Mark Swed

Los Angeles Times music critic

Mark Swed

Los Angeles Times music critic

Mark Swed has been the classical music critic of the Los Angeles Times since 1996. Before that, he was a music critic for the Los Angeles Herald Examiner and the Wall Street Journal and has written extensively for international publications. Swed is the author of the book-length text to the best-selling iPad app “The Orchestra” and is a former editor of the Musical Quarterly. He was a finalist for the 2007 Pulitzer Prize in criticism.