Heifetz Holiday Concert

Thursday, December 7th | Doors at 6:00pm. Concert at 7:00pm.


$40 | General
$35 | Members of The Kreeger Museum

Returning to The Kreeger Museum for an annual favorite, the Heifetz Holiday Tour features young alumni of the world-renowned Heifetz International Music Institute, an organization dedicated to the artistic growth and career development of young musicians. They'll perform favorites of the season along with solo works and chamber masterworks, including the premiere of four new commissioned arrangements of classics by Gershwin, Tchaikovsky, Ravel, and Vaughn Williams. 

Join us for a glass of wine before the concert. Parking will be available next door at The Field School, located at 2301 Foxhall Road NW.

About the Artists

Julia Angelov

Julia Angelov is an American-born Bulgarian-Japanese violinist. At age 14, she was invited by the Vladimir Spivakov Foundation to perform at the Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow, which was noted by the national Japanese broadcasting company, NHK, as being an “extraordinary performance.” She has subsequently returned to Russia for solo and concerto appearances in 2016, 2017, and 2019. Through her success in Russia, she has been invited to perform in the Celebration of the National Day at the Russian Consulate General in New York City, and in 2018, was the featured performer of a Private Salon at the Russian Culture Centre in Washington DC for violinist Maxim Vengerov, hosted by the Ambassador Anatoly Antonov and Washington Performing Arts.

Jihyun Baik

Jihyun Baik earned a Master of Arts in Violin Performance from Korea National University of Arts, and a Master of Music in Violin Performance from The Juilliard School. She is currently enrolled at Manhattan School of Music where she is pursuing a Professional Performance Diploma in Pinchas Zukerman Performance Program with Pinchas Zukerman and Patinka Kopec.

Jane Taerim Kim

Jane Taerim Kim, from Seoul, South Korea, is currently studying at the Juilliard School, where she is pursuing her Bachelor of Musical degree as a student of Paul Neubauer. She is an avid chamber and orchestral musician and has attended several prestigious music festivals, including the Heifetz International Music Institute, Sarasota Music Festival, and Great Mountain Music Festival. As a chamber musician, Jane has performed alongside renowned musicians including Paul Neunauer, Ani Kavafian, and Brinton Averil Smith. She has also appeared in masterclasses and coaching for Paul Neubuer, Atar Arad, Sophie Arbuckle, Teng Li, Samuel Rhodes, Martha Strongin Katz, and Mai Motobuchi, among others. 

Joseph Skerik

Born in 1999, American violist Joseph Skerik is the newly-appointed violist of the Vega String Quartet, in residence at Emory University and the Emory Chamber Music Society of Atlanta. Joseph holds a Bachelor of Music degree in viola performance from the Cleveland Institute of Music and has also studied at the Yale School of Music, the Paris Conservatory and Interlochen Arts Academy. Joseph is a Young Arts Merit Violist, a prize-winner at the American Viola Society Competition and most recently was awarded 3rd prize at the 4th Oskar Nedbal Viola Competition in Prague. His teachers include Ettore Causa, Jeffrey Irvine, Renee Skerik and David Holland. 

Rachel Taylor

Rachel Taylor is a cellist from Herndon, VA. She earned a Bachelor of Music in Cello Performance from the Peabody Conservatory, where she studied under Amit Peled and received the Steven Kates Memorial Merit Scholarship. She has also studied under Maria de Macedo, Marc Coppey, Hans Jorgen Jensen, Guy Fishman, Hannah Roberts, Peter Stumpf, Zvi Plesser, Raman Ramakrishnan, Steve Doane, Seth Parker Woods, Mihail Jojatu, Hai Ye-Ne, and Astrid Schween. She has performed with The Capitol Youth Symphony Orchestra (Asst. Principal) and the Principal Cellist with the South Lakes Chamber Orchestra and South Lakes Pit Orchestra. In addition to her cello study and performance, Rachel is also a piano technician, and served as the co-director of the Heifetz Institute's 2023 Hootenanny Concerts.