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Heifetz International Music Institute
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Heifetz International Music Institute
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Play it Forward

 Join us on June 1 for our annual campaign in which we aim to raise a full season’s worth of funding in a single day. For 24 hours, we’ll be chock-a-block with concert previews, performer spotlights, never-before-seen performances from our archive, profiles of exceptional alumni, and sneak peeks at the season ahead.

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

 2023 Festival of Concerts

Renowned faculty, special guests, and our world class students will be featured in 50+ concerts in venues across Staunton and the Shenandoah Valley. Admission is free to ALL EVENTS for children 12 and under. Tix on sale May 1.

HEIR

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

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

Video of the Week

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...

Video of the Week: A Picture Painted Without a Model

Violist Joseph Skerik and faculty pianist Tae Kim perform Eugène Ysaÿe’s passionate Extase, Op. 21 in concert at the Heifetz Institute’s 2022 Festival of Concerts

Rubato: The Heifetz Virtual Concert Hall

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