Gerard Schwarz

Real Name:
Gerard Ralph Schwarz
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The American conductor and trumpeter Gerard Schwarz was born on August 19, 1947 in Weehawken, New Jersey.

Schwarz began his musical career as a trumpeter.
He auditioned for the American Brass Quintet and toured Europe and Asia, and remained with them until 1973.
In 1973 Schwarz joined the New York Philharmonic Orchestra and became co-principal trumpet until 1977.

In 1975 he had his orchestral conducting debut.
In 1977 Schwarz co-founded the New York Chamber Symphony and served as their music director until 2002. He also succeeded Sir Neville Marriner as music director of the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, a position he held until 1985. Schwarz joined Lincoln Center's Mostly Mozart Festival in 1982 and served as their music director until 2001. He is now Conductor Emeritus of the Mostly Mozart Festival.

In 1983 Schwarz joined the Seattle Symphony Orchestra as music advisor, and was invited to become their principal conductor in 1984. In 1985 he also accepted the role of music director, which he held until 2011.

Schwarz has led orchestras throughout the world, including the Academy of St. Martin in the Fields, Berlin Radio Symphony, Ensemble Intercontemporain, the Hong Kong Philharmonic, the London Symphony, the Montreal Symphony, the Orchestre National de France, the Singapore Symphony, the Tokyo Philharmonic, and the Bruckner Orchestra Linz. In the United States he has led the Los Angeles Philharmonic, the Minnesota Orchestra, the National Symphony, the Oregon Symphony, the Philadelphia Orchestra, the Saint Louis Symphony and the San Francisco Symphony. From 2001 to 2006, Schwarz served as music director of the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra.

Schwarz is also known for his opera performances, and has appeared with the Juilliard Opera, the Kirov Opera, the Mostly Mozart Festival, the San Francisco Opera, the Seattle Opera, and the Washington National Opera.

Since leaving the Seattle Symphony, Schwarz has served as music director and principal conductor of the Emmy-winning All-Star Orchestra, which features a handpicked ensemble of star players who come together annually for an eight-episode American Public Television series.

