Violinist Sarah Schwartz is a long term substitute with the San Diego Symphony Orchestra and as an avid chamber player, recitalist and recording musician enjoys a versatile career. She is a member of the Grand Teton Music Festival where in 2014 and 2016 she was featured performing and interviewing for the Performance Today program on NPR stations throughout the country. Before coming to San Diego Ms. Schwartz was a member of the Orchestra of St. Luke’s in New York City, performing in Carnegie Hall, the American Symphony Orchestra, North South Consonance Contemporary Chamber Ensemble and Avian Music.
Ms. Schwartz recorded Grammy® award-winning CDs with Renee Fleming and Wynton Marsalis, and she has also recorded with artists such as Joshua Bell, Dawn Upshaw, James Levine, Andre Previn, Deborah Voigt and Grover Washington Jr. Ms. Schwartz was a frequent recitalist on the east coast, including a series at the Morgan Library in New York City where she had the opportunity to study original manuscripts from the Library’s collection. In the summers she performed orchestra and chamber concerts at the Caramoor International Music Festival and the Bard Music Festival. She has recorded movie scores at the Sony, Fox and Warner Brothers studios in Los Angeles and performed with pop artists including Paul McCartney, Elvis Costello, Paul Simon, Sting, Bobby McFerrin and Metallica.
Sarah Schwartz runs a private teaching studio in San Diego and holds degrees from Oberlin College and the Cleveland Institute of Music.