ÁGNES SZÉKELY SCHWARTZ, 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.