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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.



Featured Programs

Announcing the Heifetz 2021 Season

The 2021 Heifetz Institute

We are planning a hybrid program for Summer 2021 featuring both in-person and virtual elements to meet the needs of our exceptional students. No matter the format, you can count on a transformative and immersive summer music experience. Check back for program and application information in mid-November.

The Beethoven Experience Marathon

The Beethoven Experience

To mark LVB’s 250th birthday, we will present our entire Beethoven Experience series – featuring the complete cycle of string quartets – starting at 8am (EST) on Dec. 16. The marathon program concludes with a Q&A with the Borromeos themselves examining these works and their enduring mystery and appeal.

Choch Full O' Bach

Chock Full O’Bach

The ritual of beginning the day with Bach is a universal and sacred tradition among musicians, and his music has always occupied a central role in the lives of Heifetz students. Tune in for weekly performances from our students, alumni, and faculty every Sunday at 9am (EDT) on our website, YouTube, Facebook and Instagram channels.

Video of the Week

Faculty Friday: Mozart from a Master

Our #FacultyFriday series today highlights one of truly memorably aspects of life at the Heifetz Institute: Those moments when our world-renowned Heifetz Institute faculty. members perform alongside their students. Today's instance features violinist Shmuel Ashkenasi,...

Video of the Week: A Parade of Rain from Johannes Brahms

From a July 2019 Stars of Tomorrow concert violinist Sophia Steger and pianist Beilin Han play the first movement of the so-called “Rain” Sonata by Johannes Brahms.

Video of the Week: Postcard from the Past: Nobuko Imai Plays Bruch

Bruch crafted his Romance for viola and orchestra, an affectionate “postcard from the past” that could easily have come from the pen of Mendelssohn, Brahms, or Schumann.

Videos of the YEAR: 20 Picks from 2020

Yes, it was a Year Like No Other, but through it all, Heifetz was there to share some truly magical music moments!  Now we've reviewed the tapes, run the numbers, and had the arguments: From the whopping 207 individual videos and 55 full-length concerts we produced...

Video of the Week: A Christmas Concerto from the Kreeger

Italian Baroque composer, virtuoso violinist, teacher, impresario, and Roman Catholic priest Antonio VivaldiThe Mystical Nativity, from the turn of the 16th century by the Italian Renaissance master Sandro Botticelli,Antonio Vivaldi and the holiday season go together...

Alumni Monday: Welcome to Winter, with Rachell Ellen Wong

Welcome to Winter! At exactly 5:02 AM Eastern time, the Winter Solstice – representing the shortest day and longest night of the year – arrived in the Northern Hemisphere. We celebrate with a Heifetz Holiday Tour performance at Mary Baldwin University, featuring Rachell Ellen Wong as the soloist in Vivaldi’s “Winter” concerto from the Four Seasons.

Celebrate Beethoven Today with the Beethoven Experience Marathon!

We celebrate Beethoven’s 250th Birthday with day-long marathon of all 16 of the German master’s string quartets, played live in concert by the resident Borromeo Quartet.

Video of the Week: Thank You For the Miracles

Tomorrow night, the first candles will glow for Hanukkah 2020, which starts on the evening of Thursday, December 10, 2020, and ends with the final candle being lit for the Festival of Lights on the evening of Friday, December 18, 2020. In between, it's an extended...

Alumni Monday: A Salute to Sibelius

Finnish composer Jean Sibelius, pictured at his writing desk in 1915. "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...

Video of the Week: Finding the Pulse in Paganini

“In the three variations, in the main theme, and in the introduction…each section has a heartbeat that keeps it alive,” say violinist Pierce Wang about Paganini’s ultra-tricky Variations on “I Palpiti….”

Upcoming Events

Virtual Concert Hall

From the Heifetz Stage to Your Screen

Heifetz Happenings

A Cup O’Kindness for Giving Tuesday

“Right now, art is essential. Science is going to get us out of this – but art is going to get us THROUGH this.” – Author & Illustrator Mo Willems. We aren’t just hoping for a better future; we are planning it right now…with the same commitment to the unique Heifetz mission, vision, and values that made our Virtual Institute possible.

Answering the Call, with SoHyun Ko

On May 1 and 2, spiritual leaders, front-line workers, storytellers, artists, activists all came together in a 24-hour global livestream titled “The Call to Unite.“ Guests included three former US Presidents, Oprah Winfrey, Yo-Yo Ma, April Lavigne, Quincy Jones,...