Jay Schwartz

M for baritone and ensemble, re: Mozart – eine Hommage by Markus Lüpertz

Jay Schwartz – Foto: (c) Universal Edition / Eric Marinitsch

Jay Schwartz (*1965) studied piano and composition at the Arizona State University and continued his studies of musicology at the University of Tübingen. From 1992 to 1995 Schwartz was the musical assistant for stage music at the State Theatre Stuttgart. His compositions have had their world premieres at the Donaueschingen Music Days, the Venice Biennial, Documenta Kassel, Bavarian State Opera / Munich Opera Festival, International Computer Music Conference Sweden, Ultraschall Festival Berlin, Festival Musica Adhoy in Madrid and the Witten Days for New Chamber Music. He has received commissions and performances by renowned orchestras and ensembles, e.g. the Berlin Symphony Orchestra, Orchestra Sinfonica Nazionale RAI / Italy, SWR Radio Symphony Orchestra Stuttgart, Mozarteum Orchestra Salzburg, SWR Vocal Ensemble Stuttgart, Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra, Staatskapelle Weimar, Ensemble Modern, Neue Vocalsolisten Stuttgart, NYYD Ensemble Estonia, the Kairos String Quartet and the Stadler Quartet. In 2000 he won the Bernd Alois Zimmermann Prize for Composition of the City of Cologne; the SWR awarded him the Scholarship for Electronic Music of the Heinrich Strobel Foundation three times.