Julian Schwarz, cello, made his Music of Remembrance début in 2005 as the first David Tonkonogui Memorial Award Winner, playing his father’s composition, In Memoriam. He appears as soloist in that work on For a Look or a Touch (Naxos 8.559379). A Seattle native, he has received three Interlochen Fine Arts awards, performed with the Seattle Symphony, and conducted Tchaikovsky’s Coronation March with the Symphony. A student of David Tonkonogui (1958–2003) for seven years, he started his musical training with the piano at age five, the cello at six. He performed for the recording of For a Look or a Touch (Naxos 8.559379) at the age of fifteen.