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Sergiu Schwartz

SERGIU SCHWARTZ

VIOLIN

Sergiu Schwartz’s international concert appearances have taken him to major music centers on four continents as soloist with orchestras, in recitals and chamber music concerts. Fanfare - The Magazine for Serious Record Collectors, writes: “For those who lament the passing of the great violinists of the middle of the last century, Schwartz’s collection should provide a great sense of optimism that a younger violinist still commands such assured rhetoric and expressive resources. Heifetz, Milstein, Oistrakh, Isaac Stern, Francescatti – they all come to mind.”

Mr. Schwartz has performed as a soloist with orchestras, including Dresden Staatskapelle, London Symphony, Dresden Philharmonic, Jerusalem Symphony, Slovak Philharmonic, Bern Symphony, Mexico National Symphony, Orchestra of St. Luke’s, Chicago’s Grant Park Festival Orchestra, and Sarajevo Philharmonic, collaborating with renowned conductors.

He has appeared at Lincoln Center, Carnegie Recital Hall, the 92nd Street Y, Kennedy Center, London’s Barbican Hall, Queen Elizabeth Hall, Wigmore Hall, St. Martin in the Fields, Jerusalem Theatre, and Seoul’s Kumho Art Center. He serves as Artist Faculty at Bowdoin and Summit international music festivals, has participated at Newport, Interlochen (US), Kuhmo (Finland), Keshet Eilon (Israel), and Qingdao (China) music festivals, and has recorded for Vox, Gega, Naxos, Arcobaleno, Romeo Records, and Nonesuch. He serves as Professor of Violin in the US at Columbus State University’s Schwob School of Music, where he holds the Turner Distinguished Faculty Chair in Violin, and in Europe at Conservatoire de Lausanne Switzerland, and conducts master classes in Europe, Israel, Russia, Canada, Korea, China, and the US.

Mr. Schwartz has served as a jury member at major international violin competitions, including Tchaikovsky, Sarasate, Wieniawski, Oistrakh, Szeryng, Postacchini, Canadian National, Washington International, Sphinx, Blount, and Stulberg. His students are prize winners in national and international competitions, including Sendai, Paganini (Italy and Russia), Sarasate, Szeryng, Oistrakh, Yankelevitch, Lipizer, and Sphinx.