Jared Schwartz

Jared Schwartz

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The young American bass Jared Schwartz is a versatile artist with a rich and varied performance experience in art song, oratorio, opera, musical theater, gospel, and chamber music. A review in Opera America of his roles in the world premiere of Strouse&rsquos opera East and West praised him for his "comedic perfection." In 2013 he received the "People’s Choice" Award in the American Traditions Vocal Competition in Savannah, Georgia.   In February 2015, Mr. Schwartz recorded Gabriel Fauré: Songs for Bass Voice and Piano with the acclaimed musicologist and pianist Roy Howat, the co-editor of the new edition of Fauré’s Complete Songs for Peters Editions (London). Their CD, recorded at St. Matthew’s Episcopal Cathedral (Dallas), will be issued by Toccata Classics (London) in September 2015. The prestigious Puccini Society of Dallas will present Schwartz, along with pianist Mary Dibbern, in the CD's official launch concert in October. They will record his next CD for Toccata Classics, reviving the songs of 19th-century French composer Ange Flégier. His debut with the Haymarket Opera Company (Chicago, March 2016) will feature him in the role of Erode in two concert performances of Alessandro Stradella’s oratorio San Giovanni Battista, conducted by Craig Trompeter, director of the company, with continuo by the Grammy-nominated harpsichordist Jory Vinikour. Schwartz has also performed with Mr. Vinikour at the Rocky Ridge Music Center’s Early Music Festival & Workshop in Estes Park, Colorado. Last season, Jared Schwartz made his Verdi Requiem debut with the New Jersey Choral Society led by Maestro Eric Knapp and performed his first Fauré Requiem at St. Matthew’s Episcopal Cathedral (Dallas) under the baton of H. Michie Akin. Mr. Schwartz has also been invited to sing for the Wagner Society of New York in September 2015.   Mr. Schwartz has also partnered with pianist Mary Dibbern for solo recitals in France (Normandy) and in the U.S. at the University of Texas at Dallas’s School of Arts and Humanities, for 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, Georgia), at the First United Methodist Church for their new Fine Arts Series (Sulphur Springs, Texas), and for the Puccini Society (Dallas) where he performed arias by Wagner, Verdi, and Ambroise Thomas. Jared Schwartz is a graduate of Bethel College and the Eastman School of Music. He currently studies in New York City with the renowned vocal pedagogue David Jones. Schwartz studied Lieder interpretation at the Franz Schubert Institute (Baden-bei-Wien, Austria, 2008), with, among others, Elly Ameling, Wolfram Rieger, and Julius Drake.  Mr. Schwartz is a composer and instrumentalist, with an extensive background in piano, violin, and horn. In 2012, he won the Houston Worldfest Gold Remi award in the Music Shorts category for his original score for the film The Sirens. In 2011, he recorded HOPE, an album of his music for which he both sang and conducted a full orchestra with members of the Dallas and Fort Worth Symphonies (Texas).   
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