Heifetz International Music Institute Founder & Artistic Director Daniel Heifetz announced a multi-dimensional partnership with the Jerusalem Music Centre that will bring Heifetz faculty, students, and alumni from Virginia to the Holy Land for the first time in the Institute’s 20-year history.

The partnership kicks off this month, when the Institute brings its philosophy and teaching methods for a one-week residency at the JMC, the renowned hub of music education founded in 1973 by violinist Isaac Stern, and whose current president is pianist Murray Perahia.

The Heifetz residency will be a part of the JMC’s Huberman Project, which takes place every October during the Israeli celebration of Sukkot – or the Feast of Tabernacles. Named after the legendary violinist Bronislaw Huberman, who founded the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, the Huberman/Heifetz program will expose select violin, viola, and cello students to an intensive course of the Heifetz Institute program, as part of a week that combines private lessons and master classes, alongside string orchestra performances.

Founder & Artistic Director Daniel Heifetz will personally lead the visiting Heifetz Institute faculty during its first-ever teaching program outside of America. Joining him will be some of the Institute’s most illustrious faculty members, including violinist Ilya Kaler, violist Robert Vernon, and cellist Hans Jørgen Jensen.


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