Malka Schwarz sings at Constitution Hall, Washington, D.C.

Malka Schwarz, mezzo-soprano, began her career in theater but her great love of singing art songs and oratorio led to her pursuit of a concert career. Ms. Schwarz has appeared extensively in concerts and recitals in Israel, England, Brazil, and the United States (Portland, Maine; Toms River, New Jersey; Boston, Massachusetts; Providence, Rhode Island; Stamford, Connecticut; Baltimore, Maryland; Washington D.C.; Raleigh, North Carolina; Miami, Florida; Louisville Kentucky; Dayton, Ohio; Detroit, Michigan; Stevens Point, Wisconsin; and Chicago, Illinois).

In New York City Malka Schwarz has sung at Carnegie Hall, Town Hall, Alice Tully Hall, Merkin Hall, Radio City Music Hall, Kaufmann Concert Hall at the Y, Museum of the City of New York and she was soloist with the New York City Ballet at The New York State Theater in Liebeslieder Waltzer (Brahms) and Midsummer Night’s Dream (Mendelssohn), George Balanchine, choreographer. She also sang the Brahms with the company in London at Covent Garden. Malka Schwarz’ oratorio performances include the Beethoven Ninth Symphony, Verdi Requiem, Rossini Stabat Mater, Mendelssohn Elijah, Mozart Requiem, Handel Messiah and Prokofiev’s Alexander Nevsky. She is appreciative of her work through Columbia Artist Management. Malka Schwarz was co-director of Music by Invitation, a project of the New York Foundation for the Arts.

Malka Schwarz (née Silberberg) was born near Warsaw at the outbreak of World War II.  While still an infant, she and her family were sent to Siberia where she spent her early childhood. From Siberia her family relocated to Poland, Germany, and finally, Israel.

Growing up in Israel, Ms. Schwarz served in the Israeli Army and spent two years in the Army Theater. She was accepted into the Habimah Theater where she appeared in productions under the direction of Sir Tyrone Guthrie.

After winning first prize in the Marian Anderson Competition, Malka Schwarz was chosen to come to the United States as soloist with the Galilee Singers, Abraham Kaplan, Conductor, performing in New York City’s Radio City Music Hall. While in New York she auditioned for the Juilliard School of Music and received a full scholarship. She completed six years of study at Juilliard receiving many awards including the Concert Artists Guild Award, the G. Schirmer Award, and the Martha Baird Rockefeller Music Grant.

Malka Schwarz sang for the United States Holocaust Memorial Council and treasures the response for her contribution: “…deep appreciation to you for adding your talents to the historic International Liberators Conference which this Council recently sponsored at the Department of State. Your lovely singing added luster to the concluding ceremony of the conference.” Later Ms. Schwarz was invited to sing at the Cultural Celebration for the American Gathering Of Jewish Holocaust Survivors at Constitution Hall in Washington D.C.

Malka Schwarz is fluent in Spanish, Italian, German, Russian, Polish, Hebrew and Yiddish. She offers art song master classes in these languages.
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