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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.

Featured News

Announcing the Heifetz 2021 Season

The 2024 Festival of Concerts

50+ concerts of vital, compelling music-making in the unique Heifetz style  in venues across Staunton and throughout the Shenandoah Valley. Season Passes on sale now; Individual Tickets on sale May 15.

Announcing the Heifetz 2021 Season

 Meet the Students of #Heifetz2024

The most promising young violinists, violists, and cellists from fifteen countries around the globe will come to Staunton, VA to study and perform as part of the Institute’s 28th annual summer program

Choch Full O' Bach

Heifetz On Air

Hosted weekly by President & CEO Ben Roe, Heifetz On Air will present captivating performances by Heifetz International Music Institute students, alums, and faculty—recorded on stage in Staunton and in WTJU’s Charlottesville studios.

Upcoming Events

Junior Division Showcase I- Heifetz 2024 Festival of Concerts

South Market Stage @ Grace Christian School 19 South Market Street, Staunton, VA, United States

Come be dazzled by the artistry of the Institute’s youngest performers, aged 9–14, as they showcase their talents on the second Heifetz stage!

Sunday Matinee I – Heifetz 2024 Festival of Concerts

Francis Auditorium 227 East Frederick Street, Staunton, VA, United States

Our Sunday series features Heifetz students, faculty, alumni, and special guests in invariably memorable performances tailored for summer afternoons, with pride of place given to the members of our Heifetz Chamber Music Seminar in full performances of masterworks.

Stars of Tomorrow II – Heifetz 2024 Festival of Concerts

Francis Auditorium 227 East Frederick Street, Staunton, VA, United States

Enjoy the Institute’s signature series—a showcase for breathtaking performances by extraordinary Heifetz students, featuring dazzling solo works in collaboration with our acclaimed faculty pianists.

Stars of Tomorrow III – Heifetz 2024 Festival of Concerts

Francis Auditorium 227 East Frederick Street, Staunton, VA, United States

Enjoy the Institute’s signature series—a showcase for breathtaking performances by extraordinary Heifetz students, featuring dazzling solo works in collaboration with our acclaimed faculty pianists.

Junior Division Showcase II- Heifetz 2024 Festival of Concerts

South Market Stage @ Grace Christian School 19 South Market Street, Staunton, VA, United States

Come be dazzled by the artistry of the Institute’s youngest performers, aged 9–14, as they showcase their talents on the second Heifetz stage!

Branscome Chamber Music Showcase I – Heifetz 2024 Festival of Concerts

Francis Auditorium 227 East Frederick Street, Staunton, VA, United States

The Heifetz Chamber Music Seminar present masterworks of the literature in exhilarating cross-generational performances among students and Heifetz string faculty. Generously sponsored by Emily Branscome in memory of William "Bill" Branscome.

Rubato: Live Streams from the Heifetz Virtual Concert Hall

Latest News

Meet the Students of Heifetz2024

The most promising young violinists, violists, and cellists from fifteen countries around the globe will come to Staunton, VA to study and perform as part of the Institute’s 28th annual summer program

Remembering Antonio Lysy

The Heifetz Institute joins the worldwide music community in mourning the loss of the cellist and pedagogue Antonio Lysy, who passed away after a brief and sudden illness. "Tonino," as he was known to his friends and colleagues, aimed to showcase the versatility of...

The 2024 Heifetz Holiday Tour

The Heifetz Holiday Tour is kicks off next week! Catch our Heifetz Ensemble in Residence in concerts throughout Virginia, Maryland, and Washington DC. They'll perform glittering solo works, chamber masterworks, and some special yuletide treats for listeners of all...

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