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Saturday, November 9, 2019, 5:00 PM

Julian Schwarz, cello

Marika Bournaki, piano

"Where did this guy come from? When he came on stage, all dressed  in black, guest cellist Julian Schwarz had the nervous giddiness of someone who was  throwing caution to the wind. We didn’t know what to expect, and sometimes that’s the best surprise of all.  Because when Schwarz, son of Seattle Symphony conductor Gerard Schwarz, started playing, the audience was simply blown away.” (Arizona Daily Star).  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. Since then he has led an active career as soloist.