The Living American
Albany Records
Just released!

"A flawless example of Schwarz's rich playing and eclectic vision further solidify his position as one of the best modern-day violinists."
-Take Effect

"A virtuoso tour de force performance from Schwarz."
-Gramophone

"Schwarz's charismatic playing is the glue that holds such a disparate program together and apart from glorious tone and impeccable technique, it is the dynamism of his recreations of these new pieces that sets this disc apart."
-Music Web International

"Excellent violinist... remarkable technical skills and interpretive abilities"
-American Record Guide

"[Schwarz's] nearly ten-minute solo performance dazzles-calling it a tour de force is in no way excessive."
-Textura

Next performance:
June 9-13
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 2025

Beethoven: Violin Concerto in D Major, Op. 61
Brahms: Violin Concerto, Op. 77
Osbon: Violin Concerto
Piazzolla: The Four Seasons of Buenos Aires
Sibelius: Violin Concerto, Op. 47
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



The Living American

This ongoing project highlights music by American composers covering a wide range of ethnic backgrounds. With an emphasis on living composers, compositions include works that have been highly influenced by African, Indian, Arab, Jewish, and Chinese musical cultures. Although most of the compositions are contemporary, all are easily accessible for the average audience.

Because of the wide selection of repertoire, this program can be anywhere from 30 to 90 minutes. Instrumentation can include solo violin, violin and piano, or violin, piano, double bass and drum set.



Ensembles

The Anglo-American Duo
Praised for their “solid technique imbued with great sensitivity” (Fanfare Magazine) the Anglo-American Duo has evolved into a renowned ensemble that regularly tours in the United States and Europe. Formed in 2009, the Anglo-American Duo specializes in music from the United States of America and Britain. “Comprised of American violinist Timothy Schwarz and British pianist Jane Beament, the Duo has given numerous performances throughout Europe and the Americas. Radio performances include Classical Shock on Radio Libera Tutti (Italy) and Simply Grand on WVIA (USA).

The Duo is considered the leading experts in the works of Dr. David Osbon, the world renowned British composer who serves as Head of Postgraduate Studies at the London College of Music. The Duo’s debut CD—Anthems After Prometheus— is devoted entirely to music by Dr. Osbon, which was released by Albany Records in 2018 to rave reviews. They have also commissioned or premiered works by Dr. Steven Samitz and Sophie Viney. In addition, the Duo has been praised for their interpretation of more traditional works by Romantic and early 20th-Century composers.

“All credit to Timothy Schwarz for providing a performance as gripping from first to last as this one”
--Fanfare Magazine

“Schwarz’s virtuosity and expressive charge in combination with Beament’s intuition and unmistakable sophistication were the main ingredients of the memorable performance.”
--FONDARC (Rome, Italy / January 2019)

Schwarz performs beautifully, with a clean, open upper register and silken tone. The performance is intense and passionate, with a fervor that grabs one’s attention for the duration of the nine-minute piece.”
--The Morning Call (Bethlehem, PA / December 2018)


Upper Valley Duo
Timothy Schwarz, violin and Daniel Weiser, piano

Winner of the Artistic Ambassador Competition, the Upper Valley Duo has performed over 500 recitals to critical acclaim in the United States and abroad. In the USA they have appeared at the Philips Collection and National Gallery of Art in Washington DC, the Dame Myra Hess Memorial Series in Chicago, and at Dartmouth College in New Hampshire. Their debut CD “An American Affair” (Marquis Classics) was hailed by the Buffalo Times-Herald as “Technique beyond reproach” and “A performance of dreamy enchantment”. After winning Gold Medal in the Artistic Ambassador Competition, the Duo performed 35 All-American recitals in 15 countries in the Middle East, North Africa and Southeast Asia. They were hailed by Ambassadors from the United States and abroad for their contribution to Peace through Music.

"The Duo demonstrated a gratifyingly close collaboration."
--Classical Voice of North Carolina



New Music/Commissions

As an advocate of new music, Timothy has commissioned and premiered several works. A sample listing is below:

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.


David Osbon

Concerto for Violin, Wind Ensemble, and Electronics
Commissioned by Timothy Schwarz
World premier by Timothy Schwarz and the Rowan University Wind Ensemble; Joseph Higgins, conductor; April 30, 2017

The Prometheus Sonata
Commissioned by the Anglo-American Duo
First CD Recording; 2018 (Albany Records)
World Premiere Performance: Rome, Italy; January 2019

Into the Sun...
Commissioned by Timothy Schwarz
First CD Recording; 2018 (Albany Records)
World Premiere Performance: Rome, Italy; January 2019

Cadenza for Solo Violin and Electronics
Commissioned by Timothy Schwarz
World premier by Timothy Schwarz at Rowan University on April 13, 2016
European premier at the J.S. Bach School in Vienna, Austria on May 21, 2016

5 Hommages for violin and piano
British Premier: Kingston University (London, UK), 2011
Timothy Schwarz, violin and Jane Beament, piano


James Casey Rule: Fantasia on Flight for solo violin
World Premier: Lehigh University (Bethlehem); 2008

Peter Lanctot: Two Caprices for solo violin
Brahms Violin Concerto: Cadenza
(Premiered by Timothy Schwarz with the Abington Symphony Orchestra; 2011)

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


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)