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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.

Heifetz Happenings

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 borromeo string quartet perform while wearing face masks

The Beethoven Experience

A landmark musical and educational adventure marking the 250th anniversary of Ludwig van Beethoven’s birth, built around an exploration of all sixteen of his string quartets investigating the intersection between Beethoven and the intellectual, political, and artistic currents of his time….and ours! 

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

Video Of The Week: Beethoven’s Thanksgiving

"For composers and musicians, this remarkable piece of music has proved irresistible, providing solace and giving strength even when the future seems lost." – BBC In the words of Heifetz Institute Artistic Director Nicholas Kitchen, "I cannot think of another work...

Video of The Week: Mo Mo Crouches – And Springs!

“The Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon soundtrack is every bit as big a masterpiece as the film from which it comes.” ( – Kevin Lynch, Capital Times). Composer Tan Dun had only two weeks to dream up the entire score.

Video of the Week: A Miss & A Hit from Grieg

Grieg’s miniature masterpiece is performed ‘midst the masterworks hanging in the collection of the renowned Kreeger Museum of Art in Washington, DC, a frequent Heifetz on Tour destination.

Video of the Week: Beethoven’s Tears of Gold

Our latest Video of the Week features one of the most extraordinary movements in all of Beethoven’s string quartets…the “Cavatina” from the String Quartet No. 13 in B-flat, Op. 130., which ends with the Grosse Fuge…

Video of the Week: A Devilishly Difficult Dance

Hector Berlioz gave us the Symphonie Fantastique, with its spooky “Witches Sabbath” movement; today’s Video of the Week (just in time for Hallowe’en), is the terrifyingly difficult Scherzo Fantastique,…

Video of the Week: A Versatile Viola Sonata

The Viola Sonata Op. 120 No. 1 by Johannes Brahms is today a staple of the viola repertoire, though in fact it was the brilliance of a 19th-century clarinetist that spurred its creation. Hear it in the hands of violist Jacob Shin…

Video Of the Week: A Star-Spangled Soloist

A performance for our times: No partner – no problem! #Heifet2020 student Kayleigh Kim steps up to the plate to play both parts of a dazzling duo at Washington Nationals parks. See it to believe it!

Video of the Week: Mozart’s Double Play

One of the few in-person collaborations from the Heifetz 2020: An energetic performance of Mozart’s Duo in B-flat major for Violin & Viola, K. 424 by Heifetz alums violinist Rachell Ellen Wong and violist Andrew Gonzalez .

Video of the Week: Variations on a Variation

Our Video of the Week features a bravura piece for cello and piano by the prolific 20th century Czech composer Bohuslav Jan Martinů, performed by #Heifetz2020 student Boubacar Diallo and pianist Yoon Lee..

Video of the Week: Making the Most of Mozart

"Treat the recording studio as a laboratory for conceptual thinking — rather than as a mere tool." – Record Producer Brian Eno From the outset of #VirtualHeifetz2020, we were determined to put together performances by chamber ensembles. But we weren't sure whether the...

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