Brahms + Shostakovich: Boise

November 16, 2019, 7:30 pm
Julian Schwarz
Julian Schwarz was born to a multigenerational musical family in 1991. Heralded from a young age as a cellist destined to rank among the greatest of the 21st century, Julian’s powerful tone, effortless virtuosity, and extraordinarily large color palate are hallmarks of his style. After making his concerto debut at the age of 11 with the Seattle Symphony and his father Gerard Schwarz on the podium, he made his US touring debut with the Moscow Radio Symphony Orchestra in 2010. Born in Seattle, WA, Mr. Schwarz studied at the Academy of Music Northwest and the Lakeside School. He continued to the Colburn School in Los Angeles under Ronald Leonard, and then moved to New York City to study with mentor Joel Krosnick at The Juilliard School (BM 14’MM 16’). In 2013 Mr. Schwarz won 1st prize in the professional cello division of the Schoenfeld International String Competition in Hong Kong, and in 2016 won 1st prize at the Boulder International Chamber Music Competition’s “The Art of Duo” with Canadian pianist Marika Bournaki. He plays on a Neapolitan cello made by Gennaro Gagliano in 1743.

Our four-season Brahms cycle continues with his second symphony, a piece with an airy, pastoral atmosphere—like the lakeside resort where it was written. Shostakovich’s Cello Concerto No. 1 was a tribute to his friendship with cellist Mstislav Rostropovich, and will feature our guest soloist Julian Schwarz on cello.

Brahms: Hungarian Dances Nos. 1 + 6 
Shostakovich: Cello Concerto No. 1, 
Julian Schwarz, cello 
Brahms: Symphony No. 2 in D Major

Don't miss our Pre-Concert with the Phil event with Jamey Lamar at 2:00 pm, or our Post-Concert Q&A with Music Director Eric Garcia immediately following the performance.

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Julian Schwarz
Julian Schwarz was born to a multigenerational musical family in 1991. Heralded from a young age as a cellist destined to rank among the greatest of the 21st century, Julian’s powerful tone, effortless virtuosity, and extraordinarily large color palate are hallmarks of his style. After making his concerto debut at the age of 11 with the Seattle Symphony and his father Gerard Schwarz on the podium, he made his US touring debut with the Moscow Radio Symphony Orchestra in 2010. Born in Seattle, WA, Mr. Schwarz studied at the Academy of Music Northwest and the Lakeside School. He continued to the Colburn School in Los Angeles under Ronald Leonard, and then moved to New York City to study with mentor Joel Krosnick at The Juilliard School (BM 14’MM 16’). In 2013 Mr. Schwarz won 1st prize in the professional cello division of the Schoenfeld International String Competition in Hong Kong, and in 2016 won 1st prize at the Boulder International Chamber Music Competition’s “The Art of Duo” with Canadian pianist Marika Bournaki. He plays on a Neapolitan cello made by Gennaro Gagliano in 1743.