Benjamin Shwartz was a sensation... With his clear insight and perfection of technique, together with the highly motivated orchestra, he produced an air of excitement and cultivated sound.
Shwartz served as Music Director of the Orkiestra Symfoniczna NFM Wrocław, from 2013 to 2016. His tenure coincided with a move to a new state-of-the-art concert hall inaugurated in September 2015 and during Wrocław’s 2016 title of European Capital of Culture.
As a guest conductor, he has been invited to work with orchestras like the Royal Stockholm, Los Angeles Philharmonic, Gulbenkian, BBC Scotland, Tokyo, Iceland, Aarhus Symphony orchestras, as well as the Royal Scottish National Orchestra, St Paul Chamber Orchestra and Orchestre National de Lille.
In the field of opera, Shwartz has conducted a new production of Berlioz’s Béatrice et Bénédict at the Deutsches Nationaltheater und Staatskapelle Weimar and Strauss’ Die Fledermaus at the Royal Swedish Opera, as well as three new productions of Bellini’s La sonnambula, Rossini’s Il viaggio a Reims and Gounod’s Faust at the Curtis Institute. He returns to the Royal Swedish Opera in 2015-16 with a new production of La Bohème.