Sebastian schwarz. Sebastian F. Schwarz steps down as General Director of Glyndebourne

Prior to this from 2008 to 2016 he was Deputy Artistic Director of the and from 2012 to 2016 also Artistic Director of the.

He has since built a career as a composer for films and advertising, with a focus on exploring the cinematic potential of video game scores.

He specializes in tax structuring, preparation of fund documentations, fund screenings and the analysis of tax consequences of corporate restructuring measures.

While planning the seasons up to 2021, I have realised that I feel most at home in a position which allows me to concentrate more fully on creating and executing the artistic vision of an organisation.

Through excursions studying composition, arranging and orchestration under Jeffrey Kirk and William Pursell at Belmont University School of Music in Nashville, Tennessee, Sebastian gained a deeper knowledge of, for example, American roots music.


Schwarz studied vocal performance and musicology in Berlin and vocal performance and theatre management in Venice.

Schwarz has decided to step down from his position as General Director.

He leaves an exciting artistic programme for both Festival and Tour through to 2021.

Born in 1974 in Germany, Sebastian F.