Jascha Heifetz

Feb 2, 1901
Wilno, Poland, Russian Empire [now Vilnius, Lithuania]


A child prodigy, Russian-born violinist Jascha Heifetz gave his first public performance at age five. Six years later, he was enrolled in the St. Petersburg Conservatory, and two years after that he presented his first formal concert. Fleeing Russia after the 1917 Revolution, he reestablished his reputation with several world tours in the early '20s,… More

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