IUP author Dario Sarlo will give a presentation on Russian-American violinist Jascha Heifetz at the Library of Congress April 16 at 12 pm in Room LJ-119. Sarlo will be joined by two other Heifetz experts, Ayke Agus and Arthur Vered, who will discuss Heifetz's life and legacy.
Sarlo is the translator and editor of Jascha Heifetz: Early Years in Russia. This new book uncovers the events and experiences that shaped one of the modern era's most unique talents and enigmatic personalities. Using previously unstudied archival materials and interviews with family and friends, this biography explores Heifetz's meteoric rise in the Russian music world—from his first violin lessons with his father, to his studies at the St. Petersburg Conservatory with the well-known pedagogue Leopold Auer, to his tours throughout Russia and Europe.
Copies of Jascha Heifetz will be available for purchase at the event, which is free and open to the public. For more information, visit the Library of Congress website.