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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.

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Announcing the Heifetz 2021 Season

 The 2021 Heifetz Institute

The hybrid program for Summer 2021 featured both in-person and virtual elements to meet the needs of our exceptional students. We enrolled 156 students in all—83 in person and 73 online, and presented 53 concerts throughout the Shenandoah Valley.


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

Chock Full o’ Bach

The ritual of beginning the day with Bach is a universal and sacred one 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 .

Rubato: The Virtual Concert Hall

From the Heifetz Stage to Your Screen

Video of the Week

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.

Video of the Week: Love, Jokes & Humor: Chad Hoopes Plays Fritz Kreisler

Chad Hoopes performs two of the most well known works by Fritz Kreisler, and shares his thoughts on the character of the music by the master violinist and composer.

Video of the Week: Moving Pictures

Artist Lyndi Angermeier’s paintings provide the perfect backdrop to Julia Angelov’s performance of by Eugène Ysaÿe’s Sonata No. 3 in D minor, “Ballade” at Staunton-Augusta Arts Center

Video of the Week: Celebrating The Thaw, with Dvořák

“This is one of the most joyful pieces of Dvořák to me… In this piece I hear the joy of the first thaw. That we can start moving again and life starts blossoming.“ – Bassist Sam Suggs

Video of the Week: A Moment of Hope

A glimmer of hope in the otherwise mournful Adagio makes this a fitting piece for out times, as Heifetz Institute Ensemble in Residence members Jared Blajian and Jingxuan Zhang play von Weber’s Adagio & Rondo

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