Jared Schwartz - Bass

Jared Schwartz is a versatile musician with rich and varied performance experiences in both classical and popular music. He is a bass soloist for opera, oratorio and concerts, as well as a pianist, composer and music director. He is a graduate of the prestigious Eastman School of Music, where he majored in Voice and Opera. Schwartz is a recording artist for Toccata Classics (London). His CD titles are Gabriel Fauré: Songs for Bass Voice and Piano, with the Scottish pianist Roy Howat; Ange Flégier: Mélodies for Bass Voice and Piano with Mary Dibbern; and Franz Liszt: Songs for Bass Voice and Piano, also with Mary Dibbern. Reviews for these chart-topping albums have showcased his “bass with an outstanding flexibility and range” (Gramophone) and his “sensitive and effective interpretations” (Opera News). Schwartz has concertized in both the US and Europe. His recent oratorio engagements have included Haydn’s Creation, Fauré’s Requiem, Handel’s Messiah, and Verdi’s Requiem for the New Jersey Choral Society and also for the Festival Como Città della Musica in Italy.

Jared Schwartz was born in Berne, Indiana where he began his music study with piano lessons at the age of three. He added in violin lessons at age seven, studying with Dr. Freeman Burkhalter, and then when he was ten years old, French horn. His piano study continued with Dr. Masson Robertson of Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne and his talent was recognized twice when he won the Frederic Chopin Award in 1998 and again in 2000. He began involvement in community theater while he was in second grade, and over the years, he sang leading roles in How to Succeed in Business…, Annie Get Your Gun, Oklahoma, The Sound of Music, Oliver, and The Music Man. After winning the prestigious Lily Scholar Award, he began higher education at Butler University, planning a double major in chemistry and music. After one semester, he transferred to Bethel College (IN), where he continued advanced piano study with the Russian master Alexander Toradze, organized through a consortium with Indiana University-South Bend. After a wrist injury, he decided to concentrate on voice lessons and began study with Victoria Garrett at Bethel College where he performed leading roles in The Scarlet Pimpernel, Fiddler on the Roof, and The Crucible.He was awarded the Arthur Assum Scholarship to attend the Eastman School of Music (NY), where he earned a graduate degree in Voice and Opera. He performed solo roles with the Eastman Opera Theatre in East and West, La Rondine, and Claudia Legare.

Jared Schwartz has continued his musical training in special masterclasses at the Franz Schubert Institute (Baden-bei-Wien, Austria) with Elly Ameling, Wolfram Reiger, Wolfgang Holzmaier, Rudolf Jansen, and Julius Drake. In the US he has studied with Jory Vinkour and Michael Pinkerton. In 2011, he composed and produced HOPE, a CD recording of his original songs performed with members of the Dallas and Fort Worth symphonies. In 2013 he won the People’s Choice Award in the American Traditions Vocal Competition.

Jared Schwartz performs regularly with pianist Mary Dibbern, Music Director of Education at The Dallas Opera. Since 2013, they have performed voice-piano recitals in numerous venues including France (Normandy); the University of Texas at Dallas’s School of Arts and Humanities; St. Matthew’s Cathedral Arts (Dallas); for the inaugural season of the Joan Stockstill Godsey Concert Series (Townsend School of Music at Mercer University, Macon, GA); the newly created Fine Arts Series of the First United Methodist Church (Sulphur Springs, TX); the Sunday Afternoon Classical Series of the Winnsboro Center for the Arts (Winnsboro, TX); and for the Puccini Society (Dallas).

Jared Schwartz continues advanced vocal study with David Jones (NY), an internationally-renowned pedagogue. Schwartz has also developed a national reputation as a voice teacher and music director. He was invited as a guest lecturer at the University of Texas Southwestern Hospital’s Vocal Symposium.

 

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  • 11/05/2017
    St. Matthew's Cathedral Arts Recital - Dallas, TX
     

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