Julian Schwarz

Washington Classical Review: Cellist Julian Schwarz unearths fascinating rarities at Austrian Embassy

Washington Classical Review: Cellist Julian Schwarz unearths fascinating rarities at Austrian Embassy

Julian Schwarz had a lot to celebrate on Friday night. The American-born cellist played a recital at the Austrian Embassy, presented by the Embassy Series, bringing together composers associated with the city of Vienna. In several amiable turns at the microphone between pieces, Schwarz explained that since his last performance here, in 2015, he had become an Austrian citizen and was now engaged to Marika Bournaki, the pianist sharing the stage with him.

Violin Channel: Julian Schwarz – 'Considerations for Preparing the Rococo Variations'

Violin Channel: Julian Schwarz – 'Considerations for Preparing the Rococo Variations'

In a VC exclusive guest blog, American cellist Julian Schwarz shares his top considerations for preparing Tchaikovsky's 'Variations on a Rococo Theme'

Blogcritics: Concert Review with Julian Schwarz and Marika Bournaki

Blogcritics: Concert Review with Julian Schwarz and Marika Bournaki

Cellist Julian Schwarz and pianist Marika Bournaki presented an eye-opening survey of a fascinating and mostly neglected 20th-century musical movement at the Center for Jewish History on May 22.

Blogcritics: Cellist Julian Schwarz on Joachim Stutschewsky and 20th-Century Jewish Music

Blogcritics: Cellist Julian Schwarz on Joachim Stutschewsky and 20th-Century Jewish Music

Julian Schwarz spoke with us about his approach to playing Stutschewsky and other 20th-century music, the preparation for this unique concert program, and his interest in “music of Jewish connection.”

Strings: Cellist Julian Schwarz on the Whimsical Passion of Lalo’s Concerto in D Minor

Strings: Cellist Julian Schwarz on the Whimsical Passion of Lalo’s Concerto in D Minor

The work is brilliantly written from a cellistic perspective, as it showcases the deepest register as well as the brightest. It is idiomatic, and fits well in the hand—most likely due to the fact that Lalo was himself both a cellist and violinist.