Jascha Heifetz

About Jascha Heifetz

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Born on February 2, 1901, Jascha Heifetz was a Russian musician and violinist. A virtuoso since childhood, his career spanned decades, ranging from performing to teaching. Heifetz passed away in 1987.

1 of the greatest violinists of all time

12 years old when he performed the Mendelssohn violin concerto

5 years old when he began lessons with Leopold Auer

25,000 people watched him play in St. Petersburg in 1911

7 years old when he made his public performing debut

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