Since his solo debut with the legendary Philadelphia Orchestra at age 9, violinist Timothy Schwarz has had a brilliant career as a soloist, chamber musician, and pedagogue. Praised for his “remarkable technical skills and interpretive abilities” (American Record Guide) and “one of the best modern-day violinists” (Take Effect), Schwarz regularly performs throughout Europe, Asia, and the Americas as a soloist and chamber musician. His teaching skills have earned him masterclass and residency invitations at prestigious institutions around the world. 

His many CD’s include the 2023 release of The Living American, (Albany Records) “A virtuoso tour de force from Schwarz” (Gramophone), the 2018 release of Anthems from Prometheus (Albany Records) “All credit to Timothy Schwarz for providing a performance as gripping from first to last as this one” (Fanfare Magazine), the 2013 release of Early Chamber Works by Jennifer Higdon (Naxos) “Top 10 Classical Albums in 2013” (Philadelphia City Paper) and his 2006 release of Timothy Schwarz, Live!“Good enough to be the only recording in your collection” (American Record Guide). 

In 2023, Schwarz served as Visiting Professor of Performance at the London College of Music (LCM). During his time at LCM, he gave violin masterclasses and worked closely with the composition department. Schwarz was also invited to serve as Artist-in-Residence at the University of Macedonia in Thessaloniki, Greece during the Spring 2023 semester.

An avid educator, Schwarz is currently Associate Professor and Head of Strings at Rowan University, former President of the New Jersey chapter of the American String Teachers Association, and Artistic Director and Founder of Techne Music, which includes a summer chamber music camp and concert series. For a five-year period through 2001, Schwarz served three tours as Artistic Ambassador in South America, Asia, and Africa, performing over 100 recitals in 15 countries. As part of winning the Starling Violin Competition, he studied with Dorothy DeLay at the Cincinnati College Conservatory of Music. He later received a M.M. from the Peabody Conservatory and a D.M.A. from Temple University. He owns an extensive collection of fine violins, including a 1745 Carlo Antonio Testore, an 1830 Jean Baptiste Vuillaume and a 1921 Leandro Bisiach. For further information and a performance schedule, visit