Violinist Sergiu Schwartz to be in concert March 22
March 19, 2010

Violinist Sergiu Schwartz will be featured in the finale of the Callaway Concert Series at 7:30 p.m. March 22 at Callaway Auditorium. He will be accompanied by pianist Gila Goldstein.

Schwartz's international concert appearances have taken him to major music centers on four continents, including 20 European countries, Israel, Asia, Canada. and more than 40 U. S. states. He has been a a soloist with more than 200 orchestras in recitals and chamber music concerts.

"Following in the footsteps of his fellow countrymen Itzhak Perlman and Pinchas Zukerman, he is a product of the best of European romantic interpretative style and 20th-Century American technical acuity," states New York's Newsday, while Le Soleil (Canada) notes that "he stands out as one of the best violinists of his generation."

Recent solo orchestral engagements include the Dresden Staatskapelle, Jerusalem Symphony, London Symphony, Dresden Philharmonic, Slovak Philharmonic, European Community Chamber Orchestra, National Symphony Orchestra of Mexico, Florida Philharmonic, Chicago's Grant Park Festival Orchestra, among many other orchestras in the U.S. and worldwide.

Schwartz has been featured in broadcasts for radio and TV, including the BBC, NPR and CNN, and WXEL-TV's "Great Performances." His honors include major prizes in international violin competitions in the United States and Europe, as well as awards from the National Endowment for the Arts and the National Foundation for the Advancement of the Arts.

The violinist studied at the Rubin Academy of Music in Tel Aviv and the Guildhall School of Music in London, and received scholarships from the America-Israel Cultural Foundation and the Juilliard School to continue his studies with Dorothy DeLay in New York.

He combines his performing career with his position as professor of violin, holding the William B. and Sue Marie Turner Distinguished Chair in Violin at the Schwob School of Music at Columbus State University. He frequently conducts master classes and lectures at music schools worldwide and serves as juror at major international competitions in Spain, Mexico, Italy, France, Poland, Canada, the United States and Russia, including the Tchaikovsky International Violin Competition in Moscow.

Pianist Gila GoldsteinGoldstein is known as a versatile musician who has captivated audiences around the world. She has performed as a solo artist and a collaborative pianist throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico, Asia, Europe and Israel.

She holds a master of music from the Manhattan School of Music and a Bachelor of Music from the Tel-Aviv University's Academy of Music. She serves as a piano professor and the keyboard area coordinator at the Schwob School of Music at Columbus State University. In addition, she serves on the Boston University Tanglewood` Summer Institute.

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