Eduard Schmieder

Eduard Schmieder

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Born and educated in Russia, Eduard Schmieder has been characterized as an “extraordinary musician of the late 20th century” (Henry Roth). As an artist and teacher, Schmieder seeks to preserve and enhance the great traditions of American and European art. He maintains a concert schedule as a conductor and violinist and teaches an internationally selected class of students. Schmieder has performed in such prestigious halls as Cite de la Musique in Paris, Carnegie Hall in New York, Crown Hall in Jerusalem, Grand Philharmonic Hall in St. Petersburg, Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, and other major concert halls worldwide. He has collaborated with such musicians as Yehudi Menuhin, Ida Haendel, Martha Argerich, Brooks Smith, Nathaniel Rosen, Jon Kimura-Parker, Erick Friedman, Maria Kligel, Atar Arad, John Perry, Fou Ts’ong and many others. He was a founding member and artistic director of the Venice International Violin Institute and the Moscow Trio. Schmieder is a founder of iPalpiti Artists International and is a music director and conductor of the iPalpiti orchestral ensemble of international laureates, touring internationally, and in annual iPalpiti festival in Los Angeles since 1998. In 1996, Eduard Schmieder performed a recital in Genoa on Paganini’s famous Guarneri del Gesu “Il Cannone” violin which is only given for the performances to exceptional virtuoso violinists. On this rare occasion, it was a posthumous International Peace Prize ceremony given by the Italian government to Yitzhak Rabin. One of the most highly regarded violin pedagogues of his generation, Eduard Schmieder is the L. H. Carnell Distinguished Professor and Artistic Director for Strings at Temple University in Philadelphia. Prior to his appointment at Temple University, he held the Distinguished Algur H. Meadows Chair of Violin and Chamber Music in the Meadows School of the Arts in Dallas (1990-2006), and a tenured Professor of the Violin at the University of Southern California, the position formerly held by Jascha Heifetz. Students of Professor Schmieder are winners of top prizes at the prestigious international competitions, have established careers as soloists, chamber musicians, and hold leading positions in orchestras in Europe, Asia, and the United States. He is a recipient of American Cultural Specialist Award from United States Information Agency (1999), and throughout the years received numerous awards for his accomplishments as a Musician and Teacher, and recognition for his invaluable contributions to culture. Schmieder has taught master classes in virtually every foremost conservatory in the world. He has been performing, teaching, and conducting at international music festivals in Canada, Germany, Japan, The Netherlands, and other countries. In the United States he has worked in music festivals at Aspen, Interlochen, Musicorda, Idyllwild, and Summit in New York. Since 2004, he is a member of the faculty at the Mozarteum Summer Academie Salzburg. He frequently represents the United States as a jury member at leading international competitions including Queen Elisabeth, Sibelius, Paganini, Sarasate, Lipizer, and ARD. From 2003 -2009, he served as Artistic Advisor to the Sarasate International Violin Competition in Spain, is an Artistic Advisor to the Foundation “Remember Enescu” in Romania, as well as to other musical and cultural institutions. In 2016 he was awarded Honorary Doctor of Philosophy from Kazakh National University of Arts. He has been written about in books by Henry Roth “Violin Virtuosos: From Paganini to 21st Century” and Margaret Campbell “The Great Violinists,” as well as three featured articles in The Strad magazine.

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