From the age of nine she was accepted as a child prodigy in the “Stoliarsky School for gifted children”. During her early years in Odessa she played for Isaac Stern and Ivry Gitlis and regularly performed as soloist with orchestra.
She pursued her studies at the Moscow State Conservatory where she graduated under the guidance of Prof. Yuri Yankelevich, and string quartet with Prof. Valentin Berlinsky (Borodin Quartet).
She won the 1st prize in the Carl Flesch Competition in London, ARD Violin Competition Munich, Romano Romanini Brescia, and was prize winner in Paganini Competition and ARD Duo Competition.
As a soloist Prof. Schwarzberg has performed with the Israel Philarmonic, New York Philharmonic, Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra, London Philharmonic etc. under conductors such as Yehudi Menuhin, Mstislav Rostropovich, Alexander Vedernikov, Adam Fischer, etc. in Concert Halls such as Carnegie Hall and Avery Fisher Hall NY, Musikverein Hall and Konzerthaus Vienna, Royal Albert Hall and Queen Elisabeth Hall London, Salle Pleyel Paris, Herculessaal Munich, Mann Auditorium Tel Aviv, Benyaney Hall Jerusalem etc.
Her chamber music partners all along her career have included Martha Argerich, Mischa Maisky,
Yuri Bashmet, Valentin Berlinsky, Nobuko Imai,David Geringas, Alexander Rabinovich, Paul Badura-Skoda ect., in Festivals such as Salzburger Festpiele, Martha Argerich Festival Lugano, Aspen Music Festival, Pablo Casals Festival Puerto Rico etc.
She began teaching at the Mannes School of Music in New York and from 1989 at the mdw-University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna where she’s currently Professor Emeritus. She is regularly invited as a juror at international competitions. Since 2018 she is Professor at the Buchmann Mehta School of Music.
Her students are prize winners of numerous international competitions, and most of them are concertmasters in some of the famous orchestras in the world.