Jascha Heifetz Competition

International Jascha Heifetz Competition – a competition for violinists of all nationalities in Lithuania. First International Jascha Heifetz Competition for Violinists was held in 2001,[1][2][3] commemorating 100th birth anniversary of the violinist. The competition was organised by Lithuanian Cultural Foundation together with Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre.[4][5] Currently the competition is organised by Public Institution Natų knygynas together with Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre. Main supporters of the competition: Lithuanian Council for Culture and Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Lithuania. The competition takes place every four years. The next competition will be held on 13–19 February 2017 in Vilnius. The prize fund of the competition is – 18500 €. The participants that pass the preliminary round are evaluated by the international jury. The chairman of the jury in 2017 is Gidon Kremer.


  1. Markas Petuchauskas. Smuikininkas iš Vilniaus pastogės. Kultūros barai, 2014 Spalis. Vilnius. VšĮ „Kultūros barų“ leidykla. 68 p. ISSN 0134-3106.
  2. Official EMCY (European Music Competitions for Youth network) webpage
  3. Independent Classical music lovers website
  4. Danguolė Dainienė, Nijolė Sisaitė. Jaša Heifecas (Jascha, Joseph Heifetz). Vilnijos vartai. Vilniaus apskrities kraštotyra, 2012. Vilnius.
  5. Vilniuje baigėsi pirmasis tarptautinis Jaschos Heifetzo vardo smuikininkų konkursas. Lietuvos aidas, 2001 02 19 Nr. 40.

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