Thursday, April 5, 2018

Jascha Heifetz, Child Prodigy

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Jascha Heifetz [born as Iosef  “Jascha” Ruvinovich Heifetz in 1901 in Vilnius, then in the Russia Empire and now in Lithuania–died in 1987 in Los Angeles, California], child prodigy, ca. 1908, which would make him about seven years of age and shortly before he made his public debut in the nearby city of Kovno (now known as Kaunas). This is from a postcard printed in Russia. Heifetz started to play the violin at age two. For more on Heifetz, go [here] and [here].