Since his solo debut with the legendary Philadelphia Orchestra at age nine, violinist Timothy Schwarz has had a brilliant career as a soloist, chamber musician, and pedagogue. His many accomplishments include solo and chamber music CD’s under the Naxos, Albany, Centaur and IBM labels. Schwarz served as an Artistic Ambassador for the United States from 1996 – 2001, bringing American music throughout the Middle East, North Africa, and Southeast Asia. These tours started a decades-long dedication to performing American compositions, with an emphasis on female and minority composers. An avid educator, Schwarz is currently Associate Professor and Head of Strings at Rowan University, President of the New Jersey chapter of the America String Teachers Association, Artistic Director and Founder of Techne Music, and Visiting Professor of Performance at the London College of Music. He owns several fine violins and bows, including a J. B. Vuillaume, a Carlo Antonio Testore, and a Dominique Peccatte.