Fascinated and deeply inspired by the relationship between music, movement, and dance, violinist and Dalcroze teacher-in-training Sylvia Schwartz is a passionate chamber musician in both modern and historical performance practices. A native of Boston, Massachusetts, Sylvia performs currently with the New Bedford Symphony Orchestra, Eudaimonia baroque chamber orchestra, L’Esprit Baroque chamber ensemble based in Los Angeles, the folk/baroque band Lizzie and the Flakjackets, and the prog/alt rock band The Mood Swings. She is an alumna of: Lyricafest; Dana Maiben’s baroque violin intensive; the Olin Conductorless Orchestra, of which she was Concertmaster; the Boston University Tanglewood Institute; and the Boston Youth Symphony Orchestras. As a chamber and orchestral musician she has performed in Boston, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Maine, Ontario, Estonia, Latvia, and Shostakovich Hall in St. Petersburg, Russia. She has performed recitals extensively in the Boston area. She has also been a member of the Harvard Summer Chorus, Chorus pro Musica, and The Masterworks Chorale.
Sylvia holds a Master of Music in Violin Performance from the Longy School of Music, where she studied with Laura Bossert. Sylvia is on faculty at the Josiah Quincy Orchestra Program and the Winchester Community Music School, where she is also Administrative Director of the WCMS Summer Chamber Music Festival.