American Masters (2015 Season) – Jascha Heifetz: God’s Fiddler

Film Interviewees

Air date: 04/16/2015

American Masters – Jascha Heifetz: God’s Fiddler

 

Premieres nationwide Thursday, April 16 at 8 p.m. and Friday, April 17 at 9 p.m. on PBS (check local listings)

 

Film Interviewees

(in order of appearance)

 

Ivry Gitlis, Israeli violinist, UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador

 

Itzhak Perlman, child prodigy violinist

 

Arthur Vered, Heifetz biographer

 

John Anthony Maltese, Heifetz biographer, Albert Berry Saye Professor and head of the department of political science, University of Georgia

 

Ayke Agus, child prodigy violinist and pianist, Heifetz’ student, accompanist and longtime companion

 

Saulius Sondeckis, Lithuanian violinist

 

Galina Kopytova, Author, Jascha Heifetz: Early Years in Russia

 

Sergei Stadler, Russian violinist

 

Nathaniel Rosen, American cellist, former faculty member at the USC Thornton School of Music and the Manhattan School of Music

 

Ida Haendel, Polish child prodigy violinist

 

Seymour Lipkin, concert pianist, piano and chamber music faculty member of The Curtis Institute of Music and The Juilliard School, Artistic Director of The Kneisel Hall Chamber Music Festival and School in Blue Hill, Maine

 

Marvin Gross, Heifetz’s lawyer for the 40+ years Heifetz lived in Los Angeles

 

Sherry Kloss, violinist, Heifetz’ student; Heifetz left her his Tononi violin used at his U.S. concert debut at Carnegie Hall (1917) in his will

 

Endre Granat, leading concertmaster for the Hollywood film industry (Jerry Goldsmith, John Williams, Henry Mancini, Hans Zimmer, Academy Awards, Emmy Awards, Grammy Awards), Heifetz’ student

 

Yukiko Kamei, violinist, Heifetz’ student, assistant and played in chamber music performances with Heifetz and Gregor Piatigorsky

 

Jeffrey Solow, American cello virtuoso, played chamber music with Heifetz’ students, past president of the American String Teachers Association, president of the Violoncello Society, Inc. of New York

 

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