Associate Professor of Cello Julian Schwarz, M.M., performed as part of the Classical Bridge Festival in Bordeaux, France, at the Château Pape-Clément on Tuesday, Aug. 23. His performance was reviewed in the well-known French music magazine Diapason. The review is in French, but a translation of the portion featuring Schwarz is: “For his debut in France, he displayed many treasures of subtlety, supplying a rare expressivity in the exciting Duo for Violin and Cello by Kodaly, perfectly marrying the tension of the violinist Alissa Margulis. Following, the musician returned with his colleagues Eric Silberger, Matê Szücs and Jae-Yeon Won in an interpretation of the Piano Quartet #1 of Fauré full of life, introversion, and grand expression.”
Additionally, Schwarz’s new edited edition of the “Méditation Hebraïque for Cello and Piano” by Ernest Bloch was released by Carl Fischer Publishing this summer.
Schwarz also presented the world premiere of “Evensong,” a suite of 7 nocturnes for violin and cello by Virginia composer Adolphus Hailstork at the Bargemusic Labor Day Festival on Saturday, Sept. 3, and Sunday, Sep. 4. The premiere and Schwarz’s performance were reviewed by the New York Classical Review.