Daniel Heifetz

United States of America

Daniel Heifetz is the Founder of the Heifetz International Music Institute. In a career spanning over 50 years, Mr. Heifetz has dedicated himself to the art of communication through performance and education.

Mr. Heifetz is renowned on five continents for his extraordinary virtuosity, profound artistry and charismatic stage presence. Mr. Heifetz was a prize-winner in both the Merriweather-Post competition in Washington, D.C. and the International Tchaikovsky Competition in Moscow.

His numerous appearances include recitals and solo performances with many of the world’s leading orchestras including the Philadelphia, Cleveland, and Berlin. His concert tours have taken him throughout North America, Europe, Asia, and Central and South America.

Mr. Heifetz has been a powerful force on major television and radio programs. CBS devoted a nationwide program to the Art of the Unaccompanied Violin, starring Daniel Heifetz; he appeared on the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation in a performance of the Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto with the Montreal Symphony Orchestra; and he performed the Brahms Violin Concerto in the documentary The Mind of Music, which aired on public television stations across the country.

Mr. Heifetz was a student of the legendary Efrem Zimbalist at the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia. He was also coached by Jascha Brodsky and, upon Zimbalist’s retirement, concluded his studies with the renowned pedagogue Ivan Galamian. He made his New York orchestral debut at Avery Fisher Hall in Lincoln Center in a performance of the Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto. Mr. Heifetz was also mentored at the beginning of his career by both the renowned Polish/Mexican violinist Henryk Szeryng who introduced Heifetz into Europe, and the great Russian violinist David Oistrakh.