Jeremias Schwarzer



Camille Richez


+49 30 214 594-220

CR Felix Broede


Jeremias Schwarzer has made a name for himself in both the early and contemporary music scenes through his enviable virtuosity and musicality. His dedication to the expansion of recorder playing techniques has also put him in high demand as a specialist of new and quite literally unheard repertoire.

He has worked on over 80 world premieres to date with some of the most interesting composers of our time, including Rolf Riehm, Annette Schlünz, Salvatore Sciarrino, Misato Mochizuki and Samir Odeh-Tamimi. The world premiere of Salvatore Sciarrino’s 4 Adagi for recorder and orchestra with the Filarmonica della Scala under Daniel Harding at Milan’s La Scala garnered great international recognition in 2008. Since then he has appeared as a soloist at leading concert venues such as the Prinzregententheater Munich, Radialsystem V Berlin, Alte Oper Frankfurt, Muziekgebouw Amsterdam, Tokyo Opera City Hall, Harvard University and La Monnaie Brussels. He also regularly appears at international festivals and in concert series including the Donaueschingen festival, ISCM World Music Days, Belgrade Flute Festival, KlaraFestival Brussels and musica viva in Munich. As a soloist Jeremias Schwarzer has performed with the Bavarian Radio, South West German Radio and Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestras, Bamberg Symphony, Frankfurter Opern- und Museumsorchester, Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin and Münchener Kammerorchester among others.

Beyond his virtuosic performances on the recorder, he is also sought-after for his conceptual work creating musical “settings” and exploring unique concert formats to facilitate a new sensual awareness for listeners and artists alike. He curated the programme changeXchange with works by John Cage for the Künstlerhaus in Nuremberg, in which amateur and professional musicians collaborated.

In early 2016, his project ALIF::split in the wall at Berlin’s Radialsystem as part of the MaerzMusik Festival (music by Stefan Goldmann and Samir Odeh-Tamimi, instalation by Chiharu Shiota), realised by the Berlin-based Zafraan Ensemble and supported by German Federal Cultural Foundation and several European partners, was a great success. Following this, he premiered two new recorder concertos in June 2016 composed for him by José Maria Sanchez Verdú (with the Dresden Philharmonic) and Toshio Hosokawa (with the Ensemble Resonanz). At the Feldkirch Festival he instigated the Austrian premiere of Sounds and Clouds, a project conceptualised by Jeremias Schwarzer together with the concert designer Folkert Uhde with music by Antonio Vivaldi and Toshio Hosokawa and performed by Holland Baroque. The opening production of the Schwetzinger Musiktage 2017, Tre Volti – Drei Blicke auf Liebe und Krieg with music by Annette Schlünz and Claudio Monteverdi, was developed from a concept by Jeremias Schwarzer.

In the 2017/18 season, Jeremias Schwarzer gives the premiere of a new Baroque recital programme as well as continuing his intensive collaboration with contemporary composers including Iris ter Schiphorst, Mark André and José Maria Sanchez Verdú, who are all composing works for him. In October 2017, a new concert series HörGlück conceived by Jeremias Schwarzer will start at Berlin’s Radialsystem V, featuring innovative concert projects developed by Deutscher Musikwettbewerb prize winners.

Jeremias Schwarzer is professor for recorder and current music at the Nuremberg University of Music, and also gives master courses, lectures and holds residencies at the universities in Vienna, Huddersfield, Freiburg, Belgrade, New York, Harvard, at the Darmstadt International Summer Courses for New Music, Mozarteum Salzburg and Irino Foundation in Tokyo. He has recorded numerous CDs that have been released on the labels Neos, wergo, HatHut and Channel Classics.

2017/18 season

This biography is to be reproduced without any changes, omissions or additions, unless expressly authorised by the artist management.

