The recording of the complete “Sonate a Quattro” by Rossini featuring Assistant Professor of Cello Julian Schwarz, M.M., was nominated for Classical Recording of the Year at the 2022 East Coast Music Awards. It also features violinists Mark Fewer and Yolanda Bruno as well as double bassist Joel Quarrington. The 34th annual East Coast Music Awards: Festival & Conference was held earlier this month in Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada.
Schwarz also performed as the soloist in “Cello Concerto No. 2” by Camille Saint-Saëns with the Mid-Atlantic Symphony in Maryland and Delaware with conductor Julien Benichou on Thursday, March 10; Saturday, March 12; and Sunday, March 13. He also performed with the Frisson Ensemble at The Morgan Library in New York City on Tuesday, March 15.
Schwarz performed at Ottawa Chamberfest in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, as part of the Rossini Showcase to highlight the complete “Sonate a Quattro” recording made for Leaf Label — the same project nominated for classical recording of the year at East Coast Music Awards — on Friday, March 18.
He was also the featured guest performer, teacher and clinician at the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley (UTRGV) Cello Festival in McAllen, Texas, where he worked with more than 150 cellists from Thursday, March 24, through Saturday, March 26.
Schwarz performed recitals presented by the Traverse City Symphony with music director and pianist Kevin Rhodes on Saturday, April 2, and Sunday, April 3.
He performed a recital with Visiting Assistant Professor of Piano Pedagogy and Performance Marika Bournaki, M.M., for the Arts at Abingdon series at the historic Abingdon Episcopal Church in Gloucester, Virginia, on Friday, April 22.
Schwarz performed “Cello Concerto No. 1” by Dmitri Shostakovich with the Saginaw Bay Symphony as conducted by Fouad Fakhouri at the Temple Theater in Saginaw, Michigan, on Saturday, May 7.
He performed in the opening concert of the Yiddish Folksong Today festival presented by the YIVO Institute for Jewish Research in New York, New York on Tuesday, May 10. The concert included a world premiere by Annie Gosfield and Jewish classical music inspired by Yiddish folk song, including works by Prokofiev, Copland, Levi, Weiser, Ravel, Bresnick, Engel and Veprik.
Schwarz also performed “Cello Concerto No. 1” by Camille Saint-Saëns with the Delaware Symphony as conducted by David Amado in Copeland Hall at the Grand Opera House in Wilmington, Delaware, on Saturday, May 14.