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Heifetz International Music Institute
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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 2022 Heifetz Institute

The intensive six-week summer program for gifted string players will be held June 24 – August 7, 2022 in Staunton, VA, and will feature both in-person and virtual options to meet the needs of our exceptional students. Apply by Dec. 31 for early bird discounts.


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

Bach at Heifetz

The music of J.S. Bach has always occupied a central role in the lives of Heifetz students. From solo sonatas to newly conceived arrangements of master works, browse the extensive archives of performances from the Heifetz stage.

Upcoming Events

Video of the Week

Video of the Week: A Sarasate Sequel from SoHyun Ko

SoHyun Ko returns to the Heifetz stage with a piece considered to be among the most challenging works in the violin repertoire.

Video of the Week: A Sonata Fit For a King

Heifetz 2021 student Kyle Victor and pianist Jessica Osborne play the opening movement from the Cello Sonata No. 2 in G minor, Op. 5, No.2, by Beethoven.

Video of the Week: Angela Chan’s Wider Horizon

Shanghai Isaac Stern International Violin Competition finalist Angela Sin Ying Chan and pianist Miki Aoki perform the final two movements of Grieg’s Violin Sonata No. 3 in C minor.

Video of the Week: A Bass Exploration from Corelli to Daft Punk

Faculty bassist Sam Suggs offers a mesmerizing solo performance ranging from Corelli to Daft Punk at a 2021 Heifetz Hootenanny.

Remembering Carmen Balthrop (1948 – 2021)

We remember soprano Carmen Balthrop, a longtime Heifetz Institute teacher and inspirational force, with a performance she gave of the serene “Ave Maria” by Gounod.

Video of the Week: Remembering 9.11: Thoughts & Aftershocks in a Solitary Voice

Nahar Eliaz performs Ayala Asherov’s “Yizkor (Remember),” a solo cello piece written in remembrance of 9/11.

Video of the Week: Alumni Connection

Cellist Tommy Mesa returned to the summer Institute in 2021 to introduce and perform a new composition, SEVEN, by fellow Heifetz alum Andrea Casarrubios.

Video of the Week: Spins and Spells from a Staunton Gallery

Heifetz Ensemble In Residence [HEIR] cellist Coleman Itzkoff performs “Spins and Spells,” captured against the backdrop of the Staunton Augusta Art Center gallery.

Video of the Week: A New Rhapsody

Heifetz Ensemble In Residence [HEIR] violinist Noelle Naito performs the solo Rhapsody No. 1 by the contemporary composer Jessie Montgomery, which “draws effortlessly on wildly varying registers and influences.”

Video of the Week: A Marvelous Mozart to Introduce our 2021 Summer Season

Violinist Angela (Sin Ying) Chan and pianist Beilin Han perform the opening movement of the Violin Concerto No. 5 (“Turkish”) by Mozart.

Rubato: The Virtual Concert Hall

From the Heifetz Stage to Your Screen

Performance Archives