El-Hibri Fuad Blog

Fuad El-Hibri and the Heifetz International Music Institute

Posted on: September 30, 2011

The Heifetz International Music Institute was established by Daniel Heifetz and is based in Ellicott City, Maryland. The institute also holds a six-week long summer festival program to train young musicians,  held at Brewster Academy in New Hampshire.

The founder, violinist Daniel Heifetz, has played with many world-renowned orchestras and has taught master classes as well as university courses. As a young musician, Heifetz was mentored by legendary names such as Henryk Szyerng, Efrem Zimbalist, Jascha Brodsky, and Ivan Galamian.In 1996, Heifetz started the Heifetz Music Institute in an effort to draw in talented young musicians of violin, viola, and cello from all over the world.

The Institute is 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and can be supported through various giving opportunities.  Its daily operations are led by Daniel Heifetz, but it is also guided by an advisory board whose members include local Maryland businessman Fuad el-Hibri.

Information can be found online about the institute, including reviews of past experiences. Violinist.com featured an article about the summer festival held by the Heifetz Institute from the perspective of a talented high school musician.More information about the institute can be found on its Facebook page.

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