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Adjunct Instructor of Music


D.M.A. in Violin Performance, minor in Ethnomusicology, University of North Texas
M.M. in Violin Performance, New England Conservatory of Music
B.M. in Violin Performance, University of Kansas

Phone: (940) 898-2500

Born in Poland, Ania Bard-Schwarz, is a pedagogue, chamber musician, recitalist, and soloist. Dr. Bard-Schwarz earned her Bachelor’s degree from the University of Kansas, Master’s degree from the New England Conservatory of Music in Boston, and Doctor of Musical Arts the University of North Texas under the tutelage of Professor Julia Bushkova, to whom she has served as an assistant. 

Ania Bard-Schwarz was a winner of the first Gregor Piatigorsky Foundation Competition in 1999. Till this day, Ania Bard-Schwarz has performed as a recitalist, chamber, and orchestral musician on four continents and in fifteen countries in Europe, the Middle East, North and South America, at such concert halls as the Berlin Philharmonic; Concertgebouw, Amsterdam; Musikverein, Vienna; Megaron Hall, Athens; National Philharmonic Hall, Warsaw; Jordan Hall, USA, among others. She worked under such conductors as: John Axelrod, Niksa Bareza, Sergio Comissiona, Krzysztof Penderecki, Helmuth Rilling, Stanislaw Skrowaczewski, Antoni Wit, Graeme Jenkins and Hector Guzman.

Since moving to Texas to work on her DMA program at the University of North Texas, Dr. Bard-Schwarz has taught as a Teaching Fellow and served as a Teaching Assistant at UNT, joined, and has been appointed concertmaster of the Plano and Irving Symphony Orchestras, has been invited to join the Dallas Opera Orchestra for the third season in 2012/2013. Dr. Bard-Schwarz has also been a member of a Baroque Orchestra based in Dallas—the Orchestra of New Spain (playing on period instruments) and has been invited to perform with the Texas Camerata.

Dr. Bard-Schwarz is an avid propagator of musical education for children, youth and adults who are underprivileged and do not have access to musical education in their immediate environment. She has been involved in outreach programs as a recitalist and lecturer in Chile, Israel, and the United States.

Ania Bard-Schwarz comes from a musical family, with both parents being active performers and music educators. While growing up, she performed with her older sister, a violinist, and her younger sister, a pianist, in Poland and abroad. In the summer of 2010, Dr. Bard-Schwarz joined the faculty of the International Chamber Music Festival in Positano, Italy. Outside of the music world, Dr. Bard-Schwarz is an ardent photographer. To learn more about Ania Bard-Scharwz, log on to

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