GMAF - Homage a Heifetz


Photo credit: R.Danisevičiaus

GIVE MUSIC A FUTURE started its third activity: "Homage a Heifetz"!

On 2nd February was celebrated the birthday of the famous Vilnius born virtuoso Jascha Heifetz with a concert at the Palace of the Grand Dukes of Lithuania. The soloists were exceptional young violinists: EMCY Prize winners Johan Dalene, awarded at the Menuhin Competition and Jing Zi Zhang, awarded at the International Balys Dvarionas Competition for Young Pianists and Violinists, as well as Mayumi Kanagawa and Justina Auskelyte. They played with the famous Vilnius St. Christopher Chamber Orchestra works by different composers who have lived in or originate from Vilnius.
“Homage a Heifetz” aims at revealing the multicultural traditions of Vilnius and to get acquainted with artists of different nationalities and cultures, who found their home in Vilnius. Concerts, discussions and roundtables are taking place in a uniquely decorated space called “Homage a Heifetz Lounge" in a restaurant-winery next to the Lithuanian Philharmonic Society, decorated by the Lithuanian organisation, Natu knygynas and the municipality of Vilnius. The design has been adapted from old Vilnius cafes and succeeds in engaging a broad audience in this project.

Photo credit: Mindaugo Mikulėno

Photo credit:Mindaugo Mikulėno

A weekend of high profile concerts is ahead: On 18th February "Homage a Heifetz" will be host of a concert by the Kremerata Baltica, featuring the world famous violinist Gidon Kremer. On 19th February “Homage a Heifetz will be concluded by a multimedia concert of four young musicians, prize winners of the Jascha Heifetz Competition. They will play with the Lithuanian National Symphony Orchestra and supported by video projections created by students of Lithuanian Academy of Fine Arts. Their topic will be Jewish creative paths in Vilnius, Europe and around the world. The concert will take place at the Lithuanian National Philharmonic Hall, where in 1913- at the age of thirteen, the famous violinist Jascha Heifetz performed his sensational concert.



"Homage a Heifetz" is one out of many activities of GIVE MUSIC A FUTURE, a cooperation project of EMCY with 7 partners, co-funded by Creative Europe, the culture programme Creative Europe of the European Union

Here you can watch the video of the opening concert and here you find dates and more information about "Hommage à Heifetz










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