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Communicate. Engage. Inspire.

Heifetz International Music Institute
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Communicate. Engage. Inspire.

Heifetz International Music Institute
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Redefining the Concert Experience

Our mission is to enable musicians to convey the emotion of music, explore their creative potential, and express their individuality.

Collage of headshots of 2022 Heifetz Students

Meet the Students of #Heifetz2022

164 exceptional young musicians from 24 states and 16 countries.

Featured Programs

Announcing the Heifetz 2021 Season

2022 Festival of Concerts

Renowned faculty, special guests, and our world class students will be featured in 50+ concerts in venues across Staunton and throughout the Shenandoah Valley. Admission is free to ALL EVENTS for children 12 and under.

HEIR

The Heifetz Music Shop

Located in the heart of the Queen City’s historic district, the Heifetz Music Shop is your source for a wide variety of instrument sales, rentals, repairs, and lessons, with access to one of the largest inventories of musical instruments rentals in the nation.

Choch Full O' Bach

NEW! Crescendo

Have you ever dreamed of training with world class musicians while being simultaneously immersed in a stimulating academic and social environment? Here’s your chance for school-year study at Heifetz – now enrolling for Fall 2022!

Upcoming Events

Video of the Week

Video Of The Week: Bach and The King of Chorales

From Bach Around The Clock 2022, a shimmering performance featuring Heifetz faculty, alumni, and students of Bach’s Cantata 140, commonly known as “Sleepers Awake.”

Fame in Her Own Name from Fanny Mendelssohn

Violinist Yezu Woo, Cellist Noémie Raymond-Friset, and pianist M-A Broekaert, explore the Trio in D minor by Felix Mendelssohn’s sister Fanny Mendelssohn.

Video Of The Week: Time for Three (Pieces)

Cellist Noémie Raymond-Friset, joined by pianist Michel-Alexandre Broekaert, perform “Three Pieces” from 1914, by the legendary French teacher Nadia Boulanger.

Mystics, Muses, and Mothers

Violinist Yezu Woo and pianist Michel-Alexandre Broekaert perform the Sicilienne by von Paradis and Marietta’s Lied by Korngold.

Video Of The Week: Sunshine Over Tashkurgan

Violinist Strauss Shi introduces us to another stunning violin piece by Chinese composer Chen Gang, author of “The Butterfly Lovers.”

Video(s) of the Week: Bach Around The Clock in Back!

Three selections from our annual “Bach Around the Clock” celebration in Staunton, back in person on Mar. 19, 2022!

A Nocturne from the New HEIRees

Our newest crop of Heifetz Ensemble in Residence members – Liana Branscome, Strauss Shi, Steven Baloue, and Ben Fried – play Borodin’s gorgeous Nocturne.

Video of the Week: A Lyrical Farewell to #Heifetz2021

Thank you, students of #Heifetz2021! Hear our entire “Class of 2021” in a hybrid performance of George Walker’s deeply affecting “Lyric for Strings,” seamlessly blended together.

Video of the Week: A Poème Fit for the Philharmonic

Heifetz alum Hannah Cho, the newest members of the Vienna Philharmonic. Hear her performs a breathtaking Poème in Francis Auditorium with pianist Beilin Han.

Video Of The Week: Purest Bartók

Heifetz 2021student Miranda Werner, joined by faculty pianist Sheng-Yuan Kuan, performs the first movement of the Violin Concerto No. 2 by Hungarian composer Béla Bartók

Rubato: The Virtual Concert Hall

From the Heifetz Stage to Your Screen

Performance Archives

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