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The Heifetz 25-Year Advent Calendar

Day 7: 2006 - Malcolm Parson: An Encore Before the Main Act To Come

 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 19, 2006: Wolfeboro, NH

Nowadays he’s an acclaimed Brooklyn-based independent film composer, and member of the Grammy-winning old-time string band The Carolina Chocolate Drops; at the age of 16, cellist Macolm Parson was a first-time scholarship student and budding talent at the Heifetz Institute.  And for his Heifetz stage debut at at 2006 Stars of Tomorrow concert, you could say that Malcolm began at the end, offering up a lesser-known encore piece – Scherzo for Cello & Piano, Op. 12, No. 2, by the French composer of Dutch descent named Daniël François van Goens, with the help of Heifetz faculty pianist Lorena Tecu.       

Malcolm came to the Institute through the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra’s Talent Development Program, and later went on to study at the Berklee College of Music in Boston. Check out the fascinating “Cello Chat” video below to find out more about Malcolm’s remarkable career!

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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.