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Robert Schwartz

Musician


San Francisco, CA
Piano
8 Played at 8 groupmuses!

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Winner of numerous awards, including the 1975 Ravel Prize at the Marguerite Long International Competition in Paris, pianist Robert Schwartz has performed extensively in the U.S. and abroad. Of his performance of the Shostakovich first piano concerto with the Northeastern Pennsylvania Philharmonic, the Scranton Times wrote: "His playing was crystal clear and his poetic insights remarkable." Mr. Schwartz made his formal New York debut in 1983 at the Merkin Concert Hall, having already appeared in New York City on the concert series' of the American Landmarks Festivals, Trinity Church and the Maison Française at N.Y.U. Musical appearances on radio have included the WNYC "Americathon" broadcast live from Merkin Hall, WQXR in New York, NPR affiliates KXPR-Sacramento and WGBH-Boston. Klavier Records has released his recording of Romero’s Spirals for piano and orchestra, with the San Francisco Camerata and his CD of French piano music was released in 2010. A recording of Iberia by Isaac Albéniz will appear in 2018. Mr. Schwartz has recently given recitals and master classes at the Young International Pianists Festival in Vienna, the Chautauqua Institution, the Mendocino Music Festival the Portland, Oregon International Piano Festival, Music Academy of the West in Santa Barbara, the Ambialet Music Festival in France, and the Beijing Conservatory in Beijing, China. He was invited back to Vienna to participate as professor in the Vienna Master Courses in July 2010. Schwartz has appeared in the Bay Area on the concert series' of Old First Concerts, The Steinway Society, Noontime Concerts, the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Mills College and San Francisco Performances, and has appeared as soloist with the Redding Symphony, the Memphis Symphony, the San Francisco Chamber Orchestra, the San Francisco Camerata and the Orquesta de Cámara Municipal de Rosario, Argentina. Schwartz has taught at Santa Clara University and is currently on the piano faculty at Mills College in Oakland, CA and the San Francisco Conservatory of Music. He was featured on the California Arts Council Touring Roster for two seasons 2003-2005. Mr. Schwartz holds a Bachelor's Degree from Indiana University, a Masters Degree from Juilliard, and a Doctor of Musical Arts Degree from the Manhattan School of Music. Schwartz is an active performer and piano teacher in the Bay Area and is available for recitals and lectures.

Traditional Repertoire

Bach - Partitas, Suites, Preludes and Fugues, Toccatas etc.
Scarlatti - Sonatas
Haydn - Sonatas
Mozart - Sonatas, Rondos
Beethoven - Sonatas, Rondos, Variations
Schubert - Sonatas, Impromptus, Moments Musicaux
Mendelssohn - Variations, Songs without Words
Schumann - Piano pieces
Chopin - Ballades, Etudes,Mazurkas, Nocturnes, Polonaises, Preludes, Sonatas, Scherzos, Waltzes
Liszt - Etudes, Sonnets, Opera transcriptions, Piano pieces
Brahms - Sonatas, Variations, Piano pieces
Albéniz - Iberia, Piano pieces
Rachmaninov - Preludes, Etudes tableaux
Scriabin - Preludes, Etudes
Debussy - Preludes, Etudes, Images, Children's Corner
Ravel - Gaspard de la nuit, Miroirs, Tombeau, Valses Nobles, Sonatine etc.
Prokofiev - Sonatas, Romeo and Juliet
Bartók - Out of Doors, Sonata, Dance Suite, Roumanian Folk Dances, etc.
Shostakovich - Preludes, Preludes and Fugues
Poulenc - Improvisations, Soirées de Nazelles, etc.
Mompou - Canciones y Danzas

Videos

Performed groupmuses (8)

Birdland Groupmuse #4

  • Friday, April 26, 2019, at 7:00 PM
  • Birdland, Sunnyvale

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This groupmuse happened about 2 years ago

Debussy and Chopin in El Cerrito

  • Friday, April 12, 2019, at 7:30 PM
  • El Cerrito

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This groupmuse happened about 2 years ago

Piano on Albany Hill

  • Sunday, February 10, 2019, at 4:30 PM
  • Albany Hill

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This groupmuse happened over 2 years ago

Lakeside

  • Sunday, December 23, 2018, at 3:00 PM
  • Lakeside, SF San Francisco, CA

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This groupmuse happened over 2 years ago

A Sunday afternoon with Brahms

  • Sunday, December 2, 2018, at 3:00 PM
  • El Cerrito El Cerrito, CA

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This groupmuse happened over 2 years ago

Glendome Circle Muses

  • Sunday, July 1, 2018, at 2:30 PM
  • Glenview, Oakland

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This groupmuse happened almost 3 years ago

Uriah's second groupmuse

  • Friday, June 29, 2018, at 7:30 PM
  • Lincoln Highlands, Oakland

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This groupmuse happened almost 3 years ago

Piano soiree with Robert Schwartz

  • Saturday, March 31, 2018, at 7:30 PM
  • Southwest Berkeley, Berkeley

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This groupmuse happened about 3 years ago