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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!

Video of the Week

Heifetz On Air: Heifetz for The Holidays

Happy Holidays! This episode features Heifetz faculty, alums, and special guests perform beloved carols, Baroque gems, and custom arrangements of holiday classics, played in Heifetz Holiday Tour stops in Baltimore, Washington, and beyond, and capped off with the...

Video of the Week: A Stranger in Chopin’s Cello Sonata

Composed in 1827, the year before Franz Schubert died at the age of just 31, Winterreise is made up of 24 songs, written to texts by Wilhelm Müller. Its story, told in fragments and references rather than structured narrative, is seen through the eyes of a heartbroken...

Video of the Week: The Clock Stops for CPE Bach

In his lifetime, Carl Philip Emanuel Bach, the eldest of Johann Sebastian Bach’s composing sons, was far more famous, prosperous, and influential than his illustrious father.

Video Of The Week: Manuel Quiroga – The Forgotten Spanish Virtuoso

The story behind the last of the six Op. 27 solo violin sonatas by Eugène Ysaÿe, dedicated to the Spanish violinist Manuel Quiroga.

Video of the Week: Variations On The Theme of Love

“One cannot easily overlook the indelible love story that Messiaen shared with Claire. And all musicians — violinists in particular — are indebted…

Video of the Week: Strum

The Borromeo String Quartet performs Jessie Montgomery’s “Strum” at the Heifetz Institute—”a piece that pulsates with pure energy and salutes American folk idioms and the spirit of dance and movement.”

Video of the Week: All Hail Hailstork!

“Hailstork pulls out all the stops here, literally (in the playing of the strings) and figuratively, turning the simple tune into something quite complex. In his very brief comments on this piece, Hailstork writes that the theme is “interrupted by abrupt dissonant...

The 2022 Heifetz Memory Book

The year in images from the Heifetz Institute 2022, a year that saw the resumption of our new Ensemble in Residence Program and our 6-week summer program

The Heifetz Holiday Homecoming 2022

Our year-end “Heifetz Holiday Homecoming,” featuring Minchae Kim, SoHyun Ko violins; Jerome McCoy, viola, and Dilshod Narzillaev, cello and faculty pianist Allison Freeman

The Heifetz Holiday Music Channel is Here!

The Heifetz Institute is back on Soundcloud with freshly-updated selections from eight seasons of Heifetz Holiday programs. Enjoy some memorable seasonal selections, along with beloved favorites, and Yuletide favorites - all just a click away - including performances...

Rubato: The Heifetz Virtual Concert Hall

Latest News

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...

Happy 75th, Daniel Heifetz!

Everybody has more charisma than they use. We start as an open-minded young child, but as we grow up, the walls go up. Our religious stuff, our dysfunctional families, the peer pressure, the societal pressure -- it gets in the way. If you break down those walls, who...

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