As a collaborative Artist and Educator, Schwarz often performs recitals with an educational theme. Please contact Timothy Schwarz via the contact page if you are interested in developing a program with a general or specific subject. A lecture or discussion may be an added component. Programs currently offered are listed below.
Concerti available for performance through June 2014
Bach: Violin Concerto No. 1
Brahms: Concerto for Violin, Cello and Orchestra, Op. 102
Brahms: Violin Concerto, Op. 77
Piazzolla: The Four Seasons of Buenos Aires
Tchaikovsky: Violin Concerto, Op. 35
Vivaldi: The Four Seasons, Op. 8
Other concerti available upon request
“Schwarz’s Bach was tasteful and idiomatic…the Tchaikovsky warhorse demonstrated solid technique and considerable flair”
--Music in Cincinnati
“Superb playing of the Brahms Double Concerto in A Minor”
--Rome News Tribune
Timothy Schwarz, violin and Lawrence Stomberg, cello
Baroque Dance: Instrumentally Speaking
Suite No. 2 for Solo Cello and Partita No. 2 for Solo Violin
Written in the same key, with the same dances, in the same town in Germany, and possibly
in the same year, the second Violin Partita and second Cello Suite of J.S. Bach provide a
unique glimpse into the great composer's gift for compositional variety. This performance
will present each of the dance movements side-by-side, violin and cello, showing the
breadth of character possible within the structural limits of Baroque dance. The
performance, beginning with the Suite's Prelude and ending with the Partita's monumental
Ciaccona, is about one hour without intermission. This program can be tailored for
multiple time frames and venues.
Currently accepting dates through 2014
The Anglo-American: Music from across the ocean.
American violinist Timothy Schwarz and British pianist Jane Beament team up for an evening of American and British composers, giving a musical history of the development of classical music in both countries. This program can be offered as two one-hour recitals or one full recital. The Duo has performed together throughout England and the United States, and recorded on the British label Music Chamber.
“Mesmerizing...The violin’s beautiful tone soared effortlessly over restless chordal undulations on the piano ...Meticulously prepared and brilliantly played by an outstanding duo partnership.”
--The Citizen (UK)
The Changing Sounds of America
Timothy Schwarz, violin
Gold Medal Winner: Artistic Ambassador Competition
Sandra Rivers, piano (USA performances)
Gold Medal Winner: Best Collaborative Pianist, Tchaikovsky Competition
Jane Beament, piano (European performances)
Explore the rich diversity of past and present American Composers who lived “outside the box”. Works by Amy Beach, Jennifer Higdon, William Grant Still, George Walker, Aaron Copland, John Corigliano, Steven Sametz, and Paul Salerni give an insight into genders, races, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds that are outside the normal classical music boundaries.
As Artistic Ambassador to the United States, violinist Timothy Schwarz has taken All-American programs to over a dozen countries in the Middle East, North Africa, and Southeast Asia. Pianist Sandra Rivers is the foremost African American female pianist in the world. She has performed in most major concert halls in the United States, Europe ad Japan. Both can share their experiences as a separate lecture or with short comments during the recital.
The program can be expanded to focus on one particular aspect, such as a program of all female composers or all African-American composers.
Past performances include:
Wednesday, September 28, 2011
Kingston University: London, UK
Thursday, September 29, 2011
Saint Peter’s Church: Notting Hill, UK
Sunday, March 18, 2012
Lehigh University: Bethlehem, PA
Currently accepting dates through June 2014.
“The Duo mixed energy and fluidity in sensitively recapturing African American blues and jazz sounds. They glided smoothly through the Sonata by Mary Howe.”
--The Washington Post
The Kreutzer Sonata: How a piece inspired a legacy
Readings from The Kreutzer Sonata by Leo Tolstoy
Mozart: Sonata in E Minor, K. 304
de Falla: Suite popular española
Beethoven: Sonata No. 9 in A, Op. 47 “Kreutzer”
Janácek: String Quartet No. 1 “Kreutzer Sonata”
Dedications & Premieres
As an advocate of new music, Timothy has commissioned and premiered several works. A sample listing is below:
Dedicated to and premiered by Timothy Schwarz
Steven Sametz: Fantasia on lama bada yatathana for solo violin
(Commissioned by the Center for Global Islamic Studies at Lehigh University)
World Premier: Kingston University (London, UK); 2011
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Peter Lanctot: Two Caprices for solo violin
Brahms Violin Concerto: Cadenza
(Premiered by Timothy Schwarz with the Abington Symphony Orchestra; 2011)
Premiered by Timothy Schwarz
Sky Quartet (2001), Amazing Grace, Dark Wood (2001), String Trio
First CD recording; 2012 (Naxos).
Serafin String Quartet with Charles Abramovic, piano and Eric Stomberg, bassoon.
James Casey Rule: Fantasia on Flight for solo violin
World Premier: Lehigh University (Bethlehem); 2008
Joseph Goodrich: The Juliet Quartet for violin, viola and four-hand piano
Commissioned by Ambassador Ryan Crocker; dedicated to Juliet Wurr
World Premier (Damascus, Syria); 1998
Harmonious Relations for String Quartet and Tenor
World Premier (Cairo, Egypt); 2001
Timothy Schwarz and Shadi Abdel Salam Eid, violins; Rasha Yehya, viola;
Hassan Mo’tazz Al Molla, cello; Joseph Goodrich, tenor
David Osbon: 5 Hommages for violin and piano
British Premier: Kingston University (London, UK), 2011
Timothy Schwarz, violin and Jane Beament, piano
Concerts for Youth and Senior Audiences
As part of his desire to reach audiences of all ages, Schwarz programs several concerts each season for youth and senior audiences. Many of these concerts include collaborations with his most talented students. A regular series at Moravian Village Retirement Community in Bethlehem, PA is organized by Schwarz and includes approximately six concerts each season, featuring faculty and students from Lehigh University.