Ella Heifets

Precollege Faculty:
Violin, Viola

Ella Heifets heard sounds of violin since she was born. Her father, well known Russian violinist, who studied with David Oistrakh gave her a small violin when she was six years old.

Mrs. Heifets earned her Bachelor and Masters degrees after graduating from Moscow Conservatory, Russia. As a student she participated in Isaak Stern and Itzhak Perelman Masterclasses.

Since coming to the United States in 1993 Ella Heifets established herself as a teacher, chamber and orchestra musician. She is a Faculty Member in Manhattan School of Music, Violin Instructor in Horace Mann School and Dwight-Englewood School. Also she is a Violin and Viola Teacher at her own Private Music Studio.

Mrs. Heifets students won numerous International and American Competitions such as International Strings Competition Cremona, Italy, American Protégé International Strings Competition, Golden Strings of America Competition, American Fine Arts Festival, Boston University Tanglewood Institute, Manhattan School of Music Concerto Competition. Mrs. Heifets was a Juror, Honor’s Diploma of Recognition at Cremona International Academy, Prima Artists International Competition, Honor’s Diploma of Recognition, American Fine Arts Festival, Honor’s Diploma of Recognition.

As a violinist she was a part of many Broadway productions such as: Phantom of the Opera, Shrek, Boy from OZ, The Color Purple, La Cage Aux Folles, Look of Love, Annie Get Your Gun, Ragtime, Showboat.


Manhattan School of Music Precollege faculty since 2003.

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