Next performance:
July 13 - 26
Techne Music Festival
Bethlehem, PA
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Programs

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 2016

Brahms: Violin Concerto, Op. 77
Dvorák: Violin Concerto Op. 53
Osbon: Violin Concerto
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



Ensembles

The Anglo-American Duo
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 Europe 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)


Quattro Due
Timothy Schwarz, violin and Lawrence Stomberg, cello

Quattro Due is best known for their innovative presentation of the Bach Cello Suites and Violin Partitas. The Duo presents each of the dance movement side-by-side, violin and cello, showing the breadth of character possible within the structural limits of Baroque dance. They also perform standard violin and cello repertoire by Ravel, Kodaly and Handel-Halvorsen.

"...Played with skill and musicianship..."
--Morning Call


Upper Valley Duo
Timothy Schwarz, violin and Daniel Weiser, piano Artistic Ambassador Gold Medal Winner

The Upper Valley Duo has performed over 500 concerts in the United States, the Middle East, Africa, and Southeast Asia. Winner of the Artistic Ambassador Competition, the Duo promoted All-American recitals for the United States State Department, which included several collaborative events with Arab and Israeli musicians. Specializing in American music from the first half of the 20th Century, the Duo has recorded for EMI and Marquis Classics.



Lecture & Performance

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”



New Music/Commissions

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

Jennifer Higdon
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