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Cellist Julian Schwarz Premieres New Concerto with Annapolis Symphony

Award-winning cellist Julian Schwarz joins the Annapolis Symphony Orchestra for the fourth Masterworks concert of the season. This is Schwarz’s first Annapolis appearance and he will premiere a new work, Lowell Liebermann’s Concerto for Cello, co-commissioned by the Annapolis Symphony and written specifically for Schwarz. The concert will take place on April 13 and 14 at 8 pm at Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts in Annapolis. Led by its longest-serving Music Director, José-Luis Novo, the concert will also feature Albert Roussel’s Le Festin de l’Araignée (The Spider’s Feast) and the iconic Symphony No. 5 by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky.

Julian Schwarz was a virtuoso cellist from childhood, delighting audiences since his concert debut at age 11 with the Seattle Symphony. Since then, he has appeared with the San Diego, Puerto Rico, Hartford, Charlotte, Columbus, San Antonio, Sarasota, Grand Rapids and Wichita symphonies, as well as the Louisville Orchestra, Chicago Camerata, and the Symphony Silicon Valley among others. He received his Bachelor of Music degree from The Juilliard School in New York City in 2014 where he studied with Joel Krosnick, and his Master of Music degree, also at Juilliard, in 2016.

He also served as Artist-In-Residence at the Lunenburg Academy of Music Performance and in September 2017, began his tenure as an Assistant Professor of Cello at Shenandoah Conservatory in Virginia. Julian Schwarz currently performs on a cello made in Naples by Gennaro Gagliano in 1743.