Through a unique partnership with the Heifetz international Music Institute, the JAC brings some of the best, young classical musicians in the world to Jamestown for three residency programs each year. As part of the “Heifetz on Tour” program, alumni from the Institute’s six-week summer program, spend a week on our beautiful island giving demonstrations and group lessons at local schools, performing musicale events in private homes and incredible venues such as the Redwood Library, the Norman Bird Sanctuary, and the University Club, and present a dynamic community concert at the JAC.
This program is a unique opportunity for audiences, young music students and community members throughout Newport County and beyond to experience the incredible talents of some of the most accomplished young artists from the Heifetz International Music Institute.
Daniel Heifetz is the Founder and Artistic Director of the Heifetz International Music Institute. In a career spanning over 30 years, Mr. Heifetz has dedicated himself to the art of communication through performance and education.
The Heifetz International Music Institute is a non-profit organization dedicated to the artistic growth and career development of some of the most talented and promising young musicians in the world. The Heifetz Institute is held on the campus of Mary Baldwin College located in Staunton, Virginia for six weeks each summer.
Hundreds of the most brilliant and deserving young artists from throughout the United States and internationally apply to the Institute annually. Last summer the sixty-six students represented twenty-two states and thirteen countries, and came from the world’s top conservatories.
“The experience was fun for me and my classmates. It is not every day you get to meet someone special and learn something from them. I am a musician and I learned something from them every day they were with us. My last day with them was a great experience to perform and show them all I got; So when I got patted on the back and they said I was great, it was a good feeling. It’s not like Mr. Heifetz is the king of pop or anything, but when he shook my hand…it’s just a memory that will last forever and it has inspired me to continue and do great things with music. So I just want to thank the Heifetz Quartet and I hope to see them again!” Donald, Lawn School student