Heifetz Videos of the Week
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.
Faculty bassist Sam Suggs offers a mesmerizing solo performance ranging from Corelli to Daft Punk at a 2021 Heifetz Hootenanny.
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.
Nahar Eliaz performs Ayala Asherov’s “Yizkor (Remember),” a solo cello piece written in remembrance of 9/11.
Cellist Tommy Mesa returned to the summer Institute in 2021 to introduce and perform a new composition, SEVEN, by fellow Heifetz alum Andrea Casarrubios.
Heifetz Ensemble In Residence [HEIR] cellist Coleman Itzkoff performs “Spins and Spells,” captured against the backdrop of the Staunton Augusta Art Center gallery.
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.”
Violinist Angela (Sin Ying) Chan and pianist Beilin Han perform the opening movement of the Violin Concerto No. 5 (“Turkish”) by Mozart.
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.
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
“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
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