Violin / Viola



Ms. Schwartz is a native of Budapest, Hungary. Since the age of 11 she has performed in 25

countries as soloist, recitalist and chamber musician, specializing in early music, contemporary

music, works by Hungarian composers and free improvisation. She performed both the Violin

Concerto #2 and the Viola Concerto by Bela Bartok with orchestra. In Los Angeles she appeared

with the Rio Hondo Symphony, San Fernando Valley Symphony, CSUN Philharmonic, WZSO

and the PCC Jazz Ensemble.

Ms. Schwartz holds Performance Degrees on Violin and Viola from the F. Liszt Academy of

Music in Budapest and from CSU Northridge. She came to the U.S. on a three-year Fellowship to

the Aspen Music Festival. She won the Sterling Scholarship to Cincinnati, the 2009 CSU

Northridge Concerto Competition and the CSUN Music Department Arts Council Music

Scholarship Endowment Award.

Ms. Schwartz had Concertmaster and Principal Viola positions in Hungary, Italy, Norway,

Iceland, Israel, Germany, and in the US, and speaks six European languages. Currently she is

Concertmaster of the Rio Hondo Symphony, Center Stage Opera and other opera and musical


Ms. Schwartz has taught violin and viola in Germany for 5 years and has been teaching in the

U.S. for 10 years, including beginner piano and coaching youth orchestras. Formerly she taught

intensive seminars on Kodaly Method to music teachers in Italy, and students at two colleges in

California. She is member of AFM, MTAC (also judging,) ASTA, SYMF, CMS, and CMA. Her

students have been participating at tests and competitions since 2008. She is on the roster of

COC and APU, teaching high strings at Moscow School of Music and maintains a private studio

in Santa Clarita.

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