Vivien Schweitzer

Arts journalist

V ivien Schweitzer is a Manhattan-based music critic, reporter and pianist. She regularly contributes classical music reviews and features to The New York Times and also writes about music for The Economist and The Gramophone. In addition, her articles have appeared in the Financial Times, Time Out, Newsday, BBC News and Playbill. As a roving arts correspondent she has filed reports from Slovenia, Mexico, Russia and Texas.

Vivien has also covered culture and politics in Tajikistan for CNN Traveller, New York's Chinese diaspora for the BBC and Russian dating agencies for the Moscow Times - where she worked as a reporter for a year.

Vivien studied piano performance and liberal arts at the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, the University of Sussex and the University and Conservatory of Seville, before training as a journalist at the London College of Printing. Upon graduation she worked in London as a writer and editor in book publishing and trade magazines.