Committed to Opera

Nicholas Schwartz, Bass Trombone Associate

Nicholas Schwartz has a diverse career performing across North America, Europe, and Asia. After studying at The Juilliard School with the New York Philharmonic bass trombonist, Don Harwood, he then moved to San Francisco where he began freelancing throughout the Bay Area.

Since 2010, Mr. Schwartz has been the principal bass trombonist of the New York City Ballet Orchestra. He has also performed with the Metropolitan Opera, Pittsburgh Symphony, New York Philharmonic, Philadelphia Orchestra, San Francisco Symphony, San Francisco Ballet, Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, Orchestra of St. Lukes, New York City Opera, Atlanta Symphony, Minnesota Orchestra, Malaysia Philharmonic, Mostly Mozart Festival, and Classical Tahoe.

Mr. Schwartz is also an active teacher serving on the faculty of Bard College, Juilliard Pre College (brass coordinator, bass trombone faculty), and as chair of the brass department at the Mannes School of Music. He is also co-director of the Third Coast Trombone Retreat which is an eight-day festival in West Michigan for college aged trombonists.