Jascha Heifetz
Date of Birth
Feb 02, 1899
Birth Place:
Vilnius, Russia


A child prodigy, Russian-born violinist Jascha Heifetz gave his first public performance at age five. Six years later, he was enrolled in the St. Petersburg Conservatory, and two years after that he presented his first formal concert. Fleeing Russia after the 1917 Revolution, he reestablished his reputation with several world tours in the early '20s, finally settling down in Beverly Hills in...