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"The Heifetz Myth" article published in The Strad. Co-written with friend and colleague Thomas O'Donnell, violinist with the famous Atlanta Symphony Orchestra. The article solves the 40-year mystery surrounding Joseph Hague and Jascha Heifetz. Many people believed that Heifetz had made a series of spoof recordings as a bad violinist under the pseudonym Joseph Hague. This article reveals for the first time that Joseph Hague was far from being a pseudonym...he was a real violinist in his own right!

Concert reviews published online for LocalArtsLive.


Exceptional young Curtis violinists Stephn Waarts and Zeyu Victor Li. "Stephen Waarts and Zeyu Victor Li: Two Young Curtis Violinists Exhibit Almost Limitless Potential"

Indiana University Press announces a 2013 launch date for Jascha Heifetz: Early Years in Russia. Book cover design also released.

New York City and Philadelphia concert reviews published for LocalArtsLive. The violinist Bella Hristova and the flautist Angel Hsiao.


"Bella Hristova Impresses Town Hall, New York" and "Astral's Angel Conjures up Images of Paris and Japan in Philadelphia Recital Debut"

Article published in The Strad: "Moto Perpetuo" - American Concert Tours, Then and Now. Profiles of Fritz Kreisler, Jascha Heifetz, and Gregor Piatigorsky.

Dario Sarlo Ph.D approved by a committee including Professor Robin Stowell, Erik Levi, and Anthony Pryer. Title: Investigating Performer Uniqueness: The Case of Jascha Heifetz

Dario was invited to participate in the Jascha Heifetz Symposium run by the violinist's former student and assistant, Ms. Sherry Kloss. Along with giving his own lecture, Dario joined a lively round-table discussion chaired by the broadcaster and New York Times columnist Mr. Robert Sherman. The other members of the panel included Mr. John Waxman (the son of the famous film composer Franz Waxman), and Mr. Michael Reed (a scholar specializing in the work of sculptor Sally James Farnham).

Dario Sarlo participates in the World Premiere screening of Jascha Heifetz: God's Fiddler, a documentary film produced by Peter Rosen Productions, New York. The event took place in Los Angeles at the Colburn School of Music.

Article published in The Strad: "Heifetz in America" - Delving into the Library of Congress Jascha Heifetz Collection.

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October 2013

Dario started as Kluge Fellow 2013-2014 at the John W. Kluge Center, Library of Congress, Washington DC.


Kluge fellowships are funded by the Kluge Center, Library of Congress, and applications are reviewed by the American National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH). Up to ten fellowships are awarded yearly to scholars from around the world.

Dario and Alexandra spoke about their edition of Galina Kopytova's Heifetz biography at the National Book Festival on the Washington DC mall as part of the Library of Congress Kluge Center presentation.

New article published in The Strad about the violinist Albert Spalding: "Violinist, Citizen, Patriot"


A long-neglected historical figure, Albert Spalding was a prominent figure of his time, and twice left his lucrative career to join the US armed forces, in both world wars.


His father and uncle started the famous sporting goods company under the Spalding name.

Dario gave a talk and Q&A at a screening of the Heifetz film documentary (God's Fiddler, by Peter Rosen) at a Jewish Film Festival in Baltimore. Attended by approximately 300 enthusiastic film lovers.

"As a young student of the violin, my hero was Jascha Heifetz. His tone quality, virtuosity, technical perfection, and his unmatched energy were enormously inspiring. I own numerous books, biographies, and articles on the life and times of Jascha Heifetz, but none focus in depth on his fascinating early years in Russia to the extent that this book does. I am so pleased to add this to my collection." —Joshua Bell, Emmy-award winning violinist


November 2013

Heading to Pittsburgh, USA, to speak at the American Musicological Society's Annual Conference. Paper: "Studying Concert Performances"


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October 2013

Our book arrived from the publisher...ready to go on sale to the public on November 7, 2013!

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