, and coach our younger students. Violinist Eric Silberger will be returning to #Heifetz2019 as an Artist in Residence and instructor at the Heifetz PEG program. Eric, an alumnus of the Heifetz Institute in 2012, 2014, and Heifetz on Tour, is a prize winner of the XIV International Tchaikovsky Competition and the Michael Hill International Violin Competition.
Stay tuned for upcoming #Heifetz2019 concert announcements where you can catch Eric, as well as PEG Showcase Concerts where you'll be dazzled by the talent of the Institute’s youngest performers, getting their chance to showcase their abilities on the Heifetz Institute’s main stage! ... See MoreSee Less
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From Bach Around The Clock 2019, tenor Brian Thorsett is the soloist in the aria "Ich traue seiner Gnaden" ("I trust His grace,") from the Cantata No. 97 by Johann Sebastian Bach. The violin obbligato is performed by violinist & Heifetz Institute Artistic Director Nicholas Kitchen of the Borromeo String Quartet, joined by cellist Yeesun Kim Kitchen (Borromeo Quartet), and organist @Florence Jowers . @Paul Weber conducts in this performance captured in concert during the final hour of BATC 2019 at @Christ Evangelical Lutheran Church in Staunton, VA.
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Congratulations, and welcome, to our incoming #Heifetz2019 students! See the entire student roster and get a sneak peek at the next Heifetz performer who will take your breath away!
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Bravo to the Ivalas Quartet, winners of the Young Chamber Musicians Competition from WDAV, where our Artistic Director Nicholas Kitchen of the Borromeo String Quartet was a judge. Violist Caleb Georges will be a #Heifetz2019 student this summer! Congrats too to semifinalists #heifetz2018 alum Celine Bethoux (of the ARCUS TRIO) and #heifetz2014 alum Ariel Seunghyun Lee of the Bora Quartet!YCMC 2019 WINNERS ANNOUNCEMENT
First Place - Ivalas Quartet
Second Place - Bora Quartet
First Place - Dajj Quartet
Second Place - Arcus Trio
Peoples Choice Award:
Congratulations to all four ensembles. Each performed brilliantly.
Ivalas Quartet wins $4,000, the Connor Recording Prize, and a concert in the 2019-20 Davidson College Concert Series. Second place finisher, Bora Quartet takes home $2,000.
Dajj Quartet wins $2,500 as the Junior Division champion and $2,000 as the People's Choice. Each member also receives a $3,000 scholarship to the Brevard Music Center Summer Institute and Festival. Second place finisher, Arcus Trio receives $1,500.
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Heifetz Institute President & CEO Benjamin Roe recently sat down in-studio with Heather Niday, Program Director at Allegheny Mountain Radio. In advance of the upcoming Heifetz on Tour performance at the Highland Center in Monterey, VA, they discussed all things Heifetz – from classical music audiences to the importance of instrumentalists taking vocal lessons and the […]
As we head into one of the most sacred times of the year for people of faith, we share with you one of the most gripping moments of our Bach Around The Clock celebration from last month: The gorgeous aria Ich traue seine Gnaden, (“I trust His grace, which protects me from all harm, from […]
Congratulations, and welcome, to our incoming #Heifetz2019 students! These 78 exceptional musicians – 40 violinists, 17 violists, 17 cellists, and 4 double bassists – will be joining the Heifetz community from 20 states and 8 countries. The musicianship and abilities of this year’s applicants were truly unprecedented, and we express our deepest gratitude to everyone […]
Spring has sprung, and to celebrate, a trio of Heifetz Institute performers will be back in the Blue Ridge April 27-29 for a variety of concerts appearances and other events that will celebrate the splendors of spring in both the mountains and the Shenandoah Valley, from the epicenter of Staunton, a flourishing center of culture […]