Nicholas Schwartz, Principal Bass Trombone of the New York City Ballet, has a diverse career performing across North America, Europe, and Asia. Beginning his trombone studies at the Interlochen Arts Academy, he went on to study at The Juilliard School with then New York Philharmonic bass trombonist Don Harwood. From there, he moved to San Francisco where he began freelancing throughout the Bay Area. He was also a member of the Sarasota Opera in Florida for two seasons. He has also performed with the Pittsburgh Symphony, the New York Philharmonic, The Metropolitan Opera, The Philadelphia Orchestra, San Francisco Symphony, San Francisco Ballet, Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, St. Lukes Chamber Orchestra, the New York City Opera, Atlanta Symphony, Minnesota Orchestra, The Malaysia Philharmonic, Mostly Mozart Festival, Festival Maribor (Slovenia), and the Festival Lyrique-en-Mer in France. He has recorded with Joe Alessi, principal trombone of the New York Philharmonic, the American Brass Quintet, has played for multiple video game soundtrack recordings at Skywalker Ranch in Northern California, and has recorded multiple movie soundtracks in New York.