Heifetz, Jascha

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Born: Feb 02, 1901 AD
Died: 1987 AD, at 86 years of age.

Nationality: Lithuanian
Categories: Musicians, Violinist


1901 - Jascha Heifetz, born on the 2nd of February in  Wilno, Poland, Russian Empire, now Vilnius, Lithuania.  He was a Lithuanian-born American violin virtuoso, and is thought to be one of the greatest interpreters of the instrument.

1906 - His first professional appearance was at age five, during which he gave his first concert, then at St. Petersburg.

1906 - 1910 - He was educated at the Royal School of Music in Vilna, which he entered at five and from which he graduated at nine.

1910 - He entered the St Petersburg conservatory to study under Leopold Auer.

1917 - He came to the USA.

1925 - Became a citizen.

1928 - Married to the silent motion picture actress Florence Vidor, ex-wife of King Vidor, whose seven year old daughter, Suzanne, he adopted.

1937 - Joined ASCAP.

1987 - He died Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles on the 10th of December.

1989 - Received a posthumous Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award.


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