A native of Indonesia, Dr. Ayke Agus began her concert career on both the violin and the piano at the age of 7. After finishing High School she came to the United States on a full scholarship to study violin and piano at Daemen College, Buffalo, NY. She further received a full scholarship from the Juilliard School of Music for graduate studies, but chose instead to audition for the Heifetz Masterclass at USC, Los Angeles.
Dr. Ayke Angus, a concert violinist and pianist, will forever be known as the last accompanist during the last fifteen years of the world renowned Russian-American violinst, Jascha Heifetz’s life. She performed as pianist with Jascha Heifetz and Gregor Piatigorsky in Chamber Music concerts.
After his death Dr. Ayke Agus wrote the one and only book entitled Heifetz As I Knew Him which was read by music lovers and violinists worldwide.
As a result she was invited to give masterclasses and lecture concerts around the world. She taught and performed at the St. Petersburg Conservatory, Russia, the Jascha Heifetz concert Hall in Vilnius, Lithuania, the Juilliard School of Music, the Royal Academy of Music in London (RAC), New England Conservatory, Boston University, George Mason University, the Royal Music Conservatory of Birmingham - UK, Peabody Conservatory, Rice University (Houston), USC, UCLA, The Yang Siew Toh (YST) National Music Conservatory of Singapore, University of Indonesia in Jakarta, and all the major cities of Indonesia.
All of which are part of Dr. Ayke Agus’ long life mission to continue the Jascha Heifetz musical tradition. In her spare time, she is a Music for Healing volunteer, where she plays for the sick, giving charity concerts, as her way of serving God.
Her husband Matthew Mallen, an English Professor, accompanies her when she is on her missions and concert tours.