Jochewed Schwarz

    Grant Recipient
    • Music

    Kfar Saba, Israel


    Born and raised in Israel Jochewed Schwarz is a harpsichordist, clavichord- and pianoforte – player. She graduated from the Rubin Music Academy, the Tel Aviv University (1980), and completed her postgraduate studies at the Schola Cantorum Basiliensis, a school and research institute for Early Music, Basle Music Academy, University of Applied Sciences and Arts Northwestern Switzerland (1985). In addition to her musical career Jochewed Schwarz is a qualified lawyer and mediator with an LL.B. degree in Law from the Bar-Ilan University (1998). She is currently (2020) a PhD student at the University of Haifa.

    She combines concert activity with other assignments. For many years she taught and lectured at the Buchmann – Mehta Music School (former Rubin Music Academy) and is giving guest lectures and masterclasses. She was musical director of Early Music chamber music concert series “Sounds and Colors” and “Sounds and Words”, and director of the Felicja Blumental Music Center and Library in Tel Aviv (2014 – 2020).

    Noteworthy recordings.

    Telemann Flute Sonata Collection, played by flutist Yossi Arnheim and others (Meridian Records, 1992). This recording won The British Retailer Association Prize for the best recording of the Year 1993).

    Bach Organ Trio Sonatas BWV 525 – 530, played by Emer Buckley & Jochewed Schwarz (JS Records, 2012).

    Francois Couperin, “Les Nations – Sonates et Suites de Symphonies en Trio and other Pieces for Two Harpsichords”, two volumes, played by Jochewed Schwarz & Emer Buckley (Toccata Classics, 2014 and 2016).

    Awards

    Recipient of the America Israel Cultural Foundation’s scholarships (1976 – 1982).

    Recipient of the Swiss Government Excellence Scholarships for Foreign Scholars and Artists (1982 -1985).

    Prize winner for distinguished artists granted by the Swiss Paul and Renée Eisen-Picard Foundation (1985, 1991).

    The Israeli Artist Residency at the Cite Internationale des Arts in Paris, by the Culture Ministry Committee for Culture and Art (2011).