Element downloaden
to Article zum Beitrag


BARTOK Concerto for Viola and Orchestra op. posth.
BEAMISH Concerto for Viola and Orchestra No. 2 The Seafarer
BERIO Chemins II
Naturale for Viola, Percussion and Tape
BERLIOZ Harold in Italy. Symphony with Viola solo, op. 16
BRITTEN Lachrymae op. 48. Reflections on a Song of Dowland.
Double Concerto in B minor
BLOCH Suite for Viola and Orchestra (1919)
Concertino for Flute, Viola and Orchestra
Suite hebraïque for Viola and Orchestra
BRUCH Romance for Viola and Orchestra op. 85
Double Concerto for Clarinet, Viola and Orchestra op. 88
ELGAR Concerto for Cello and Orchestra E minor op. 85 (arranged for Viola)
ENESCU Konzertstück for Viola and Orchestra
EÖTVÖS Replica. Concerto for Viola and Orchestra
GLASUNOW Concerto for Saxophone and Orchestra (arranged for Viola by David Shallon)
A. GOEHR Schlussgesang. Six Pieces for Viola and Orchestra
HARTMANN Concerto for Viola, Piano, Woodwinds and Percussion
M. HAYDN Double Concerto for Organ, Viola, String Orchestra and basso continuo
HINDEMITH Trauermusik for Viola and String Orchestra
Der Schwanendreher. Concerto for Viola and Orchestra
Kammermusik op. 36/3 No. 5 for Viola and Orchestra
Konzertmusik op. 48 for Viola and Orchestra
HOFFMEISTER Concerto for Viola and Orchestra in D major
HOLLIGER Recicanto for Viola and Orchestra
HUMMEL Fantasie / Potpourri op. 94
KIRCHNER Schibboleth. Poème concertante for Viola and Orchestra
Nachtstück for Viola and small Orchestra
M. KOPYTMAN Cantus V for Viola and Orchestra
Kaddish for Viola and String Orchestra
KURTAG Concerto for Viola and Orchestra
Movement for Viola and Orchestra
LENTZ Monh. Concerto for Viola and Orchestra (Premiere in July 2005)
MARTINU Rhapsody Concerto for Viola and Orchestra
MOZART Sinfonia Concertante for Violin, Viola and Orchestra K364
Concerto for Clarinet and Orchestra A major K622 (arranged for Viola)
PAGANINI Sonata per la Gran Viola e Orchestra
PARTOS Concerto for Viola and Orchestra No. 1 Song of Praise (1949)
Yizkor In Memorian (1947)
PENDERECKI Concerto for Viola and Orchestra
RIHM Über die Linie IV Concerto for Viola and Orchestra No. 2
RÓZSA Concerto for Viola and Orchestra op. 37
RUZICKA den Impuls zum Weitersprechen erst empfinge Music for Viola and Orchestra
SEIBER Elegy for Viola and Strings 1958
SCHNITTKE Monolog for Viola and Strings
Concerto for Viola and Orchestra
STAMITZ Concerto in D major op. 1
R. STRAUSS Don Quixote op. 35
TURNAGE On Opened Ground. Concerto for Viola and Orchestra
VAUGHAN-WILLIAMS Flos Campi. Suite for Viola, Choir and Orchestra
WALTON Concerto for Viola and Orchestra
WEBER Andante and Rondo Ungarese
B.A. ZIMMERMANN Antiphonen for Viola and 25 Instrumentalists
to Article zum Beitrag


New Musik
SCHLÜNZ, A. Journal n° 1 (2004/05)
For Sopranino, Soprano, Tenor, and Basset Recorder and Video
REESE, K. lieplich beslozzen (2005)
For Amplified Recorders (Sopranino, Soprano, Alto, Tenor), Stereo-Tape, and Acoustic Installation of Plastic Bottle
SPAHLINGER, M. nah-getrennt (1992)
For Alto Recorder Solo
Dorothea Rust: Gembre (Video, 2005)
RIEHM, R. Weeds in Ophelia´s Hair (1991)
For Amplified Alto Recorder
GAVIOLA, N. Sobre el Vidrio Esmerilado (2005)
For Basset Recorder and CD
Recital Program with Koto
three haikei and more, go to
Early Music
Recital Program with harpsichord, go to
to Article zum Beitrag

chamber music

New Music
Ensemble AVANTAGE, go to
Early Music
Ensemble VIVI FELICE, go to
to Article zum Beitrag