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The Heifetz 25-Year Advent Calendar

Day 12: 1999 - Transitions, Passions, & Potential

Welcome to December! For our final-month celebration of the 25th anniversary of the Heifetz Institute, we’ll be sharing audio, video, images, and programs from across the decades of the Institute. Check back each day from Dec. 1 – Dec. 25 as we share some memorable moments from each golden year of the Institute!

This is the first time I've ever performed at my Institute. I feel that the Institute is a place for our students and faculty, not for me, to do any performing. But we are starting a tradition that will continue next year - in the Marlboro style of bringing in great guest artists and inviting the highest caliber students to perform together in a professional performance setting.  - Heifetz Institute founder Daniel Heifetz, 1997 

July 16, 1999: Annapolis, MD

1999 was a transitional year for the Heifetz Institute. Having outgrown its original home at a private school in Howard Country, Maryland, the summer program headed a few miles to the south to take up residence in homes and venues in the historic state capital of Annapolis, Maryland.

From the very beginning, the Heifetz Institute has been devoted to helping our students – each and every last one of them brimming with ability – realize their full artistic potential.  As our founder Daniel Heifetz explains in his opening remarks, the same could be said for some of the composers whose music they play.  With the able assistance of the “Heifetz Classical Band,” made up of former Heifetz Institute students Marc Ramirez and Olivia Hajioff (today the popular Virginia two-violin duo Marcolivia),violist Sel Kardan (now the head of the prestigious Colburn School) , cellist Douglas Poplin, and pianist Micah Yui, Daniel introduces and then performs the searing third movement Grave from the Concerto for Piano, Violin, and String Quartet, Op. 21, by French composer Ernest Chausson. In concert at the Banneker-Douglass Museum in Annapolis in the summer of ’99.


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Did you attend the Heifetz Institute? If so, you’re part of an exclusive group of musicians who have explored their full creative potential through the advanced private lessons, unrivaled concert appearances, and the unique Performance & Communication Training method. We believe that the one-of-a-kind Heifetz training prepares our students to become not only more effective communicators and performers, but also more confident and dynamic in all facets of life. Now we want to reconnect and hear more about how you’ve put your Heifetz experience to use – both on and off stage!

Fast Away The Old Year Passes!  The Heifetz Institute has been in the business of helping brilliant young talents blossom for 25 years now, the last two of which have required us to work even harder, smarter, and better to pursue our trailblazing mission. As you consider your year-end giving, please consider supporting our mission to enable the world’s most promising young musical talents to realize their artistic and communicative potential.