In 2017 he published his memoir "Behind the Baton: An American Icon Talks Music".
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MXX 9099 Gerard Schwarz - Wind Music Of Alan Hovhaness album art Alan Hovhaness - The North Jersey Wind Symphony*, Keith Brion, Gerard Schwarz Alan Hovhaness - The North Jersey Wind Symphony*, Keith Brion, Gerard Schwarz - Wind Music Of Alan Hovhaness(LP) Mace Records MXX 9099 US 1971 Sell This Version
Gerard Schwarz - A Baroque Trumpet Recital album art Cazzati*, Fontana*, Marini*, Telemann* / Gerard Schwarz Cazzati*, Fontana*, Marini*, Telemann* / Gerard Schwarz - A Baroque Trumpet Recital (Album) Nonesuch Canada 1972 Sell This Version
HAR 3802 Gerard Schwarz - The French Influence - Music For The Trumpet album art Gerard Schwarz, Kun Woo Paik Gerard Schwarz, Kun Woo Paik - The French Influence - Music For The Trumpet(LP, Album) Harlequin (2) HAR 3802 US 1972 Sell This Version
H-71275 Gerard Schwarz - The New Trumpet album art Peter Maxwell Davies / Lucia Dlugoszewski / William Hellerman* - Gerard Schwarz, Ursula Oppens Peter Maxwell Davies / Lucia Dlugoszewski / William Hellerman* - Gerard Schwarz, Ursula Oppens - The New Trumpet(LP) Nonesuch H-71275 US 1972 Sell This Version
Gerard Schwarz - Gerard Schwarz Plays New Music For Trumpet album art Gerard Schwarz - Henry Brant / Elliott Carter / Richard Moryl / Charles Whittenberg / Stefan Wolpe Gerard Schwarz - Henry Brant / Elliott Carter / Richard Moryl / Charles Whittenberg / Stefan Wolpe - Gerard Schwarz Plays New Music For Trumpet Desto, Desto US 1973 Sell This Version
MMO 8034 Gerard Schwarz - Music For Trumpet & Piano album art Gerard Schwarz, Harriet Wingreen Gerard Schwarz, Harriet Wingreen - Music For Trumpet & Piano(LP, Album) Music Minus One MMO 8034 US 1973 Sell This Version
Gerard Schwarz - A Festival Of Trumpets album art The New York Trumpet Ensemble*, Gerard Schwarz The New York Trumpet Ensemble*, Gerard Schwarz - A Festival Of Trumpets (Album) Nonesuch Records US 1974 Sell This Version
Gerard Schwarz - Cornet Favorites album art Gerard Schwarz, William Bolcom Gerard Schwarz, William Bolcom - Cornet Favorites (Comp) Nonesuch US 1974 Sell This Version
DC 6438, none Gerard Schwarz - Baroque Chamber Music Of Telemann, Hertel, Albinoni album art Telemann* · Hertel* · Albinoni* - Gerard Schwarz, Ronald Roseman Telemann* · Hertel* · Albinoni* - Gerard Schwarz, Ronald Roseman - Baroque Chamber Music Of Telemann, Hertel, Albinoni(LP) Desto, CMS (10) DC 6438, none US 1975 Sell This Version
PRCM 203 Gerard Schwarz - The Art Of The Trumpet  album art Gerard Schwarz The Art Of The Trumpet (LP) Peerless (2) PRCM 203 UK 1975 Sell This Version
Gerard Schwarz - Cousins: Polkas, Waltzes & Other Entertainments For Cornet & Trombone album art Gerard Schwarz, Ronald Barron, Kenneth Cooper With Allan Dean, Mark Gould, Norman Bolter, Douglas Edelman Gerard Schwarz, Ronald Barron, Kenneth Cooper With Allan Dean, Mark Gould, Norman Bolter, Douglas Edelman - Cousins: Polkas, Waltzes & Other Entertainments For Cornet & Trombone (Album) Nonesuch US 1977 Sell This Version
Gerard Schwarz - Turn Of The Century Cornet Favorites album art Gunther Schuller / Gerard Schwarz Gunther Schuller / Gerard Schwarz - Turn Of The Century Cornet Favorites (Album) Columbia Records US 1977 Sell This Version
Gerard Schwarz - Cantata-Su Le Sponde Del Tebro; Aires & Arias album art Alessandro Scarlatti / Georg Friedrich Händel - Judith Blegen, Gerard Schwarz Alessandro Scarlatti / Georg Friedrich Händel - Judith Blegen, Gerard Schwarz - Cantata-Su Le Sponde Del Tebro; Aires & Arias CBS Netherlands 1977 Sell This Version
QTV-S 34646, TV-S 34646, QTV 34646 Gerard Schwarz - Horn Concerto No. 1 In D Major / Oboe Concerto In C Major / Trumpet Concerto In E Flat Major album art Haydn* - Martin Smith (22) / Ronald Roseman / Gerard Schwarz, The Philharmonia Virtuosi Of New York*, Richard Kapp Haydn* - Martin Smith (22) / Ronald Roseman / Gerard Schwarz, The Philharmonia Virtuosi Of New York*, Richard Kapp - Horn Concerto No. 1 In D Major / Oboe Concerto In C Major / Trumpet Concerto In E Flat Major(LP, Quad) Turnabout, Turnabout, Turnabout QTV-S 34646, TV-S 34646, QTV 34646 US 1977 Sell This Version
