The Living American
Albany Records
Coming in May, 2023!

Next performance:
June 14-15
London College of Music
London, UK
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The Living American

Timothy Schwarz, violin
Charles Abramovic, piano
Douglas Mapp, Double Bass
Doug Hirlinger, Drums

Available from after May 15, 2023

Works by Denis DiBlasio, Avner Dorman, Reena Esmail, Joseph Goodrich, Jennifer Higdon, Jessie Montgomery and Steven Sametz

Anthems After Prometheus

Anglo-American Duo Debut CD
Release Date: April 1, 2018
Available at after April 1, 2018

Two Awards for Anthems After Prometheus:

  • Into the Sun... (solo violin): 2020 International Composers Prize of the Academia Musica Vienna
    Composed by David Osbon / Solo and CD premiere by Timothy Schwarz
  • Still Waiting for the Revolution... (piano trio): 2020 Franz Schubert International Composition Prize
    Composed by David Osbon / CD premiere by Timothy Schwarz (violin), Jane Beament (piano), and Lorraine Deacon (cello)

Review Quotes
"In their rendition of these miniatures [5 Hommages by David Osbon], the Anglo-American Duo exhibit their usual solid technique and imbue it with great sensitivity."

"The Anglo-American Duo and cellist Lorraine Deacon play [Still Waiting for the Revolution… by David Osbon] with great virtuosity and intriguing musical colors."

"Anthems After Prometheus is an excellent collection of David Osbon’s fascinating compositions played by musicians of great virtuosity."

-Fanfare Magazine

"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

Jennifer Higdon: Early Chamber Works

Released in 2013
“The performances of the Serafin String Quartet are superb, as is the playing of bassoonist Eric Stomberg and pianist Charles Abramovic. Add to that the superior recorded sound, and this CD achieves the “must-have” status that I accord to relatively few CDs that I review. Do be sure to acquire this one.”
--Fanfare Magazine

“The Serafin Quartet apply silken finesse and gritty vibrancy”

“Violinst Timothy Schwarz and SSQ cellist Lawrence Stomberg join [Charles Abramovic] for a totally captivating rendition of Dark Wood. The latter two string players are joined by Ms. Carr for a thrilling performance of the concluding trio.”

Available at Naxos and

Baroque Violin

Available on Centaur Records!
Released in 2010
“An impressive account of the Partita No. 2 in d minor by Bach… His interpretation is passionate and theatrical, underlining the contrasts within the piece, without losing his grip on the whole.”
--Musica dei Donum

“Performed with understanding, skill and beauty by violinist Timothy Schwarz.”
--Arkiv Music
Timothy Schwarz, baroque violin
Explore the rich world of unaccompanied violin music from the baroque period.

Westhoff: Suite No. 5
Biber: Passacaglia
Bach: Partita No. 2
Telemann: Fantasy No. 7
Geminiani: Sonate senza basso

Selected audio samples---

Johann Paul von Westhoff: Suite No. 5 for solo violin
- Allemande
- Courante

Georg Philipp Telemann: Fantasy No. 7 in E-flat Major for solo violin
- Largo
- Presto

Available at or call 1-877-CENTAUR

Serafin String Quartet

Released in 2010
“It is the quality of the ensemble playing and the dedication to detail that sets this recordings above many others of this literature. They combine true rhythmic precision, beautiful intonation, and beautiful articulation with an excellent sense of balance and deeply satisfying musical phrasing.”
--American Record guide

“Violinist Timothy Schwartz’s and cellist Lawrence Stomberg’s contributions in the Molto Adagio—most often heard in the arrangement known as the Adagio for Strings—deserve special note.”
--Fanfare Magazine
William Grant Still: Danzas de Panama for String Quartet
Antonin Dvorák: String Quartet in F Major, Op. 96 (American)
Samuel Barber: String Quartet in B Minor, Op. 11
George Gershwin: Lullaby for String Quartet

Available at or call 1-877-CENTAUR

Timothy Schwarz Live

Released in 2006

"Schwarz and Charity Wicks give one of the very best readings of the [Bartok] Sonata I have heard. They have obviously given the work a good deal of thought, and this is good enough to be the only recoding of this work in your collection if you just want one."

"Pleasantly exuberant and tender as required"

"Intense performance.... Emotionally convincing"

--American Record Guide
Johann Sebastian Bach
Ciaccona from Partita No. 2 in D Minor for Solo Violin

Béla Bartók
Sonata No. 2 for Violin and Piano

Igor Stravinsky
L'histoire du soldat suite

Manuel de Falla
Suite popular española

Sergei Rachmaninoff

Available at or call 1-877-CENTAUR

An American Affair

Released in 1995

"The performance seems beyond reproach... [Schwarz's] technique is exemplary."
- Buffalo News
Timothy Schwarz, Violin
Daniel Weiser, Piano
Tim Schwarz and Dan Weiser explore the tremendous variety, energy, virtuosity, and craftsmanship of American chamber music.

John Corigliano: Sonata for Violin and Piano
Charles Ives: Second Sonata for Violin and Piano
Aaron Copland: "Hoe-Down" from Rodeo
Camargo Mozart Guarnieri: Cantiga de Ninar

Available from Marquis Classics.