Gerard Schwarz - The Classic Trumpet Concerti Of Haydn / Hummel album art Haydn* / Hummel* - Gerard Schwarz, Y Chamber Symphony Of New York* Haydn* / Hummel* - Gerard Schwarz, Y Chamber Symphony Of New York* - The Classic Trumpet Concerti Of Haydn / Hummel (Album) Delos US 1979 Sell This Version
Gerard Schwarz - The Sound Of Trumpets album art Altenburg* / Biber* / Vivaldi* / Torelli* / Telemann* - Gerard Schwarz, The New York Trumpet Ensemble*, Y Chamber Symphony Of New York* Altenburg* / Biber* / Vivaldi* / Torelli* / Telemann* - Gerard Schwarz, The New York Trumpet Ensemble*, Y Chamber Symphony Of New York* - The Sound Of Trumpets Delos, Delos US 1979 Sell This Version
Gerard Schwarz - The Four Seasons album art Vivaldi* - Elmar Oliveira, Gerard Schwarz, Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra* Vivaldi* - Elmar Oliveira, Gerard Schwarz, Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra* - The Four Seasons (Album, Comp) Delos US 1980 Sell This Version
Gerard Schwarz - American Music For Strings album art Samuel Barber / Irving Fine / Elliott Carter / David Diamond (2) - The Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, Gerard Schwarz Samuel Barber / Irving Fine / Elliott Carter / David Diamond (2) - The Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, Gerard Schwarz - American Music For Strings (Album) Nonesuch US 1980 Sell This Version
26 171-9 Gerard Schwarz - Suite In H-Moll / Suite In A-Moll album art Bach* / Telemann* / Ransom Wilson / The Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, Gerard Schwarz Bach* / Telemann* / Ransom Wilson / The Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, Gerard Schwarz - Suite In H-Moll / Suite In A-Moll(LP, Album, Club) His Master's Voice 26 171-9 Germany 1980 Sell This Version
Gerard Schwarz - The Six Brandenburg Concertos album art Johann Sebastian Bach, The Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, Gerard Schwarz Johann Sebastian Bach, The Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, Gerard Schwarz - The Six Brandenburg Concertos Angel Records US 1980 Sell This Version
D-79001 Gerard Schwarz - Five Pieces For Orchestra, Op. 16/Chamber Symphony, Op. 9 album art Schoenberg*, The Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, Gerard Schwarz Schoenberg*, The Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, Gerard Schwarz - Five Pieces For Orchestra, Op. 16/Chamber Symphony, Op. 9(LP, Album, Gat) Nonesuch Digital D-79001 US 1980 Sell This Version
Gerard Schwarz - The Carmen Ballet album art Bizet*, Shchedrin*, Gerard Schwarz, The Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra Bizet*, Shchedrin*, Gerard Schwarz, The Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra - The Carmen Ballet His Master's Voice US 1981 Sell This Version
D-79015 Gerard Schwarz - Concertos For Harpsichord & Strings In A Major, Wq. 8 / In D Major, Wq. 18 album art C.P.E. Bach* - Malcolm Hamilton , The Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra / Gerard Schwarz C.P.E. Bach* - Malcolm Hamilton , The Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra / Gerard Schwarz - Concertos For Harpsichord & Strings In A Major, Wq. 8 / In D Major, Wq. 18(LP) Nonesuch D-79015 US 1981 Sell This Version
D-79018 Gerard Schwarz - Duet-Concertino / Concerto Da Camera album art Richard Strauss, Arthur Honegger, The Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, Gerard Schwarz Richard Strauss, Arthur Honegger, The Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, Gerard Schwarz - Duet-Concertino / Concerto Da Camera(LP) Nonesuch Digital D-79018 US 1981 Sell This Version
DMS 3008 Gerard Schwarz - Piano Concerto No. 1 / Classical Symphony album art Sergei Prokofiev / Dmitri Shostakovich - Gerard Schwarz / Carol Rosenberger / Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra* Sergei Prokofiev / Dmitri Shostakovich - Gerard Schwarz / Carol Rosenberger / Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra* - Piano Concerto No. 1 / Classical Symphony(LP) Delos DMS 3008 US 1981 Sell This Version

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